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The Strength-Based Educator: Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener by WOHASU & SSEDS

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St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School

3439 Main Highway

Miami, FL 33133

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Learn with Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener about strengths-based education and how it can help you and your students while avoiding burnout.

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Today’s instructors face a number of challenging trends in the classroom: use of technology, diverse student bodies, increasing emphasis on testing, to name just a few. There is, of course, no single magic solution to dealing with these educational issues. One approach—a focus on strengths—offers an enduring way to tease the best performance out of students, deal effectively with colleagues, and avoiding burnout.

In this highly experiential workshop, Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener will present the empirical rationale for focusing on strengths. He will define the concept and point to a variety of personal, professional, and organizational benefits of this approach. From this foundation, he will help participants build a strengths vocabulary and understand how they can develop and use strengths in their work. Robert will rely on education-specific examples including a case study from a primary school.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define strengths
  • Name at least 10 common strengths
  • Explain the relationship between strengths and weaknesses
  • List 3 strategies for developing strengths in themselves and in their students
  • Understand how a strengths-focus can benefit well-being

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Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener is a well-known psychologist and researcher. He has studied happiness, courage, and other positive topics for the last 20 years and has more than 50 scholarly publications. Robert is especially passionate about effective pedagogy and his love for the science of teaching and learning has led him to work with a variety of schools. He has trained educators in the Vancouver Public Schools (Washington), in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane (Australia), and has conducted workshops for the Australian Council of Education Leadership (ACEL) and The Bastow Institute (Australia). He is the author of The Courage Quotient, The Upside of Your Dark Side, and has edited a book on open education practices.

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