Each child will need a device to complete the strengths finder. You may like them to all do this at once (if you have enough devices) or separately throughout the day’s normal activities 3 or 4 at a time.
- Write your class log-in details (email and password) on the board.
- Then write up the instructions that follow:
- Go to the All Right? Strengths webpage - the direct URL is www.allright.org.nz/tools/strengths/
- Press the Green ‘Take the Quiz’ button
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and enter our class log-in details into the blue section that says: ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT? SIGN IN HERE.
NB: This will take them to an area where they will be able to see other student’s results – so perhaps let them know to ignore these and be respectful.
Remind tamariki that answering as honestly as possible will identify their top strengths, there are no right or wrong answers as strengths are strengths – everyone has them and they're all positive!
Once tamariki are complete, they can print off their top 24 strengths. It’s important they read the information about their strengths, rather than focussing on just the ‘name’ of them. Some of the strengths names are ‘strange’ but their meaning gives lots more context and it’s important they understand what their top strengths mean.
Let tamariki know that while they have top strengths, they all have these 24 strengths – some are just stronger than others. Just because a strength is number 24 on the list, doesn’t mean you don’t possess it and we can all grow and develop strengths.
Reiterate if necessary:
- We all have strengths and it helps if we can identify and name our strengths.
- We can all tap into and use our strengths to reach our goals, form strong friendships and face any issues that come our way.
- Sharing and celebrating each others’ strengths is important.
Korero with tamariki by asking them to focus on their top 5 strengths –
- Did they know these were their top or ‘signature’ strengths?
- How do they feel about them?
- What do they ‘do’ as a person that has brought these strengths up as their top five?
- Ask them to check in with their friends – would your friends say these were your top strengths (generally they do!).
- Ask tamariki what their goals are for this year – two maximum and write these down. Ask them to think about which of their strengths could help them achieve these goals. What actions could they take to draw on these strengths even more?
- Are there any strengths they’d like to work on or develop?
Let them also know you’ll keep revisiting these so they can keep drawing on their strengths and developing these, and others.
We find tamariki are usually pretty chuffed with their results. If they’re looking for more information and how to use their strengths, guide them here.
As a great way to celebrate your strengths individually or as a class, we provide printable ‘Top Strength’ reminders and team posters that list each student’s top 3 strengths in a colourful fun way. Head here to create a 'team poster' if you’re keen to highlight tamariki strengths and refer to them often.