A Closer Look at Strength-Based Education

In a recent article by The Hechinger Report, a contributor to USNews.com, we learn about a California school district's approach to learning. At Galt, California public schools, the focus, for administrators and teachers alike, is to find and focus on students' natural talents.

Through positive reinforcement of shining character traits, students are reportedly more engaged in lessons, show higher levels of academic achievement, and according to the Superintendent of the School District, Karen Schauer, this approach is "one of the most powerful things [she has] been a part of."

The original article delves deep into the topic, highlighting authors and educators at the forefront of this movement. Read more, here.

We at Elevate Teachers are excited to hear about new approaches to help our students succeed!

What are your thoughts on the Strengths-Based model? Do you prefer another approach?

 

We would love to hear thoughts from our large community of exemplary educators!