Tips and Tools for Teaching and Student Success with Clifton Strengths.

This is a series designed to help instructors and departments on campus incorporate a Clifton Strengths activity in 60 seconds or 60 minutes.  Each strategy provides an opportunity for you and your students or team members to use strengths every day and to create “Moments That Matter” around strengths in the classroom. These strengths teaching and learning strategies are organized as opportunities for engagement, creative applications, assessments, and recognition. Have fun.

Winner’s Cards

Don’t wait until the end of the term to write Winner’s Cards. Winners Cards are short notes to students explicitly tying strengths to achievements and success. Write winners cards for each of your students at three weeks into the term or at mid-term. Our orientation might be to wait until the end of the term. Writing a brief card or note earlier about your observations of the student’s strengths will provide powerful interpersonal motivation for the student to succeed (using their strengths) for the rest of the term. Write them at the end of the semester too.

By Idahlynn Karre Copyright © 2008 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved. Gallup®, Clifton StrengthsFinder®, and StrengthsQuest™ are trademarks of Gallup, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners

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