Everyone has strengths and the potential to develop them to be the best they can be. From the earliest ages our strengths guide us toward fulfilling our potential and bolster our resilience along the way.
For teachers, school leaders, parents and anyone who works with young people, strengths are a natural pathway that leads to flourishing results. A strengths approach represents a paradigm shift in education. Instead of focusing on problems or what is wrong—the traditional deficit model—focusing on strengths builds on what is working well and can work even better.
This free eBook, which I wrote with Ali Palmer, a positive education specialist and colleague on the Growing Great Schools, introduces practical strategies to cultivate strengths in yourself, your children and at any level of a school.