According to Paula Kluth, "if we focus on struggles and overlook a student's strengths and gifts, it becomes hard to plan for and support that learner". This article suggests the use of a simple planning document titled "Strengths and Strategies". It can be useful for teachers, families, and students; it helps educators focus on the abilities and strengths of learners instead of only on their difficulties and areas of need. As Kluth states, "the focus on positive language and abilities can prompt educators to think and talk about students in a more proactive way". The article includes a sample form of the planning document.
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Strengths & Strategies Profile - Assessing and Sharing What Matters
27 May 2005
Teachers, Families, Professionals, Parents
Education, Families, Inclusion, Professionals, School age