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Sep 7 2022

Fostering a Growth Mindset Among Students

CATE Teaching Tidbits Workshops - Fall 2022

September 7, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Virtual Event

Teaching tidbit workshops in brown lettering with a red apple with a green leaf. Red apple is formed/shaped by cursive words: students, learning, reflection, hybrid, innovation, equity, assessment, teaching, engagement, and inclusion.

What are some factors that hold back or push students forward in learning and performing the best they can? How do students react to successes and failures? In this interactive online workshop, participants will review evidence from social and educational psychology of how students’ mindsets about where their knowledge, skills, and abilities come from, and how students respond to challenges and setbacks, can impact the learning experience. Participants will identify the differences between a fixed and growth mindset, and how students’ and instructors’ mindsets can impact student motivation and achievement and sense of belonging. Participants will also identify strategies that can be implemented in their teaching to foster a growth mindset and increased sense of belonging in their students.

After participating in this online workshop, you will be able to:

  • Explain the differences between a fixed and growth mindset
  • Consider how students’ and instructors’ mindsets can impact student achievement and motivation
  • Identify teaching strategies to promote a growth mindset and sense of belonging in students

Workshop materials include slides and handouts provided during the workshop. Please note that you must be logged into your UIC Google account to access these materials.

Upcoming Session

Tuesday, November 15 | 11:00 AM


Educational Technology Integrated Into Workshop:

EVENT LEAD: Lauren Woods;



Inclusivity & Accessibility Information:  UIC is committed to full inclusion and participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of university life. CATE’s online events are delivered through Zoom and may include breakout rooms and group discussion. CATE’s in-person events typically involve a combination of presentation and discussion-based activities. We welcome ASL interpreters, note-takers, and accompanying assistants to all CATE events. If you have questions about access, such as parking or building layouts, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, such as real-time captioning (CART), ASL services, or obtaining event materials in alternative formats, please contact the event lead.




Lauren Woods

Date posted

Aug 19, 2022

Date updated

Sep 9, 2022