In Teach with Your Strengths, you'll hear from great teachers, many of whom reveal their unorthodox—and sure to be controversial—approaches. You'll gain key insights gleaned from 40 years of research into great teaching. And, you'll take an online assessment that reveals your Signature Themes of talent.
"This book is no magic bullet for helping a teacher become great, but it certainly will lead the reader down a path of success. By applying the principles of signature themes, all teachers may become their own personal best." Suite
"This is definitely a teachers book. I consider myself a teacher at heart so I enjoyed it. But again if you are looking for something specific to the challenges of a home learning environment, all of the talk about "classroom" use might be a distraction." The Old School House
"Then you may be equally underwhelmed by the rest of this exercise in “positive psychology” and “strengths-based development,” which culminates in the opportunity to complete an online “talent assessment instrument”—the Clifton StrengthsFinder—to zero in on your own top five “signature themes.” Ed Week
"Teach with Your Strengths was developed to help teachers uncover their talents and build their strengths in order to become great teachers. The authors, Liesveld and Miller, are both former educators who now work in the Education Division of the Gallup Organization." Digital Commons
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Begin each meeting with a short focus on strengths. Get creative about the types of questions you ask.
Consider how you can tap into your Signature Themes to accomplish your yearly goals in your classroom.
When preparing your agenda each day, consider your talents. Think about how you can best use them to accomplish each task.
Identify three people who are important to your personal development and the fulfillment of your role.
Relator describes your attitude toward your relationships. In simple terms, the Relator theme pulls you to-ward people you already know.
Satisfactions are psychological fulfillments that result when you take on and successfully meet “challenges” that engage your greatest talents.
The speed at which you learn a new skill or gain new knowledge provides a telltale clue to the talent’s presence and power.
Rapid learning offers another trace of talent. In the context of a new challenge or a new environment, something sparks your talent.
A yearning can be described as a pull or a magnetic influence that draws you to a particular activity or environment time and again.