The Magical Yet: Teaching a Growth Mindset with Art

This workshop is inspired by the book “The Magical Yet” by Angela DiTerlizzi.  In this workshop we will have great discussions about growth mindset and the power of yet, as well as create a visual metaphor for "the yet".   This will helps students open their minds to trying new things, helps them embrace their mistakes, overcome frustrations or failures, encourages resilience, and promotes their self-esteem.  We will lead you in hand-on activities that you can bring back to your classrooms, such as creating "the yet" from found objects, 2D illustration and clay.  Come prepared with stories, ideas and a growth mindset. 

Target Audience


To Bring/Important Notes

Optional: Bring some craft supplies (pom poms, googlie eyes, pipe cleaners, etc), basic art supplies (pencils, eraser, pencil crayons, etc) and clay (including tools that you are comfortable with).  We will have supplies available, these are just optional. 


1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room B006 art classroom
Sullivan Heights Secondary School

This session is full.


  • Ecole Salish
    Sofia Trujillo

    I've been an Art Educator for the Surrey School District since 2001.  I've been teaching Visual Arts at Ecole Salish Secondary for the past 5 years.  Before then I was teaching at Frank Hurt Secondary for 16 years.  I've been very lucky to be (and have been) Fine Arts Department Head for 16 years.  Working with other Fine Arts areas in creating collaboration opportunities is one of my passions.  I've also had the opportunity to mentor new teachers for the district, as well as for SFU and UBC.  I have facilitated dozens of workshops for local and provincial educational associations.  In the past couple of years, I have been facilitating art workshops for elementary educators in the Surrey School District.  In these workshops, I introduced a variety of contemporary children’s books; along with art lessons that teachers could do in their students.  I'm also a member and President of the Surrey Arts Teachers Association, as well as BC Art Teacher’s Association Graduation Curriculum Rep.  At home I try to continue my art practice, but in reality, spend as much time as I can with my family.