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Celebrating Strengths: Building Strengths-Based Schools
A strengths-based school is one where the focus is primarily on strengths, not weaknesses, where teachers and pupils aim not to be 'OK, ' but to excel. Celebrating Strengths combines the latest research from positive psychology with two ancient teaching methods, oral story telling and community celebration, to bring the concept of the strengths-based school to life. It hel ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Capp Press
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Well researched with links to positive psychology. The author has done incredible work at her school but I would find it hard to replicate this in a North American public school. I read the kindle version and it was tough to follow. I wish there was a section that summarized the strengths builders activities as there were some good ones but they were all embedded into the writings about various festivals. Loved the start of this book but the focus on festivals made it hard to generalize the idea ...more