Welcome to the introductory, The Strength-Based Revolution Podcast
This Podcast will introduce the Strength-Based Revolution and the Seven Factors that drive a Culture of Success.
Below is the link to the CTA IFT Podcast. The podcast was developed by the IFT South Orange County Think Tank. Your comments and suggestions for future podcasts are appreciated.
Here’s the link: https://anchor.fm/strengthbasededu/episodes/Welcome-to-StrengthbasedEDU-e2m55o
Have a little free time? Would you like a place to let your creative juices flow? How about telling the world what you think about Strength-Based Teacher Driven Change? Here’s your chance to put your thoughts into writing. Write a blog. Post your best teaching ideas. Tell us what’s on your mind.
Need a place to start? How about the Seven Factors that create a culture of success? Or, what about strength-based member engagement? Better yet, give a “shout out” to a colleague who you believe did some great things with students during the past year. Write your post here. It can be a paragraph or a few pages.
Below are some helpful links. The most important thing is to place your ideas on paper. Start a conversation. Share your teaching with colleagues.
7 Tips for Writing that Great Blog Post, Every Time | HuffPost
How to Write an Awesome Blog Post in 5 Steps | WordStream
How to Write a Blog Post: The Definitive 10,273-word Guide
How to Write Your First Blog Post (57 Best Ideas and 65 Expert Tips)
How to Start a Blog: A Step-by-Step Guide [+ Free Blog Post Templates]
Students in the Temecula Valley Unified School District are making teaching and learning science fun at the inaugural launch of Summer Science Camp held this year at the Temecula Valley High School (TVHS) campus in Riverside CA. Weekly camp participants divide time between experiments in the newly-constructed campus greenhouse, data collection, analysis, and also manage to get in outdoor games and science-related crafts they will take home at the camp’s conclusion. This project’s major sponsor is the California Teachers Association Institute For Teaching, that awarded a 20 thousand dollar grant last year that was used in the construction of both the greenhouse and aquaponics system.
Read the story here.
This is a very short blog with a very important message. To focus on strengths based relationships we must be able to contribute to them. Greatness is a quality that is a part of all of us. We simply do not always take the time to recognize it in ourself.
I am great because I care about each child as an individual. I know that all have strengths and all can succeed.
My passion is the catalyst that helps make me great.
Okay, its your turn. Why are you great. Don’t be shy, share. As Tony the Tiger would say, “You’re GRRRRRREAT!”
Are you thinking about proposing an IFT Grant? Would you like to learn more about the Seven Strength-Based factors driving a culture of success for all students? IFT has created a curated list of digital resources on the Seven factors. You can find information on each of the seven factors by categories, links, and tags. You can also track your search efforts. Go to https://strengthbasedhub.org/ and register or login.
Once you are on the HUB click CURATION at the top menu.
After you have had a chance to review the curated list, add your own links and resources on the blog post (See Create on the Blog Post link). Your ideas are critical to creating a culture of success for all students.
IFT is committed to Strength-Based Teacher Driven Change (SBTDC) and believes CTA members have the opportunity to create a successful environment for all students. Join the SBTDC movement by becoming part of the HUB and start engaging and collaborating with other CTA members.
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.