The Importance of Taking a Strength-Based Perspective

Post Date: 17 July 2020

Think of a student who regularly does not comply with your requests. In the section below, complete the template based on your readings from “The Importance of Taking a Strength-Based Perspective.” Numbers 1-18 should have a minimum of 2 sources. And in APA format.


Focus on what the student can do.
1. Strength Focus

2. Flaw Focus

Look for and give credit for evidence of progress. Don’t minimize or discount the positive. Focus on what the student can do.

3. Strength Focus

4. Flaw Focus

Make realistic appraisals.

5. Strength Focus

6. Flaw Focus

Avoid the use of overgeneralization.

7. Strength Focus

8. Flaw Focus

Positively reframe behavior.

9. Strength Focus

10. Flaw Focus

Look for the “silver lining” in a student’s behavior and start there.

11. Strength Focus

12. Flaw Focus

Work with the factors that you can control.

13. Strength Focus

14. Flaw Focus

Look at the whole picture. It is as important to focus on factors that are present when the misbehavior does not occur as when it does.

15. Strength Focus

16. Flaw Focus

Be aware of the labels that you use and the projections that you make.

17. Strength Focus

18. Flaw Focus

19. Although the article “Stages of Behavior” refers to students who are oppositional defiant and probably in a special behavioral program, the concepts are similar to other students you have in your classes who may not have a label but exhibit the behaviors. After reading the article, reflect on its appropriateness to a situation you have encountered with a student.

20. After reading “The Control Game: Exploring Oppositional Behavior”. Choose three strategies that you feel can help you deal with a student who displays noncompliance or oppositional behavior and summarize how you will effectively use them

Last Updated: 17 July 2020

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