Course Description

From the ancient world through the Renaissance, and even today,  artistic and intellectual ability is often viewed as an intuitive gift rather than the result of effort. 

To what end? 

Mindsets powerfully impact learning behaviour. Learners with a growth mindset work harder, embrace challenge, persist for longer and learn from criticism, whereas the fixed mindset develops undesirable learning dispositions and character traits, ultimately under-achieving.

Teacher mindsets result in teacher expectations impacting student achievement. It is important that teachers understand the impact their beliefs, words and actions have on cultivating the learning disposition of students.

Participants will learn

  • Evidence-based factors that impact achievement differentiation

  • The role and context of self-determination theory in achievement, and how to influence self-motivation

  • The (specifics of) quality and the quantity of student effort

  • The significance of mindsets in shaping learner attitudes and character traits

  • Teacher-language perception for high and low expectation of student ability

  • Consequences from help (too much and too soon), praise (information-less feedback), talent attribution and other labels

  • The nature of self-esteem, high or healthy

  • Effective feedback strategies for cultivating a growth mindset

Audience

All teachers, primary and secondary.

Teaching Standards

3.5.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use effective classroom communication:  Use effective verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support student understanding, participation, engagement and achievement.



$439 + GST - Individual Enrolment

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Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing Growth Mindset: Improving Teaching and Learning will contribute 4 hours of NSW Education Standards Education Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework, addressing standard descriptors 3.5.3 from the Australia Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

Venue Information

Address

Club York Sydney
Level 2, 99 York St
Sydney
NSW 2000

Directions

Club York is part of the Bowlers Club, with an entrance beside the Club. Take the lift to Level 2. A couple of buildings from the corner of Market Street, on the left-hand side heading towards Circular Quay. Middle of CBD.

Public Transport

5 min. walk from Town Hall Station, through Queen Vic. Building to Market St.  

Buses from George or York Streets.  Market Street is the closest stop.

Visit Transport NSW to plan your trip.

Parking

Available underneath the Club.  Entrance Secure Parking 168 Clarence Street (back of building).

Parking Rates

COVID-19 Event Information

All TTA venues continue to work with advice provided by the NSW Health Department in managing the risks associated with the current COVID-19 situation. While the current risk is low, TTA venues will be taking steps to help provide a safe environment for our courses. There will be increased cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, and venues will be providing ample hand sanitiser pumps. While venues will be taking all the care that they can, we also stress the need for course participants to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them. If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t attend this event. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid shaking hands where possible. Practice cough etiquette, coughing into a tissue or your elbow and washing your hands afterwards. Thank you for your understanding.

Presenter

Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin is an educator, keynote speaker, author and pianist. Michael’s professional development for staff, and enrichment lectures for students and parents, examine the factors that impact continuous improvement toward exceptional achievement. Indeed, Michael’s books Children and Learning – For Parents and Learning Strategies for Musical Success investigate these concepts in detail providing pragmatic solutions for parents and teachers. Michael has spoken to groups of staff, students, parents, corporate and community audiences in more than 500 settings in 30 countries throughout the world. He has been the Keynote or Consultant Speaker at several global education events including AMIS (Dubai), ECIS (Hamburg and Nice), AISA (South Africa), English Schools’ Foundation (Hong Kong), International Educators Conference (Brunei), APEP Member Schools Conference (Thailand), British Schools of the Middle East Arts Conference (Dubai and Oman), QMA (Doha), AGEP (Switzerland), BSI National Conference (UK). He has been an invited guest at the New Horizons adult education program in New York State and consulted for Cambridge University Press on behalf of the government of Kazakhstan. As a teacher, Michael taught for 25 years in government, catholic and independent schools, as a music teacher and faculty leader up to Deputy Head level. He has adjudicated at several choral eisteddfods and been guest conductor for major events including the Pemulwuy National Male Voice Festival, as well as events in Switzerland, Asia, Europe, and New Zealand. Michael is a winner of the South Australian Education and Arts Ministers’ Prize and is listed in Who’s Who South Australia. As well as the aforementioned books, Michael is the author of a range of music education texts. As a pianist, numerous guest residencies include Dubai’s iconic 7-star Burj al Arab and Australia’s Hayman Island Resort on the Great Barrier Reef. Classical piano recordings include the compilations Consolation and Shimmer. Other musical highlights include several performances with the Dubai Philharmonic Orchestra, The Emirates Jazz Trio, and the honour of performing the Beethoven Ninth with the London Philharmonia at Royal Festival Hall, London.