Bosse Larsson 

        Mindset book 2018

          Blog post for Corwin:


TEDxTalk: "A growth mindset for a creative mind"

EDtalks: "Remaining a learner - a matter of mindset" 

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About me: 

I'm a Swedish teacher, author, trainer and lecturer.

I graduated from the university in 1985 and went on to work as a teacher, senior leader and then mentor for trainee teachers. I have throughout the years developed extensive experience developing creative thinking and learning with primary and secondary students. In 2000, I began to specialise in supporting secondary school dropouts and students with special educational needs. 

My interest in how we think led me to attend courses in de Bono's ”Six Thinking Hats” and "Serious creativity and lateral thinking" at the World Centre Of New Thinking in Malta.

As a keynote speaker and workshop leader I have given presentations, keynotes and led workshops both nationally and in the other Scandinavian countries (Norway, Denmark and Finland) as well as internationally (Wellington - New Zealand, Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia, Bilbao - Spain, Toronto - Canada). I have worked with staff training in various settings (schools, companies and other organisations). The main themes of my work focus on creativity, thinking habits (including bias), thinking tools, Dweck’s mindset, motivation and feedback. Key titles include ”Learning to Learn” and ”Thinking about thinking.”

The book Challenging Mindset, written together with James Nottingham and released in Sweden, Denmark, USA and Australia, answers key questions about Carol Dweck’s theory of Mindset and shares proven strategies for putting mindset theory into practice. A nuanced understanding of mindset is critical for fostering a growth mindset in yourself, your classroom, your students and your workplace.  

My last long term engagemant included part-time in local schools where I collaborate with teams in action learning cycles and support individual teachers through lesson planning and giving feedback after lessons observations. 

Feedback from my presentations at the International Conferences on Thinking, Kuala Lumpur, 2009, Belfast, 2011, Wellington 2013, Bilbao 2015:

Twitter: "Showed that  TEDx last week already. :) Much enjoyed by our staff."  " I am showing your TEDx talk to staff tomorrow! Should be a great dialogue starter!                                                   

"Stunning presentation from . TY for being generous with your time in answering our questions afterward." "You should have been a keynote!" "Really enjoyed your session, lots to think about before I'm back in the classroom next week." 

"Excellent presentation, interesting content, clear goal, sense-making..."

"Good energy in the room, audience interaction, relaxed presentation style"  International Conference On Thinking, Kuala Lumpur 2009, Belfast 2011

”Very thoughtful & inspiring! Useful, concrete, hands-on strategies for thinking about the learning process of children (and adults” ”Interesting - inspiring - I want to learn more!” ”The brain as a muscle - there is hope!”   

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