Carroll D. Killingsworth

Inherent Strengths emerge when a child's
INTEREST is discovered.
Carroll D. Killingsworth


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Inherent Strengths

Each Student
Students have inherent strengths. The word inherent means innate, inborn, internal and congenitally obtained by birth.

Each Teacher
Teachers can bring out the inherent strengths of each student. Educate means to bring out that which is within.

Each Parent
Parents have the right to expect educators to help each student discover his and her inherent strengths. Then, educators can encourage this development.

Persons With the Gift of Dyslexia Who Claimed Their Inherent Strengths:

Robin Williams, Thomas Edison, Tom Cruise, Ansel Adams, Jay Leno, Albert Einstein, Billy Bob Thornton, Alexander Graham Bell, George Patton, Cher, Winston Churchill, John Lennon, John Kennedy, Thomas Jefferson, Woodrow Wilson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Agatha Christi, Fanny Flagg, Erin Brockovich, Magic Johnson, Muhammad Ali, Pablo Picasso. All persons who lead useful and worthwhile lives have claimed their inherent strengths.


Ask students to look around the room and write down two or three inherent strengths seen in fellow students. Teacher reads inherent strengths (no names).

Ask students to write down inherent strengths seen in SELF. Teacher suggests curiosities, interests, abilities, talents, etc., that are evidence of inherent strengths. Students give each one's list to the teacher. (Confidential)

Teacher focuses and encourages student work that helps to develop each student's inherent strengths. This concept and development is designed to occur within the framework of academics, sports, electives and general education.

By Carroll D. Killingsworth

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