You're very welcome, although I have to admit that our new student development coordinator, Kelsey Lee, really took care of everything. I wish we had been able to reconnect last week, but the conference was outstanding, and I hope to touch base with you again soon about coming back to Cowboy Country and visiting with our faculty. The baby steps toward becoming a strengths-based college are becoming larger and more frequent! Very exciting! Take care. - Amy
HI Mark! A few of us from Lambton have found our way here. We've created a group called "Lambton College" and hope to have all our colleagues on board soon.
Thanks for a great learning experience this week!
We had a wonderful start to the school year. We began with a "Respect" retreat which was directed by Youth Frontiers. Within the respect retreat, the strengths play an important role.
The "Strength" revolution is a key component in the Grantsburg adventure.
Hope your year is going well!
Peace my friend.
Remember me from Texas A&M? It's been a long time! The thought of you popped into my head when a faculty member asked me about a translation of CSF, so I thought I'd be in touch. I'd love to reconnect and pass along the question.
Thanks for the inspiring greeting during the opening session. I found the statistics to be amazing! Can you share a list of the schools who have been selected as Strengths Partners and Strengths Leaders?
That's a new one...I like the idea. I guess the best we have right now is the action items created for students on StrengthsQuest and StrengthsExplorer. I think a teacher could quickly adapt those items into suggestions for students...here's the general academic life items for activator as an example...
Initiate classroom discussions. Suggest topics. Take sides in debates. Help your fellow students learn faster and learn more.
Find the answers to questions that you anticipate the instructor will ask on upcoming tests and quizzes.
Instigate conversations with your peers outside the classroom. Center these on topics related to a recent lecture given by your instructor or a visiting professor.
Take charge of small-group conversations, projects, presentations, and experiments. Distinguish yourself by transforming plans into tangible results.
Waste no time finishing the first draft of a writing assignment. Immediately seek feedback from a teaching assistant or your professor. Incorporate some of their constructive suggestions in your second draft.
Is anyone working on developing ways to work with students who have certain strengths (similar to the "how to lead people who have xxx strength" in the Strengths-based Leadership book)? The students I have in my classroom management class (all pre-service education students--seniors--right before they go student teach) are most interested in learning how to best maximize working with their students' strengths--after, of course, first becoming comfortable with their own strengths. I've begun to keep a preliminary list of possible action items based off of TWYS, StrengthsFinder 2.0, and Strengths-Based Leadership along with my own teaching experiences. Is something like this on the horizon?
Well I see that you brought your fan club to Strengths School website (Jami and the family). It was great to experience your passion and commitment to youth during our interview at FSU. I'm looking forward to what's next...