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We are passionate about helping our students discover their strengths. We want them to find what they enjoy and unravel the thousands of possibilities open to them.
If you are a parent, try asking your student the following questions. It could be a fun activity and you might get more insight into what your child’s strengths and passions are.
Q1: What three things do you look like to do at school?
Example: I like to sing, write and play with my friends at recess.
Q2: WHY do you enjoy doing those things?
Example: I like to sing because _____.
I like to write because _____.
I like to play at recess because_____.
Q3: How does it make you feel when you do those things?
Example: Singing makes me feel good because I think I’m good at it.
Writing makes me feel creative because I get to tell my own stories.
Recess makes me feel happy because I get to be with my friends.
Q4: How can you continue to pursue what you enjoy?
Example: If you enjoy singing, try out for your school’s choir or become a section leader.
If you enjoy creative writing, try out for your school’s newspaper or write a poem for your school’s talent show.
If you enjoy recess with your friends, maybe you’d enjoy being part of the kindness club or student body government.
Last, but not least, Remember…
It’s important to revisit your likes from time to time. Don’t be surprised if your answers to the questions change. That can actually be a very good thing; as you change in unforeseeable ways, the best life you envision will change as well.