Does your school build on strengths?

Lopez, Shane J.
March 2012
Phi Delta Kappan;Mar2012, Vol. 93 Issue 6, p70
The article discusses student attitudes toward learning and student-centered education, in response to sample questions of a Gallup Student Poll that were posed to U.S. students. Topics include student motivation and empowerment, strategies to increase student engagement that are centered around the development of students' effective strengths, and educational cooperation to support the identification and fostering of students' strengths. Also presented are tips for teachers to capitalize on student strengths, such as responding with authentic excitement, ensuring positive student-teacher communication, and being an active listener.


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