What would happen if a classroom teacher could carry the same values as a sports coach? For example, I tell my students, “We have an Open House game on Thursday night” or “We have a Back to School Night” kick-off and every single player must show up. We have practice on Saturday from 1-3pm and every single player shows up. What is the agenda for Back to School Night and Open House? What is their value?
Last night was open house. 7 students from Period 1 came. 15 students were at practice.
What is the alternative reality for you as an educator? Is it an adventure, a mystery or a horror story with multiple characters?
Your strength-based action planning narrative is only the preface, as the story will write itself as each day in your career unfolds.
Create your strength-based outline while driving home. Start creating on Monday.
On the strength-based HUB, make your own provocative proposition a reality through intensive action planning. Involve your students! Write a grant! Make sure your day job is not a day job, but your strength-based reality!
At a traditional staff development, a teacher might attend, learn and take away. At a strength-based summit, teachers discover what is working in education, dream an educational system that is best for children, design innovative approaches and deliver what is best. Professionals who work alongside other strength-based professionals can appreciate where they are from, who they are and what is to come. At a strength-based summit, teachers do not “get” they “give.” Their best and brightest students have shaped them into the professional they are–they impart the knowledge to other teachers. When we approach education with a strength-based framework where everyone’s talents and strengths are first and foremost, we can pay it forward liberally and land in great places.
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On Wednesday, my award winning at-hope student wrote: “My life is not as great as my friends’ lives are. Last night, the police came. We had to get a restraining order against my step-dad. Everything is all right now.” Teachers know these stories. We are experts. We have taught thousands of students. We have experienced thousands of children’s stories. Together, let’s create a #StrengthBasedEDU for them so that the most important part of their day is their individual talents and strengths. #SBJSummit #Hope