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A Message from Greg
ViaCharacter.org is the leading strengths assessment utilized around the world. This free assessment is my go to when working with students (grades 3-12) and adults.
GoStrengths! is an online program design by Renee Jain and her team at GoZen. This great program that utilizes animations videos to teach the necessary skills and mindset that help students flourish. Grounded in the science of positive psychology, this program does a wonderful job of educating teachers as well as children.
Positivity Project P2 is a daily program schools can use to teacher strength-based programming and relationship development throughout the school year. Grade level lessons are available for students in preschool through high school.
The Character Lab, founded by Angela Duckworth, focuses on the development of student strengths of heart, mind and will. Duckworth and her team have created research-based playbooks to cultivate student strengths in the classroom.
Thrively is a resource for educators to use to help students discover their unique strengths, interests, and aspirations. Thrively has strength assessments built into the program to help students learn more about what gives them their individual power to thrive.
Gallup's CliftonStrengths for Students is an educational program that assess and guides students on learning and developing their individual strengths.
Thriving Learning Communities is a SEL program used to teach the science of character strengths along with other SEL competencies during the school day. Curriculum Guides are available as a Strong Schools download.
Books on Strengths Based Learning
The Strength Switch: How The New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish by Lea Waters was written for parents but is a must read in my opinion for educators. Dr. Waters does an amazing job teaching us to highlight what our children do well in a way that empowers children with the skills to tackle the world.
The Power of Character Strengths: Appreciate and Ignite Your Positive Personality by Ryan Niemiec and Robert E. McGrath is a great read with many great strategies and activities to help you build your knowledge in the area of strength based learning in order to enhance your own personal well-being.
Character Strengths Interventions (A Field Guide for Practitioners) by Ryan Niemiec is a handbook for teachers and others who want to put strength based interventions into place personal or with students/staff.
Celebrating Strengths: Building Strengths-Based Schools (Strengthening the World) by Jennifer M. Fox Eades is a very practical guide on how to implement strengths-based learning within the school. She shares great examples of strengths in action across schools in Europe.
Your Strengths Blueprint: How to Be Engaged, Energized, and HAppy at Work by Michelle McQuaid is a terrific book to help us focus on our own self-care. She lays out a model to help us utilize our strengths within the workplace.
Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress by Debbie Zacarian, L0urdes Alvarez-Ortiz and Judie Haynes focuses on how we van help students utilize their strengths to overcome challenges and obstacles in their lives.