In our most recent case study, “Learning for a Change,” educators from College Hill Fundamental Academy, Hyde Park School and Rees E. Price Academy reflect on the change professional development opportunities can bring to the implementation of character strengths work within the classroom. Without understanding their own unique character strengths first, implementation would most likely have been less effective.
- “Kids aren’t widgets. If we can holistically teach our children, I think it’s great. This moves us well beyond pushing kids to test, test, test,” says Malaika Huey, 6th grade teacher at College Hill Fundamental Academy, an urban elementary school in Cincinnati.
- “This was really, really good professional development. It convinced me of the value of the program. It reminded me why I became a teacher” said Nanci Butler, Teacher, Hyde Park School.
- “If we didn’t experience the TLC model for ourselves as teachers, we couldn’t have talked about it as deeply with our children. I talk about my strengths with them. The kids say ‘You’re pretty creative.’ They point out my love of learning. TLC creates this culture.”
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