Bright and early this morning Teaching Excellence TEachers gathered for their first session of the day, Revisiting Self-Awareness Teaching as Authentic Leadership. Prior to this session TEachers took an online survey to discover their strengths. Armed with their top 5 strengths that ranged from Harmony to Competitor to Learner to Relator and everything in between, TEachers discovered how their strengths would help them in the classroom and how they can use their strengths to help each other.
A Futurist and an Activator: A perfect Match
Below you will find quotes from Dottie and Claudia on how they came to the realization that their strengths will not only help themselves, but also help their future colleagues.
“During this session I found out I am an activator- I like to get things started and rolling. Second I found out a way for me to succeed was to find a Futuristic person to partner with. Then I found Claudia, who I’ll be teaching Spanish with at North Central (Go Trailblazers!) has futuristic as a strength. What are the odds?”
- Dettie Stoneman, Spanish Teacher, YES Prep North Central
“My top strengths are empathy and futuristic. As an action item it was suggested to find a person with an activator strength. In the Revisiting Self-Awareness session, I found a colleague, Dottie, with an activator strength. We both realized that we complement each other’s needs. The BEST part is that we are both teaching Spanish at the same campus, North Central! What a great coincidence!!”
- Claudia Guierra, Spanish Teacher, YES Prep North Central
What were your top 5 strengths and how will they help you in the classroom?