Staff at Fond du Lac Ojibwe School focus on their strengths to support education

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Being in education can mean a life-long love of learning.

On Friday last week, staff at the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School really focused on learning about their own strengths.

Stacy Crawford from Klear Water Coaching has worked with the school for several years using the CliftonStrengths program.

She led the exercise on Monday. And has worked with the older students as well.

Valerie Tanner, the principal, shared, “The training very much aligns with the Ojibwe culture, language and values. What I have been taught as an Anishinaabe person is that we all have our gifts. And so training like this helps our staff from all communities to look for those strengths in themselves, and our students, which is the most important. When we have a person or child that has a strength, it’s up to the community to develop that strength.”

It can lead to better outcomes in the classroom, when students know the best way for them to learn.