Strengths presentation ideasOctober 29, 2015
This past week, team Thrively has had the honor of working with Rancho Minerva Middle School in Vista, CA. All students at Rancho Minerva are using Thrively to discover their strengths, celebrate them, and understand how they can wield these superpowers in real life.
Part of their project will be to make a presentation about their strengths and what they have learned about themselves. What we love about this project is that it is so open-ended. Students get to express what they have learned about themselves in a way that reflects their interpretation of it.
So what will the presentations look like? Well, we don't know yet! It could be a powerpoint, a poster, an interpretive dance... It's up to them.
Do your students need an idea for a theme or structure? Here's some inspiration for you...
- Pick one of your top career interests. What path would you take to get there? Create a series of steps that shows you can achieve this career path. EG: Which of your strengths will help you in this career? What other strengths do you need to develop to be successful in this career? What would be the positives and challenges of this career?
- If you were a superhero, with superpowers based on your strengths, what would they do? How would you use those superpowers to change the world?
- Present each of your top 5 strengths, what they mean to you, and how they help you contribute positively to your family, classroom, and community.
- Pick a famous person who you feel also embodies most of your top 5 strengths and explain why, and how they have demonstrated those strengths. How will you demonstrate those top strengths?
- Choose a problem in the world (Eg: hunger, homelessness) and describe how you would use your top strengths to solve the problem.
As you can see there are countless ways we can interpret our strengths and how we do/could use them in the "real world." It just takes a dash of creativity (or analysis, if that's your strength;) to imagine how.