5 Ways to Weave Growth Mindset into Your Courses

Created by Laura Gibbs on Mar 6, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8oEXDCYgWg

Starts at 1:00 PM · Ends at 1:20 PM, MDT (America/Denver)


The "growth mindset" approach has been a game-changer in my classes, helping students to set goals for their own learning beyond just getting a grade. In this demo, I will show how I make growth mindset part of the class content and also how I use growth mindset as a course design principle in creating class assignments. I will focus on Canvas-based examples, like my Canvas widget of "Growth Mindset Cats" which anyone is free to use and/or adapt for their own purposes.

Contact Laura Gibbs in advance of the event with any questions or special requests.




Demo agenda:

  • Teaching students about growth mindset.
  • Using growth mindset LOLCats and other motivational memes.
  • Helping students to explore growth mindset resources.
  • Encouraging students to complete growth mindset challenges of their own.
  • Using the challenge-based approach in designing class assignments.


Additional Resources

  • You can find the Growth Mindset Cats in my Widget Warehouse here: Widgets.MythFolklore.net
  • The event will be recorded and shared, along with the slidedeck


This is the third in a series of Connected Learning with Cats CanvasLIVE presentations. For more cats and other curiosities, see my blog, Teaching with Canvas.


Growth mindset: a passion for stretching yourself.


Growth mindset:

a passion for stretching yourself.