When teachers collaborate with each other, great things happen and when teachers collaborate around their strengths and positive experiences they become energized and enthusiastic about the future.  Simply speaking, Sparks Fly!

The strength-based community is collaboration on steroids.  By emphasizing strengths over weaknesses and opportunities over problems, strength-based collaboration transforms decisions into inventions and teachers into futurists. 

Be an active player in creating new school-wide organizational structures and governance procedures.  Connect, communicate and collaborate with other teachers to create a Culture of Strength-Based Opportunities for Success. 


About the author: CTA IFT

The CTA Institute for Teaching promotes Strength-Based Teacher Driven Change. Through grants, member engagement, special programs, research, conferences, networking, and community-based coalitions, the CTA Institute for Teaching seeks to advance public education and promote the common good of our students and communities.