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A presentation I did for over 400 teachers on March 17, 2012, at ROOT's International Teacher's Symposium in Islamabad.

A presentation I did for over 400 teachers on March 17, 2012, at ROOT's International Teacher's Symposium in Islamabad.

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  • 1. Learning | Consulting | Assessment¡ NarejoHR,     § Established  2002   § Service  Offerings  ¡ Rahila  Narejo   § Chief  Executive  &  Lead  HR  Consultant,  NarejoHR  (Pvt.)  Ltd.     § Psychobiologist,  Univ.  California,  Los  Angeles     § Psychometrician,  British  Psychological  Society   § Certified  Balanced  Scorecard  Professional,  Palladium  Group   § Columnist,  Workplace  Sanity,  DAWN  Newspaper  
  • 2. Subject   Grade  English   A  Social  Studies   A+  Math   D  Science   B  
  • 3. ¡  What  do  you  think  will  help  you  to  be  more   successful?  A. Building  on  Strengths  B. Fixing  Weaknesses  
  • 4. 1.  Survival  of  the  fittest  2.   Deficit-­‐based   remediation  3.   Strengths-­‐based   development  and   application   -­‐  Parker  Palmer,   The  Courage  to  Teach  
  • 5. ¡  Diagnose  the   ¡  Describe  what’s   problem   wanted  ¡  Discover  the  cause   ¡  Discover  what’s  ¡  Address  the   already  working   weakness/problem   ¡  Find  strengths/ solutions  
  • 6. ¡  Spending  most  of  your  time  in  your  area  of   weakness—while  it  will  improve  your  skills,   perhaps  to  a  level  of  “average”—will  NOT   produce  excellence    ¡   This  approach  does  NOT  tap  into  student   motivation  or  lead  to  student  engagement  ¡   The  biggest  challenge  facing  us  as  educators:   how  to  engage  the  hearts,  minds,  and  souls   of  our  students  
  • 7. ¡   “Individuals  gain  more  when  they   build  on  their  talents,  than  when   they  make  comparable  efforts  to   improve  their  areas  of  weakness.”      ¡  Clifton  &  Harter,  2003,  p.  112  
  • 8. “The best teachers tended tolook for and appreciate theindividual value of eachstudent….they looked for theabilities that any person broughtto the table.” Bain  (2005)  
  • 9. ¡  Problems   ¡  Possibilities  ¡  Attendance   ¡  Engagement  ¡  Compliance   ¡  Motivation  ¡  Putting  into  the   ¡  Drawing  out  from   student   student  ¡  Average   ¡  Excellence  
  • 10. ¡  Connects  to  what  students  already  have   inside  them  ¡  Builds  on  their  prior  experiences  and   successes  ¡  Generates  positive  emotions  ¡  Fosters  a  sense  of  competence  and   confidence  
  • 11. What  is  your  
  • 12. ¡  Know  their  own  strengths  and  how  they   combine  to  produce  excellence  in  teaching  ¡   Apply  their  strengths  to  each  aspect  of  the   teaching/  learning  process:   §  Preparation/course  design   §  interaction  with  students  in  class   §  Mentoring  and  advising  students   §  Grading  and  Feedback  to  Students  
  • 13. Natural  way  of  thinking,   feeling,  behaving     Time  spent   developing  talent  =   Strength   Ability  to  consistently   perform  Clifton  &  Harter,  2003    
  • 14. ¡  Capitalizes  on  the  instructor’s  strengths  for   ¤   maximum  teaching  effectiveness  ¡  Connects  students’  strengths  to  strategies  for   mastering  course  content  ¡  Purpose:  to  motivate  and  engage  students  in   their  own  learning  process,  so  that  they  are   able  to  reach  optimal  levels  of  achievement  
  • 15. Discover  Your  Strengths     Fast, DirectClosed, Task Open, People Calm, Thoughtful
  • 16. ent’  • Identify  a   ‘challenging’  stud    PAC E?  FAST  or  SLOW• What  is  th e  Communication r   CUS,   in  their  work  and/o • What  is  the  primary  FO   conversations ?  PEOPLE  or  TASK   • W hat  is  their  Style? • What  is  YOUR  style?     erent  in  your  PACE  and • How  are   you  similar  or  diff FOCUS?  
  • 17. ¡  Unknowingly,  you  communicate   and  teach  according  to  your  style  ¡  What  is  each  style’s  communication   preference?  
  • 18. ¡  Know  who  you  are  and  teach  from  your   strengths  ¡  Love  what  you  teach  and  who  you  teach  ¡  Know  your  students  and  how  they  learn  ¡  Focus  on  creating  an  intellectually  vital,   engaging  classroom  for  all  Strengths  
  • 19. Learning | Consulting | AssessmentRahila  Narejo  Lead  Consultant,  Chief  Executive            Email:    info@narejohr.com  Office:    +92  21-­‐3530-­‐1060/61