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Mindset, The New Psychology of Success

Mindset, The New Psychology of Success

Have you found that many students who seem capable of learning simply do not feel motivated to try their best? 

Research by Dr. Carol Dweck proves that school success can be dramatically influenced by how students think about their talents and abilities. Are you looking for a way to improve classroom climate and culture? Mindset, The New Psychology of Success is the on-line book study for you. Educators who teach growth mindset create classrooms where students feel motivated to try hard and achieve at higher levels than they have in the past. 

Graduate Credits/Clock Hours: 3 Quarter Graduate Credits offered through Seattle Pacific University or 30 Clock Hours offered.

*WA State educators have the option of earning 30 clock hours offered through ESD 112. 

Required Reading: Mindset, The New Psychology of Success, Written by Carol S. Dweck

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1) Purchase and read Mindset, The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.

2) Write complete answers to all of the questions on the Book Study Handout.

3) Create and teach 3 lesson plans on growth mindset. The focus of these lessons will be:

• Teaching the differences between fixed and growth mindsets
• Bullying and victims
• Famous athletes and how they used growth mindsets to their advantage.

Then, write a 2-3 page paper reflecting on these lessons and the implementation of a growth mindset in your classroom setting.

All assignments must be completed within 1 year. Upload completed handout and paper to website or email all completed assignments and paperwork to lorie@teacherstudy.org or fax to 360-448-7031.

The rubric for the Book Study Hand-Out is broken down into 4 goal areas. 


First Goal: Pertains to questions #1-40 on the Hand-Out. You will simply need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3” or “4” according to the rubric in the Course Syllabus. 

Second Goal: Pertains to questions #41-46. You will need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3” or “4” according to the rubric in the Course Syllabus. 

Third Goal: Pertains to questions #47. You will need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3” or “4” according to the rubric in the Course Syllabus. 

Fourth Goal: Pertains to questions #48-50. You will need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3” or “4” according to the rubric in the Course Syllabus. 

Paper: The rubric for Mindset, the New Psychology of Success Reflection paper explains how to earn a “1”, “2”, “3” or “4”. The maximum number of combined points that can be earned is 20 (16 points for the answers to the questions on the Hand-Out and 4 points for the Reflection Paper). Refer to the Course Syllabus if necessary.

Grading is as follows: 

  • “A” grade – 18-20 points"
  • “B” grade – 16-17 points 
  •  “C” grade – 14-15 points 
  •  “D” grade – 13-14 points 
  •  “F” grade – 12 points or less Incomplete - An incomplete grade will be given if all 3 assignments are not completed within 1 year.

Earn 3 graduate level quarter credits offered through Seattle Pacific University, an accredited university. Additional $150 fee, payable to SPU. You must register with SPU first to earn graduate credit.

Students also have the option of earning 30 Clock Hours. (Other known terms include, but are not limited to, Professional Development Hours, Professional Development Points, Continuing Education Units, Professional Development Units or your school districts equivalent language for clock hours earned.) A Certificate of Completion will be provided once coursework is reviewed and graded.

Note: WA State Educators have the option of earning 30 Clock Hours offered through ESD 112. $3 per clock hour. ESD Registration Form will be forwarded once the course is complete.

Online book studies that have not been accessed are refundable within 5 days of purchase date. No refund will be issued on any assignment that has been accessed, viewed, or partially completed. Online training courses may not be transferred to another student.

Students who register with Brandman University will be able to order official Brandman University transcripts and retrieve unofficial transcripts through Brandman University's online student services system. Further information about transcripts will be provided in the final confirmation email notice once you've completed a course and a grade has been posted.