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!”



About the author: Camie Walker
I am excited to join other educators in a quest to create a strength based educational movement. All children need to know they are successful, loved and appreciated for their talents, dreams and ideas. I have embraced the NGSS philosophy because I have seen how it allows students to thrive and develop their strengths. However along with strengths, traits such as empathy, creativity and compassion for others can be cultivated using service opportunities aligned to the NGSS human impacts. Success is not an end, but a journey. Finding happiness ins the present is my focus for both my students and the teachers. I appreciate CTA for providing this forum to build strengths and develop both professional and social connections. Let's learn and grow together.