Quality professional learning. Improving student outcomes.

Powerful. Practical. Engaging.

  • Real School Experience

    Real School Experience

    James brings his personal and practical experience as a middle school leader to all his training.

  • Qualified and Certified

    Qualified and Certified

    Affiliate director for the Institute for Habits of Mind & the first internationally certified Mindset Trainer by Dweck's Mindset Works

  • Proven Track Record

    Proven Track Record

    More than 15 years international experience in teacher training and consulting in school change.

  • Participant Workshops

    Participant Workshops

    Regular face to face workshops covering all aspects of Habits of Mind and Mindsets.

  • School Based Training

    School Based Training

    Effective school based training tailored to your individual school needs.

  • Online training

    Online training

    Convenience and affordability of fully mentored online learning in a rich multimedia environment


James is fully certified as a Growth Mindset trainer by Mindset Works (co-founded by Carol Dweck).

He is the first, and currently only, person in the world to receive this certification. As a certified trainer you can be assured of the highest quality training, and access to the most up to date learning!

Proven. Endorsed and Qualified

James Anderson excels in bringing the Habits of Mind to life in schools and classrooms. His knowledge of teaching strategies, creative approaches to instruction, and understanding of sound curriculum design, equips him to serve as a valuable resource to any agency striving to enhance students' and staffs thinking skills and dispositions. Furthermore, in his presentations, he lives the Habits of Mind. Through his efforts, the world is becoming a more thought-full place.
Art Costa
- Founder of the Habits of Mind

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Professor Art Costa and Dr Bena Kallick describe the dispositions that are skilfully and mindfully employed but characteristically successful people, when confronted by problems, the solutions to which are not immediately apparent.

James Anderson shows you how to effectively and powerfully translate this work in your school and classroom.

Drawing on his own classroom experiences, as well as 15 years of learning with and from  schools around the world, James is an expert at helping you translate the Habits of Mind into classroom practice, and transforming schools by infusing the Habits of Mind into school culture.

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Renowned Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck has identified a critical component to succeeding in all aspects of life. From school to business, relationships to sports, the Growth Mindset is a common factor in the outlook of practically all high achievers.

The first person to be internationally recognised and certified as a trainer in Mindsets by Carol Dweck’s Mindset’s works, James offers practical tools and strategies to help you develop a Growth Mindset in your students.

James shows you how subtle but important changes to pedagogy, assessment and your classroom language  can have far reaching effects on student outcomes. James shows you how to think like a Growth Mindset teacher and gives you the tools to develop growth mindsets in your students.

Building Success. Building Relationships

It takes time and commitment to succeed. I believe in building relationships with every school.

James has been supporting, guiding, mentoring and inspiring myself, and my school to achieve great success with Habits of Mind since our journey began in 2006
Jenny Jones
Jenny Jones
Habits of Mind Leader Westbourne Park Primary School
Working with James over the last six years has allowed us to grow our understanding of the Habits and how they support student learning across all areas of our school.
Karen Watson
Karen Watson
Head of Innovative Programs, Kirwan State High School
Thank you James for always supporting us and for being there in every way that you can. It's greatly appreciated. We couldn't have done it without you.
Ingrid Beekhuizen
Ingrid Beekhuizen
Head of Junior School, Kingsmead College, Johannesburg
James is an extraordinary presenter. He engages his audience, provides a powerful set of activities, and has such deep knowledge of the theory as well as the practice that people leave inspired to move forward. He has contributed to our field immeasurably and Art and I are grateful for his continuous dedication to being our "critical friend.'
Bena Kallick
Bena Kallick
Co-Founder Institute for Habits of Mind
James Anderson presented a workshop on Habits of Mind for our entire academic staff of 90 teachers. An aspect that was truly appreciated by the staff was the practical wisdom he imparted – clearly gained from hands-on classroom experience. The unsolicited feedback we received from the staff was extremely positive and we have little doubt that he will have persuaded everyone to reflect carefully on their teaching.
Mary Williams
Mary Williams
Head Mistress, Roedean School, Johannesburg
There is nothing more satisfying than having staff return from having completed professional developing simply raving over it. Our staff have always come back from James' training very keen to implement his great ideas. They all comment on his excellent teaching/training approach and they have come back armed with some great resources. I have no doubt that the attendance at James's training has led to high quality understanding of Habits of Mind.
Margaret Lee
Margaret Lee
Principal, San Sisto College, Brisbane

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