IMPORTANT NOTICE: This program is scheduled as a face-to-face classroom training during the Fall 2020 semester, but may be moved online due to future recommendations for distance learning due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Any updates will be posted on this page and all enrolled students will be notified by email of any anticipated curtailments.
Research on the Growth Mindset (Dweck, 2006) demonstrates that students who believe they can develop their basic abilities have greater motivation and higher achievement than do students who believe their abilities are fixed. Educators are in a unique position to assist students in the development of their growth mindset. In this workshop, educators will learn to facilitate an environment of healthy intellectual and emotional risks that promotes a growth mindset and develops students' skills for academic and interpersonal success. This engaging presentation will use experiential activities to explore mindsets, discuss the research and neuroscience behind learning and mindsets, examine educators' mindsets impact on student achievement, and provide strategies to assist educators in introducing these concepts in their classrooms. Participants will take away a tool kit of activities for their classrooms, including resources to introduce families to promote a growth mindset. Any educator, regardless of experience level, will benefit as we seek to answer: How can we as educators truly help our students reach their potential?
Hannah Mariotti has an MA in Counseling and over 20 years of experience in education and mental health care. As a counselor, Hannah has held positions in hospitals, health services and private practice. She has worked in both traditional, independent and therapeutic schools with students from K-12 and colleges. Her interests include learning and the brain, interpersonal neurobiology, anxiety/depression, attachment and trauma, addiction, social/emotional learning and mindfulness.
Hannah currently helps to create and facilitate day-long trainings with University of New Hampshire Professional Development & Training. She also practices as an educational/therapeutic consultant and is a co-founder of Beacon Coaching & Consulting. Hannah enjoys connecting families and clients to the support and information they need to grow and thrive.
Sarah Wagner is a school psychologist with 20 years of experience as an educator. She has worked in therapeutic and traditional public schools with students experiencing social, emotional, and/or learning challenges. Sarah taught 6-12th grade and held positions including; teacher, behavior specialist, director of academic support, learning specialist and college counselor. She specializes in school psychology, parent education and coaching children and teens with ADHD. Sarah is an educator at a local New Hampshire public school and is a co-owner/practitioner at Beacon Coaching & Consulting. She has a master’s degree in educational leadership.