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What is #StrengthbasedEDU?

In 2004, Dr. "Chip" Anderson, a professor at Azusa Pacific University, defined a strength-based education as "a process of assessing, teaching, and designing experiential learning activities to help students identify their greatest talents, and to then develop and apply strengths based [sic] on those talents in the process of learning, intellectual development, and academic achievement to levels of personal excellence. "

What is #StrengthBasedEDU?

#StrengthBasedEDU serves as a "tag" to educators, students, parents and communities seeking a strength-based approach to teaching and learning where the priority is to understand strengths and talents first and foremost.

#StrengthBasedEDU leverages an ethic of care, especially for K-12 children, while embracing the power of relationships and relationship building. A few examples of what a strength-based approach might look like in a learning setting include the following:

Collaborative trust in one another's talents and strengths

Starting with the learner's talents and strengths

Discovering passions and starting a journey

Appreciation for individual experiences

Experiential Teaching and Learning Opportunities

Embracing change and transformation

and More...

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