Every time I hear “strength-based change” or “strength-based teaching,” I get stuck on the same core question:
Does “strength-based” ultimately mean the teacher operates centrally from their own strengths so that students get the best that the teacher has to offer?
Or does “strength-based” ultimately mean the teacher operates centrally from each students’ strengths to build on what each student is best at and/or most passionate about?
Those are absolutely not the same philosophy/approach. However, it’s possible to *train and build up teachers* the same way that we train and build up students: by focusing on the teachers’ strengths and building from those. That unifies the two elements.