What do strengths-minded teachers do differently?
In a strengths workshop lead by Elizabeth Payne, we were challenged to produce a list of up to 10 roles we play in life and a separate list that revealed 3 things that make us come alive. Elizabeth pointed out that what we do in life is different than who we are. This was a strong opening to the meeting that got everyone thinking and reflecting.
Next we shifted focus form ourselves to our team. Elizabeth revealed that teams who are strengths-based:
- have core values
- discover and develop each others strengths
- share common language
- value the team
- collaborate in community through engagement, investment, and commitment
4 essential elements of a team include:
- “We before me”
- connection to the larger group
- Open Mindedness and curiosity