If you’re an educator who is searching for ways to reconnect with your calling, your love of learning and your desire to empower students to become lifelong learners, building Flexible Mindsets is for you.

Take one of our courses and discover how to transform your role as an educator into a Flexible Mindset educator who:

  • connects deeply with their students
  • applies the scientific study of the brain to improve learning
  • shares tools to support students to become self-directed learners
  • creates conditions and spaces for students to be curious, make mistakes and take risks for learning

Our courses are designed to be companions to our book, Flexible Mindsets in Schools: Channelling Brain Power for Critical Thinking, Complex Problem-Solving and Creativity. 


4 key drivers of a flexible mindset

This online mini-course is a companion to our book Flexible Mindsets in Schools: Channelling Brain Power for Critical Thinking, Complex Problem-Solving and Creativity. 

We wrote this book because we truly believe that ALL students are capable of being innovators that can solve the world’s problems AND that teachers are the ideal partners in making that possible. 

This mini-course is your introduction to the world of Flexible Mindsets. We chose the top 4 drivers of a Flexible Mindset and created a video for each:

  1. The Role of CURIOSITY (7-min. video)
  2. The Role of GRAPPABILITY (8-min. video)
  3. The Role of TRUSTING RELATIONSHIPS (6-min. video)
  4. The Role of THE 3C’s (6-min. video)

We invite you to collaborate with us in transforming classrooms into places where both teachers and students are active, resilient and adaptable and where ALL thinkers can thrive!

Grab a coffee and take 30 minutes to immerse yourself in the most compelling ways to engage Flexible Mindsets. 


teachers as coaches

Education systems are resistant to change and are failing to prepare students for the future and the inevitable uncertainty they face. Are you tired of waiting for the system to change? 

What if there were some small, doable changes you could make right now that would transform how your students experience school?

Envision a Flexible Mindsets classroom where carefully crafted questions pique curiosity and drive self-awareness, where we listen whole heartedly to each other and where we learn together exploring topics that matter most to us. Imagine this could be your classroom. 

It’s time to reimagine how we educate our children and bring the love of learning back to our classrooms! 


This course is for anyone who works with students and recognizes the challenges of fixed mentalities in schools.

If you are searching for tools that you can use now to build Flexible Mindsets, rather than waiting on the world to change, this course is for you. This process is for those who are ready to shift the balance between:

  • academic learning and social and emotional learning
  • teacher-led instruction and student-directed learning
  • covering learning objectives and deepening student engagement
  • meeting the learning needs of today and preparing students for uncertainty


This course will explore how teachers can use the principles of coaching to create an active, responsive and engaging learning environment that prepares students to be self-directed so they can confidently face the challenges and opportunities the future holds.

Using the Flexible Mindsets model, you will learn how to marry teaching with coaching techniques to transform students from conditioned, dependent learners to empowered, self-directed learners. 

Throughout the course we will explore approaches to sharing knowledge and skills in a way that supports, not only what students learn, but how they learn it as a pathway to student autonomy.

By the end of the course, you will understand how to use coaching methods to liberate student learning and energize students to develop and utilize self-directed learning skills of self-awareness, strategy use, feedback and advocacy to succeed as lifelong learners in the classroom and beyond.

Are you ready to build a flexible mindset and reframe teaching as the pathway towards agency and adaptability?


Susannah Cole is co-author, along with Julie Dunstan, of Flexible Mindsets in Schools: Channelling Brain Power for Critical Thinking, Complex Problem-Solving and Creativity. 

As the managing director of reFLEXions®, she works alongside a team to provide resources, professional coaching and consultation to build Flexible Mindsets that help educators to reframe teaching as an equitable pathway towards building resilience and adaptability for all students. In her private practice as an executive function coach, she partners with students to explore systems, habits and mindsets that facilitate learning how to learn.

Susannah holds an MEd in developmental psychology and has grown her expertise throughout the past 25 years working in the field of education. She has worked as an early childhood educator, integrated middle school teacher, specialised autism therapist, learning support teacher and college professor.

Her calling is to transform classrooms into spaces that centre responsiveness, relevance and curiosity and where we can bring all of ourselves to our learning.

“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.”

Richard Shaull, Pedagogy of the Oppressed