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Building an Olympic-Sized Growth Mindset

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Building an Olympic-Sized Growth Mindset

Presented by Dr. Rhiannon Mesler, Head of Research, Classroom Champions; Todd Nesloney, Director of Culture and Strategic Leadership, Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association; and Apolo Ohno, 8X Olympic Medalist, Award-Winning Speaker, and NYT best-selling author

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Educators across the globe are anticipating a return to schooling that leaves many questions to be answered. Seeking to balance personal wellness with student and staff wellbeing, educators are facing what seems to be an uphill battle.

In this edWebinar, hear from Apolo Ohno, 8x Olympic Medalist and Classroom Champions friend, to speak about how to build your Olympic-sized growth mindset. You’ll leave this recorded edWebinar with strategies from our expert panelists to carry you, your staff, and your students through any obstacle that might come your way this fall. Foundational research is addressed by Dr. Rhiannon Mesler, Todd Nesloney brings his experience as an administrator and educator, and Apolo Ohno speaks to his ability to persevere and become a champion.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to K-8 teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders.


Apolo OhnoAbout the Presenters

Apolo Anton Ohno claimed his first major speed skating title at the US Championships at the age of 14—after just six months of training. Over the next decade and a half, he went from kid prodigy to the most decorated US Winter Olympian in history—a title he still holds—earning eight Olympic medals in short-track speed skating across the 2002, 2006, and 2010 Winter Games. Following the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, Apolo took his understanding of sport psychology and his personal experience with success and setbacks to develop a resilient and mission-driven approach to life. He wrote a book on this subject, Zero Regrets, which was released in 2011 and went on to become a New York Times Best Seller. In his words: “My mission is to help and guide people to become stronger, better, more fulfilled than they ever thought was possible.”


Rhiannon MeslerDr. Rhiannon Mesler is an assistant professor at the Dhillon School of Business at the University of Lethbridge (Calgary Campus) and a member of the Institute for Consumer and Social Well-being. Her research has been featured in top (FT50) journals including Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, and Journal of Marketing Research. Dr. Mesler holds a Ph.D. in management from the University of Calgary, an MS.c. in psychology from the University of Calgary, and a BA in psychology from the University of Waterloo. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Alberta. Dr. Mesler currently serves as Chair of the Government of Alberta’s Power and Natural Gas Consumer Panel. She has served as a Board Trustee for the City Centre for Charity Effectiveness Trust at City, University of London, the United Way of Calgary and Area, and Classroom Champions International where she now conducts the program evaluation and impact research.


Todd NesloneyTodd Nesloney is currently the Director of Culture and Strategic Leadership at Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA), a White House Champion of Change, a 2x TEDx Speaker, and an educator, author, and speaker. He is an award-winning author for his work in co-authoring Kids Deserve It! and Sparks in the Dark. He has also written the book Stories from Webb and published a children’s book, Spruce & Lucy. Todd has been recognized by John C. Maxwell as a Top 10 Finalist for the 2018 Transformational Leadership Award, the National School Board Association as one of the “20 to Watch” in Education, the Center for Digital Education as one of their “Top 40 Innovators in Education”, the BAMMYs as the “National Elementary Principal of the Year” and the “National Elementary Teacher of the Year”, and the Texas Computer Education Association as their “Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year”. Todd is passionate about education and innovation.

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Classroom ChampionsClassroom Champions is a non-profit and registered charity that connects volunteer Olympians, Paralympians, and Professional Athletes to classrooms through a K-8 social and emotional-based curriculum and mentorship experience.


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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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