Helping Students Discover their
Strengths
Mark Pogue
Strengths Development Practice Leader
Gallup Education
What’s right with people
The link between our natural strengths,
our engagement and our overall wellbeing
Learning from th...
Find a Partner
Name
Expectation for this session
What would you do with 2 free hours
A Considerable Conversation
Suppose your child came home with these
grades, two A’s, a B, a C and a low grade,
such as a D...
A Considerable Conversation
Suppose your child came home with these
grades, two A’s, a B, a C and a low grade,
such as a D...
Do you have the opportunity to do
what you do best every day?
Career Matters
Got Engagement?
Engaged
These employees are loyal and productive.
They are likely to stay with their company for
at least ...
Got Engagement?
Engaged
These employees are loyal and productive.
They are likely to stay with their company for
at least ...
Student Engagement
The Path to Student Success
StrengthsStrengths
EngagementEngagement
HopeHope
Academic
Success
Academic
Success
WellbeingWe...
A Time When You Were at Your Best
Think of a time when you were at your
best
•A class you took
•A project
•A job
….
What transferable talent did you posses
that made it possible for your best
performance
Share a story where you used that
...
Three Ways to Make a Difference
Your Feedback Matters!
Thank you for attending the
Naviance Summer Institute 2013!
We greatly appreciate your feedback, pl...
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  • Learning goals of the session
  • Introduce concept of strength in the context of acknowledging the differences in individuals
  • Highlighting our fixation with the remediation of weakness to our student’s detriment
  • Emphasizing that the strategy we created for development for children is extended into organizations and management/development strategies
  • Making the link between strengths development and career WB… highlighting how important getting career WB right is to overall WB
  • Making the link between strengths development and engagement… define engagement
  • … examples of actively disengaged
  • Engagement is much the same for students We are at our highest engagement in 4 th grade and it goes down until we graduate How do we reverse the trend
  • Strengths is the driver
  • Explanation of gallup research into the best of the best…reversing current strategy and studying what is right with people These are examples of gallup role studies
  • What the best had in common they focused on their strengths to achieve
  • Activity exploring what you are good at and then extending that awareness to what you could be good at… transferability of strengths from situation to situation
  • Opportunity for Public school districts to participate in GSP Description of SE Description of SQ
  • Helping Students Discover Their Strengths

    1. 1. Helping Students Discover their Strengths Mark Pogue Strengths Development Practice Leader Gallup Education
    2. 2. What’s right with people The link between our natural strengths, our engagement and our overall wellbeing Learning from the best of the best
    3. 3. Find a Partner Name Expectation for this session What would you do with 2 free hours
    4. 4. A Considerable Conversation Suppose your child came home with these grades, two A’s, a B, a C and a low grade, such as a D or F. Which of these grades would you deem worthy of considerable conversation? A’s B C D or F
    5. 5. A Considerable Conversation Suppose your child came home with these grades, two A’s, a B, a C and a low grade, such as a D or F. Which of these grades would you deem worthy of considerable conversation? 8.3% A’s 1.2% B 3.8% C 86.7% D or F
    6. 6. Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?
    7. 7. Career Matters
    8. 8. Got Engagement? Engaged These employees are loyal and productive. They are likely to stay with their company for at least a year. They are less likely to have accidents on the job and to steal. Not Engaged These employees may be productive, but are not psychologically connected to their company. They are more likely to miss work days and to leave. Actively Disengaged These employees are physically present but psychologically absent. They are unhappy with their work situation and insist on sharing this unhappiness with colleagues.
    9. 9. Got Engagement? Engaged These employees are loyal and productive. They are likely to stay with their company for at least a year. They are less likely to have accidents on the job and to steal. Not Engaged These employees may be productive, but are not psychologically connected to their company. They are more likely to miss work days and to leave. Actively Disengaged These employees are physically present but psychologically absent. They are unhappy with their work situation and insist on sharing this unhappiness with colleagues.
    10. 10. Student Engagement
    11. 11. The Path to Student Success StrengthsStrengths EngagementEngagement HopeHope Academic Success Academic Success WellbeingWellbeing
    12. 12. A Time When You Were at Your Best Think of a time when you were at your best •A class you took •A project •A job ….
    13. 13. What transferable talent did you posses that made it possible for your best performance Share a story where you used that transferable talent in another moment of excellence
    14. 14. Three Ways to Make a Difference
    15. 15. Your Feedback Matters! Thank you for attending the Naviance Summer Institute 2013! We greatly appreciate your feedback, please complete a brief evaluation for this session at: http://go.naviance.com/evaluations

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