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Self-talk

Problem solving

Habits

Decolonize the mind

 

Below, you'll find excerpts from Know Thyself on helping students explore their strengths, to help transfer positive self-view into the classroom, and reveal a more complete view of each student to the teacher.

 

Section 2) Explore your strengths (and put them to work at school)

Write about what you’re good at, in school or in your life outside. Work to know your strengths, and help me know them better, so we can connect your abilities to our academic work.

 

Prompts: Write about …

  1. your strengths at school. In what subjects/skills have you excelled, and why?
  2. your strengths in extracurriculars, from sports to clubs to after-school activities.
  3. your strengths in your passion – the thing you most enjoy in your free time.
  4. your strength in your family life, where you’re an asset to your family.
  5. your strength in your friendships, where you’re an asset to your friends.
  6. your strength in your work, where you’re an asset to at your job.
  7. your strength in any other area not mentioned above.

 

Early in the process, it’s best to just write, to get your ideas onto the page. As we talk together about your writing, we’ll look for opportunities to connect your strengths to our work together in class.

                                                                                                                                   

Story

Strengths

Goals

Express

Self-talk

Problem solving

Habits

Decolonize the mind

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