Module 04: Fixed vs Growth Mindset ENG & SPA

Módulo 4: Mentalidad Fija vs Mentalidad de Crecimiento (inglés y español) | taught by Dr. Mary E. Sanders & Eric B. Hamilton
Dr. Mary E. Sanders & Eric B. Hamilton
Dr. Mary E. Sanders & Eric B. Hamilton
Senior Instructors

About the Instructor

Dr. Mary E. Sanders and Eric B. Hamilton have combined their strengths to develop a unique, research-based program for schools, teachers, and students to increase wellbeing and happiness. To create our curriculum, we have curated the findings of Dr. Martin Seligman, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Dr. Angela Duckworth, Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD., among other leading positive psychology experts, into practical strategies that can be integrated into teachers’ personal lives, as well as their classrooms, enabling teachers and students to thrive.


Eric B. Hamilton is a veteran director for international schools around the world. Eric has spent his entire career enabling schools to be happier, more compassionate environments where both students and teachers thrive. His extensive experience in curriculum development and school leadership have enabled him and Mary to develop their courses using the most contemporary and research-based pedagogical methods.

Eric has over 25 years experience in education as a teacher and leader. He attended the University of Delaware where he earned his B.S. in elementary education and middle school math. Later, he completed the master’s program at the University of Colorado in curriculum and instruction. He has been a dedicated practitioner of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga for the past 10 years.


Dr. Mary E. Sanders has been involved in the world of positive psychology, health, and wellness for more than 20 years. With certifications from the Wholebeing Institute in Positive Psychology and as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) practitioner, she is highly qualified to lead teachers towards happier, more holistic classrooms.

Dr. Sanders attended Eastern Illinois University and earned her B.S. in zoology and chemistry. She then attended Logan College of Chiropractic to earn her doctorate in chiropractic. Dr. Sanders is a certified yoga Instructor and has been a mindfulness, meditation, and yoga practitioner of over 25 years.

Module 04: Fixed vs Growth Mindset


Teachers and students can become more successful and effective learners if they adopt a growth mindset and identify their Deceptive Brain Messages as they relate to their learning style.

Essential Question:

How influential is your mindset or (mental attitude) in your overall ability to learn?

Knowledge that you will develop in Module 2:

  • What is the definition of a Growth Mindset?
  • What is the difference between a Growth Mindset and Fixed Mindset?
  • What are Deceptive Brain Messages (DBM)?
  • How do DBM relate to a Fixed Mindset?
  • How is the brain like plastic?
  • How to teach a Growth MIndset to the students?


Módulo 04: Mentalidad Fija vs de Crecimiento


Los maestros y los estudiantes pueden convertirse en aprendices más exitosos y eficaces si adoptan una mentalidad de crecimiento e identifican cuando los "Falsos Mensajes Cerebrales" se relacionan con su estilo de aprendizaje.

Pregunta Esencial:

¿Qué influencia tiene su mentalidad o actitud mental en su capacidad general para aprender?

Conocimientos a desarrollar en el Módulo 04:

  • ¿Cuál es la definición de una mentalidad de crecimiento?
  • ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre una mentalidad de crecimiento y una mentalidad fija?
  • ¿Qué son los mensajes cerebrales falsos o engañosos (DBM en inglés)?
  • ¿Cómo se relaciona los DBM con una mentalidad fija?
  • ¿De qué manera el cerebro se parece al plástico? ¿
  • ¿Cómo enseñar una mentalidad de crecimiento a los estudiantes?

Course Contents

16 Videos
4 Quizzes
14 Texts
6 Disqus

Course Curriculum

Week 04: Introducing a growth mindset in the classroom / Semana 04: Introduciendo una mentalidad de crecimiento en el aula
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