Use Your Unique Strengths

The Goal: This exercise helps students understand their strengths, how to articulate them, and explore how to use them.

SEL

RAMP (ASCA) Mindset & Behaviors addressed and developed: Academic: Results Orientation; Extracurricular Activities Participation. Career: Self Confidence; Whole Self; Perseverance.  Social/Emotional: Building Positive Peer Relationships; Sense of Belonging.

Materials

  • Circle of chairs
  • Indigo Report
  • Pencil and paper

Step 1: Have students read the Strengths section on the summary page of the report and star the ones that stand out to them.

Step 2: Have students get in groups of three to talk about their strengths and times when they have used them.

Step 3: Now have the same groups talk about places where they could use their strengths in the future. Have them each write down three examples for themselves.

Example: Two of Sally’s strengths are “Thinks outside the box when gathering information” and “Brings enthusiasm to the creative process.” She realizes these could be used to excel on the multimedia research project she has been dreading in her history class.

Note: You may need to rephrase some of the strengths on the Indigo Report if students have difficulty understanding certain words or phrases.