Explore how decades of mindset research can inform our teaching in ways that make learners more resilient to the challenges they encounter and willing to make the sustained effort necessary for high achievement and long term success.


  • Learn how to embed growth mindset in ways that raise attainment
  • Understand the value of an authentic approach to teaching
  • Develop a greater awareness of the importance of own mindset
  • Understand how to train students to become critical thinkers
  • Understand how to embed a culture of excellence
COURSE DATE London, Tues 28 February 2017
WHO FOR?  Heads of department
T&L leaders
Subject teachers
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
Detailed notes On-line materials
Powerpoint presentations CPD Certificate
 High quality training facilities Sit-down buffet lunch



10.00am - 11.00am: What is Growth Mindset? How does it link to sustained success?

  • What the research shows about raising results and increasing progress
  • What neuroscience tells us & what this implies for us as educators

11.00am - 11.30am: The necessary interventions for building a culture of growth mindset

  • Intervention 1: Teach everyone about the brain
  • How to engage students and the wider community

11.30am - 11.45am: Break


11.45am - 12.45pm: The second intervention for building a culture of growth mindset

  • Intervention 2: using language to reinforce culture
  • Re-considering the language we use for feedback and praise
  • Considering the problems and alternatives to labelling & ability grouping

12.45pm - 1.45pm: Lunch


1.45pm - 3.00pm: The third intervention for building a culture of growth mindset

  • Intervention 3: Make learning worth the effort
  • Developing positive learning habits
  • Re-shaping the curriculum for problem solving & critical thinking
  • Case studies: successfully defined school values around growth mindset

3.00pm - 3.15pm: Break


3.15pm - 3.45pm: Ways forward: Beginning the journey of embedding growth mindset culture

  • An opportunity to plan ways forward
  • Self assessment and monitoring


Lizzie Overton

For more than 25 years Lizzie has worked in schools that span the socio-economic and cultural diversity of the UK. She has taught in schools across London, Nottingham and Cambridge, and was deputy head of Fleet Primary School in Camden. As Director of Enliven Education she now works with educators of all kinds to replace our habits of reductionist thinking with the enlivened learning that we all need for building successful and sustainable futures.