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One: Recognizing Special Strengths
Model Two: Rebel
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Success Secrets Unveiled
by Carroll D. Killingsworth
teachers are masters of motivation. Good teachers create
exciting ways to motivate students to learn. While each
good teacher is different, they have in common ways to spark
interest, stimulate excitement and provide an array of challenging
classroom projects. These insightful projects motivate
each student to enjoy learning. Good teachers recognize
the inherent strengths of each student. Students yearn
for recognition. When recognition is given for special
abilities, students burst forth with new energy and enthusiasm.
This is the essence of the Inherent Strengths project.
This project is articulated in detail at this MOM web site:
Recognition of each student's inherent
strengths is crucial to the concept. In the book, The Gifts
of ALL Children, ways to recognize each student's inherent strengths
is presented in three models from teachers in Washington, Kansas
and Indiana. Each model shows the creative style of teachers
in three states who bring out the special strengths of their
students. At the MOM web site, university professors from
49 states endorse and recommend the Inherent Strengths concept,
also known as the Gifts Project. The book is available
at the MOM web site.
Student self-discovery is the outcome
of the recognition of each student's inherent strengths.
This self-learning adventure excites students to want to learn
more about themselves. When this self-interested motivation
occurs, the excitement of learning is attained. The goal
of enjoyment of learning that good teachers are seeking is achieved.
Student energized by self-discovery, respond with anticipation
to find out the next project, next experience and the next fulfilling
reward of learning.
There is ample philosophical validation
for teachers to use the Inherent Strengths project in class.
There is an inherent need in each individual to find each one's
inherent strengths, that inner gift. This self-discovery
fulfills each person's need to feel worthwhile and useful.
This question is: how do good teachers do that? That
is: how do good teachers do that without taking valuable
time away from academics? The Inherent Strengths project
takes only a few minutes of class time.
Here is how it is done. (1)
Teacher asks students to look around the room and write down
two or three strengths seen in particular fellow students.
No names of fellow students are given. Later, teacher reveals
the list of inherent strengths seen in anonymous fellow students.
(2) Now, teacher asks students to write down two or three interests,
strengths, talents that are seen in self. Teacher assures
confidentiality. Each student signs and gives the list
to the teacher. (3) Teacher encourages students to use
each ones inherent strengths in school. Teacher takes every
opportunity to acknowledge the inherent strengths shown in the
work of individual students. Teacher sees and appreciates
the blossoming of self-discovery, self-confidence and the self-interest
joy of learning.
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