Mindset MentorsGrowth Mindset programs delivered by elite young sportspeople. 

Help your students to build a growth mindset, develop a positive, resilient attitude and strengthen their mental health with our Mindset Mentors program.

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About Mindset Mentors

We created mindset mentors because we believe that having a positive attitude and a growth mindset can make a powerful positive difference in the lives of young students – helping them to be their very best in primary school and beyond!

And who better to teach these skills than young elite athletes – people who have benefited from high quality mental and physical training, have unique personal stories to tell, who are looked up to and respected by students, and who are keen to give back, and share their learnings.

Mindset Mentors offers tailored primary school programs built around the needs of students in Years 3 – 6. We can also offer specially modified programs for younger students if desired.

Why choose Mindset Mentors?

Students love to hear professional athletes share inspiring stories.

But Mindset Mentors is more than a talk to students by an elite athlete.

We believe Mindset Mentors is unique because it combines:

  • Felstead Education’s 30 years of experience in educational program delivery

  • The latest pedagogy and research in Growth Mindset

  • The vibrancy and appeal of young professional athletes

  • Follow on resources to embed learning, making them more than simply a ‘one-off’ presentation

Our seminars and resources can help students to: 

  • See their attitude as a choice under their control

  • Learn to respond rather than react in any given situation

  • Build a growth, rather than a fixed, mindset

  • Embrace challenges inside and outside of school

  • See failure and mistakes as valuable opportunities for growth

  • Focus on effort and work rate rather than perceived ‘natural’ ability

  • Learn to say ‘not yet’ rather than ‘I can’t’

  • Choose to be life long learners

  • And much more

What programs are available?

We offer two programs, each approximately 50 minutes in duration.

They can be taken as individual stand alone sessions, or as a package tailored to the needs of your school. The programs include:

 Program One: Attitude is Everything – Growth Mindset Basics

Having a positive attitude, self belief, resilience and the capacity to grow from challenges and failures are essential characteristics for  successful athletes. They are also essential character traits for students to have so they can become confident, curious and resilient learners.

During this program students will learn:

  • The benefits of having a positive, resilient mental attitude

  • That the attitude they have is always within their control

  • The basic elements of having a growth mindset

  • How to focus on effort and work rate, rather than fixed perceptions about ability

  • Become persistent, curious, life long learners

  • The importance of persistence in achieving success

Program Two: Training Your Mind – More Growth Mindset Strategies  

Having a positive attitude and a growth mindset helps students to see themselves as life long learners enjoying an ongoing  journey of growth and development.

This second program is designed to extend and enhance students understanding of  growth set principles so they can embed them more deeply and benefit from them in their life inside and outside of school.

During this program students will learn:

  • How to further embed and utilise growth mindset practices

  • The value of making mistakes and failing as opportunities for learning and development

  • The neuroscience that underpins growth mindset – delivered in an age appropriate manner

  • How to stay in the ‘flow’ and enjoy their learning journey

  • The power of habits and how to change them for the better

  • How to use meditation and mindfulness practices to build a positive attitude and a growth mindset

Practical information

These programs are specially designed for the needs and abilities of primary school students.

They are suitable for a whole year level cohort, but can also be run in small groups.

Each program runs for approximately 50 minutes (one lesson period) and is supported by follow on resources to embed learning.

We prefer face to face delivery, but with ongoing COVID restrictions have online versions available.

Our programs can be taken individually, or as part of a multi session program run over multiple days.

The sessions are a perfect way to start the year, make a great keynote address or are ideal for school camps and retreats.

We are happy to tailor a program to your needs  and we also offer parent and staff sessions to further share the learning. 

Contact us today to discuss your needs and see how Mindset Mentors can make a powerful positive difference in the lives of your students.