To be completely honest, much of the material covered in the online course is also covered in the book. What I really appreciated about the online course was seeing some of the ideas in action - teachers working with students on number talks, students working with dot cards and students' video reflections on some of the activities. These videos helped me to imagine how some of the lessons might help my students and what they might look like in a classroom.
This class has inspired me to incorporate more lessons on mindset in my classroom. All of the middle school students at my school took Jo Boaler's student course this summer. I am hoping to create a survey for my students that asks them about their mindset before the course and whether it may have changed due to the course. I also hope to ask the students about how they think we can incorporate growth mindset into our classes.
This course was great. While a bit redundant after reading the book, the course did inspire me to change some things in my classroom including making more mindset poster for our classrooms (I will blog about this soon - once our classrooms are clean enough to photograph!) I would recommend the course for teachers of all levels.