Asset-Building for Teachers
I’m a powerful asset builder in the lives of my students.
I know and use students’ names regularly when I see them.
Each day, I greet students warmly.
I focus daily on young people’s gifts and talents.
I help young people use their strengths to overcome their deficits.
I regularly encourage my fellow staff members to build assets for and with students.
When young people are in trouble, I begin my interactions with them by focusing on their strengths.
Each day, I’m involved in spontaneous acts of asset building.
I’m expanding my positive influence by pursuing relationships with students I don’t know.
At least once a week, I do something for or with students that goes beyond their normal expectations.
I work hard to maintain relationships with the students I’m already connected with.
I have high expectations for myself, fellow staff members, and students.
I take the time to listen when students speak to me.
I help students visualize themselves performing at higher levels.
Before school, at passing time, at lunch, and after school, I’m out in the hallways engaging students.
I smile at and make eye contact with young people as I go about my day.
I believe that my power as a teacher comes from the relationships that I develop with my students.
I take the initiative in engaging young people positively.
I’m meeting state standards by doing asset-building activities.
I engage young people positively at school and in the community.
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