This presentation will focus on contemporary research and practice about student performance. It will share useful ways for educators to apply the concept of growth mindset in classrooms, playgrounds, assembly halls, parent meetings and many other parts of school life. It will consider aspects such as limiting beliefs, neuroplasticity, cultivating growth mindsets through effective feedback and look at the in-practical implications of the research.
The talk will also outline three major inhibitors to student performance, and suggest practical avenues for moving past these road blocks. Attendees will leave the session with practical strategies and ideas for implementing back at school right away, as well as access to some helpful tools for building growth mindsets.
UPP founder, Luke McKenna is an educator and author who specialises in working with schools to build growth mindsets, grit, wellbeing and leadership for all students. Over the last 10 years, he has worked as a classroom teacher, middle leader and Assistant Principal.
Since establishing Unleashing Personal Potential, Luke has worked with educators and students across Australian Primary and Secondary schools from the Independent, Catholic and Public sectors. He has delivered keynote presentations at the Queensland Catholic Principals and Deputy Principals Conferences.
Luke holds degrees in Business and Education, as well as a Masters of Educational Leadership. He is currently undergoing a Professional Certificate of Positive Education at the University of Melbourne. His work has been published in the Australian Journal of Middle Schooling, The Positive Times, Happy Schools, and he is also the author of "Thrive: Unlocking the truth about student performance".