Synopses & Reviews
Now, Discover Your Strengths introduced millions of Americans to the unique, personal strengths that they could use to succeed in life. Teach with Your Strengths expands upon the best-selling Now, Discover Your Strengths and shows how anyone who teaches from classroom instructors to coaches to business executives can get the most from their students. Focusing on the central insight that all great teachers make the most of their natural talents, Teach with Your Strengths shows teachers how to avoid the pitfalls that lead to mediocrity and work best with what they have. The book is written by two teachers with a combined 70 years of classroom and consulting experience, and it includes real-life examples of how great teachers use their strengths to solve problems, battle bureaucracy, and reach all of their students. For anyone who has ever wanted to be a better teacher, Teach with Your Strengths offers proven techniques to help readers get the results they want.
Teachers and administrators in many schools across the country have been buying Now Discover Your Strengths - which is directed mostly to business managers - for professional development. Now, they will be able to buy a version of this national bestseller written specifically for teachers.
What do great teachers do differently? What separates the top teachers from all the rest?
As educators and American society in general continue to struggle with how to improve schools in the U.S., these questions become more pressing than ever before. At the heart of any education system - beyond principals, administrators, and school boards - is the teacher. His or her role is so essential that The Gallup Organization has, for decades, directed some of the leading thinkers in education and psychology to uncover what makes a teacher great.
Written by two educators with a combined 70 years of experience in both classroom teaching and consulting with leaders of America s schools, Teach With Your Strengths reveals the essential truths Gallup s research has uncovered. But it zeroes on these monumental findings: While their styles and approaches may differ, all great teachers make the most of their natural talents. And, great teachers don t strive to be well-rounded. They know that fixing their weaknesses doesn t work it only produces mediocrity. Worse, it squanders time and attention from what they naturally do well.
In Teach With Your Strengths, readers will hear from great teachers: What they do differently; how they handle problem students; how they battle intractable school bureaucracies; how they break through and inspire even the most troubled young people. The book also shows that the best teachers take very unorthodox approaches to education that are sure to stir controversy and attention in the reading public - especially among other educators
What s more, readers of Teach With Your Strengths will be able to take an online assessment that reveals their Top 5 strengths, and the book explains how they can put those strengths to work in the classroom.
As America s educators read this groundbreaking book, they ll discover their own innate talents as a teacher. And you ll learn how to liberate those talents to inspire the next generation of students."
This text is written by teachers with a combined 70 years of classroom and consulting experience, and it includes real-life examples of how great teachers use their strengths to solve problems, battle bureaucracy, and reach all of their students.