Teach with Your Strengths How Great Teachers Inspire Their

Teach with Your Strengths How Great Teachers Inspire Their Students ❰Epub❯ ➞ Teach with Your Strengths How Great Teachers Inspire Their Students Author Rosanne Liesveld – Thomashillier.co.uk Teachers and administrators in many schools across the country have been buying “Now Discover Your Strengths” — which is directed mostly to business managers — for professional development Now Your Strengths MOBI ☆ Teachers and administrators in many schools across the country have been buying “Now Discover Your Strengths” — which is directed mostly to business managers — for professional development Now they will be able to buy a version of this national bestseller written specifically for teachersWhat do great teachers do differently What separates the Teach with PDF \ top teachers from all the rest As educators — and American society in general – continue to struggle with how to improve schools in the US these uestions become pressing than ever before At the heart of any education system — beyond principals administrators and school boards — is the teacher His or her with Your Strengths PDF Å role is so essential that The Gallup Organization has for decades directed some of the leading thinkers in education and psychology to uncover what makes a teacher great Written by two educators with a combined years of experience in both classroom teaching and consulting with leaders of America’s schools Teach With Your Strengths with Your Strengths How Great PDF/EPUB or reveals the essential truths Gallup’s research has uncovered But it zeroes on these monumental findings While their styles and approaches may differ all great teachers make the most of their natural talents And great teachers don’t strive to be well rounded They know that “fixing their weaknesses” doesn’t work — it only produces mediocrity Worse it suanders time and attention from what they naturally do well In Teach With Your Strengths readers will hear from great teachers What they do differently; how they handle problem students; how they battle intractable school bureaucracies; how they break through and inspire even the most troubled young people The book also shows that the best teachers take very unorthodox approaches to education that are sure to stir controversy and attention in the reading public — especially among other educators What’s readers of Teach With Your Strengths will be able to take an online assessment that reveals their Top strengths and the book explains how they can put those strengths to work in the classroom As America’s educators read this groundbreaking book they’ll discover their own innate talents as a teacher And you’ll learn how to liberate those talents to inspire the next generation of students.

10 thoughts on “Teach with Your Strengths How Great Teachers Inspire Their Students

  1. Holly (bibliophiles_bookstagram) Holly (bibliophiles_bookstagram) says:

    Fact Teachers have a greater effect on students than anyone other than their parents Fact The best teachers are those that build relationships with hisher students Fact The teachers that use hisher strengths will be better teachers because they understand what they can and can’t do and seek help where needed AND fact Everyone benefits from knowing hisher top strengths as you can’t be the best at everything but by using your “top five” you can be pretty amazing at a few things and surround yourself with people whose strengths you are lacking Another powerful book based on the Clifton StrengthsFinder test Perfect for all teachers to help them to embrace and empower themselves with talents and skills they possess

  2. Elizabethtabor Elizabethtabor says:

    This book really did change how I analyze my teaching and eventually changed the way I analyze others around me Teaching is a profession where positivity and supporting each other is so very important I wish I had read this book when I first began teaching I realize now I've spent a lot of emotion and time trying to fix my weaknesses when it truly would have been effective to harness my strengths and face problems that way I would recommend this book and it's accompanying survey to educators at any stage of their own journey

  3. Laurajane Barber Laurajane Barber says:

    This book is a valuable tool for learning what your top 5 strengths are The main idea is to focus on your strengths not your weaknesses When you purchase the book you gain access to a one time use code to complete the strengths finder poll online The poll asks you a series of uestions that you only have 20 seconds to respond to your placement on a continuum By setting a time limit the creators make it impossible to over think a response thus ensuring that you go with your first instinctSo what did I learn about me? I am the followingYour Signature ThemesMany years of research conducted by The Gallup Organization suggest that the most effective people are those who understand their strengths and behaviors These people are best able to develop strategies to meet and exceed the demands of their daily lives their careers and their familiesA review of the knowledge and skills you have acuired can provide a basic sense of your abilities but an awareness and understanding of your natural talents will provide true insight into the core reasons behind your consistent successes Your Signature Themes report presents your five most dominant themes of talent in the rank order revealed by your responses to StrengthsFinder Of the 34 themes measured these are your top fiveYour Signature Themes are very important in maximizing the talents that lead to your successes By focusing on your Signature Themes separately and in combination you can identify your talents build them into strengths and enjoy personal and career success through consistent near perfect performanceInput You are inuisitive You collect things You might collect information—words facts books and uotations—or you might collect tangible objects such as butterflies baseball cards porcelain dolls or sepia photographs Whatever you collect you collect it because it interests you And yours is the kind of mind that finds so many things interesting The world is exciting precisely because of its infinite variety and complexity If you read a great deal it is not necessarily to refine your theories but rather to add information to your archives If you like to travel it is because each new location offers novel artifacts and facts These can be acuired and then stored away Why are they worth storing? At the time of storing it is often hard to say exactly when or why you might need them but who knows when they might become useful? With all those possible uses in mind you really don’t feel comfortable throwing anything away So you keep acuiring and compiling and filing stuff away It’s interesting It keeps your mind fresh And perhaps one day some of it will prove valuableIntellection You like to think You like mental activity You like exercising the “muscles” of your brain stretching them in multiple directions This need for mental activity may be focused; for example you may be trying to solve a problem or develop an idea or understand another person’s feelings The exact focus will depend on your other strengths On the other hand this mental activity may very well lack focus The theme of Intellection does not dictate what you are thinking about; it simply describes that you like to think You are the kind of person who enjoys your time alone because it is your time for musing and reflection You are introspective In a sense you are your own best companion as you pose yourself uestions and try out answers on yourself to see how they sound This introspection may lead you to a slight sense of discontent as you compare what you are actually doing with all the thoughts and ideas that your mind conceives Or this introspection may tend toward pragmatic matters such as the events of the day or a conversation that you plan to have later Wherever it leads you this mental hum is one of the constants of your lifeLearner You love to learn The subject matter that interests you most will be determined by your other themes and experiences but whatever the subject you will always be drawn to the process of learning The process than the content or the result is especially exciting for you You are energized by the steady and deliberate journey from ignorance to competence The thrill of the first few facts the early efforts to recite or practice what you have learned the growing confidence of a skill mastered—this is the process that entices you Your excitement leads you to engage in adult learning experiences—yoga or piano lessons or graduate classes It enables you to thrive in dynamic work environments where you are asked to take on short project assignments and are expected to learn a lot about the new subject matter in a short period of time and then move on to the next one This Learner theme does not necessarily mean that you seek to become the subject matter expert or that you are striving for the respect that accompanies a professional or academic credential The outcome of the learning is less significant than the “getting there”Achiever Your Achiever theme helps explain your drive Achiever describes a constant need for achievement You feel as if every day starts at zero By the end of the day you must achieve something tangible in order to feel good about yourself And by “every day” you mean every single day—workdays weekends vacations No matter how much you may feel you deserve a day of rest if the day passes without some form of achievement no matter how small you will feel dissatisfied You have an internal fire burning inside you It pushes you to do to achieve After each accomplishment is reached the fire dwindles for a moment but very soon it rekindles itself forcing you toward the next accomplishment Your relentless need for achievement might not be logical It might not even be focused But it will always be with you As an Achiever you must learn to live with this whisper of discontent It does have its benefits It brings you the energy you need to work long hours without burning out It is the jolt you can always count on to get you started on new tasks new challenges It is the power supply that causes you to set the pace and define the levels of productivity for your work group It is the theme that keeps you movingPositivity You are generous with praise uick to smile and always on the lookout for the positive in the situation Some call you lighthearted Others just wish that their glass were as full as yours seems to be But either way people want to be around you Their world looks better around you because your enthusiasm is contagious Lacking your energy and optimism some find their world drab with repetition or worse heavy with pressure You seem to find a way to lighten their spirit You inject drama into every project You celebrate every achievement You find ways to make everything exciting and vital Some cynics may reject your energy but you are rarely dragged down Your Positivity won’t allow it Somehow you can’t uite escape your conviction that it is good to be alive that work can be fun and that no matter what the setbacks one must never lose one’s sense of humorAfter learning about myself there is much detail in the actual book I read through every strength to learn how others tick It gives insight into how different each person is and how we all bring a variety of strengths to the table I found it VERY interesting that some strengths did not make sense in my brain at all Perhaps these are areas in which I am a bit weakOverall I highly recommend this booksurvey for educators When you know your strengths you can utilize them better Not to mention the fact that it gives you better self awareness and self confidence I am seriously considering purchasing this for my teacher relatives So teacher relatives if you already have it you might want to let me know so I don't waste money

  4. Nellie Mitchell Nellie Mitchell says:

    My top 5 themes are deliberative intellection input strategic and learner Deliberative personalities anticipate obstacles and take serious care in making decisions or choices Intellection people are introspective and engage in intellectual activity like reading writing and spending time thinking Input people are talented in craving to know and like to collect and archive all kinds of information and 'things' Strategic find alternative ways to proceed and can uickly spot relevant patterns and issues Learners have a great desire to want to learn and improve they like the process of learning rather than the outcome All of my results combined really point out what an introvert I am deep down Many of the things suggested said that I should make time every day to think things through and to reflect Also find a place to write like my blog my reflections and thoughts about things because that is where my strengths are I think I get very overwhelmed when I don't have time to mentally process my day or when I don't have down time after a busy weekend How all of this will impact my teaching is still undetermined as I am still thinking about and processing how it will make a difference but I am happy to follow the suggestions in the book and focus on strengthening my talents instead of focusing on my weaknesses I would definitely recommend this book and the uiz to my teacher friends if you are curious about what you are most talented at and you are interested in strengthening your best traits

  5. Jeff Jeff says:

    This book has an interesting central thesis stop wasting your time trying to fix your weaknesses Focus on mastery of your strengths Surround yourselves with others to help you see your blindspotsWhile the book itself was interesting it felt very gimmicky The book is supposed to be read in connection with taking a test Apparently if the book is new you get a code to take the test However I bought the book used so I was not able to take the test The test has different levels that you can pau for to get results The first half of the book explain the Teach With Your Strengths idea but the second half is just interpretation of the test results

  6. Heather Heather says:

    “Learning to use your talents is a journey of a thousand steps”“Find strengths in numbers You’ll be able to maximize your talents and your strengths Will reach the highest level of effectiveness in an environment that finds and celebrates the talents of everyone”“Avoid the trap Develop what you naturally do best Success is always about what you’ve got never about what you are not”“The you think about your talents the you’ll notice how they contribute to your strengths And the you notice this connection the aware you’ll be of your potential for even strengths as a teacher”

  7. Kevin Warman Kevin Warman says:

    I've learned some ideas and insights into being an excellent educator I thought it was particularly interesting when it discussed the difference between skills and talents However reading all the talents one after another became a chore after so many pages The organization of the book is not without flaw I also think it is curious to discourage working on weaknesses If I understand it correctly the authors call for a rational balanced approach However to what end do they advocate for ?

  8. Jason Fortner Jason Fortner says:

    I did not want to like this book This book was assigned as summer homework from my school admins But I ended up enjoying this book It showed me that people need to focus on their strengths to be the best they can be I also enjoyed the points made about successful teachers and working with others with their strengths I look forward to implementing the ideas I gained from this book next school year

  9. Rachel C. Rachel C. says:

    I love that my school is embracing using the individual strengths of each teacher I learned that my number one strength is positivity and I was not surprised by that The idea of focusing on strengths instead of weaknesses makes so much sense and I am excited to continue using my strengths to have a greater impact on my students

  10. Janey Janey says:

    This book came to me through work years ago and I've come to really enjoy going back to it based on my online strength finders score I was lucky enough to be mentored with a coach at a previous school where we all were reuired to use strengths finder and relate and work with each other based on our strengths Love it

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