Nick Ferentinos leads a session on strengths coaching at the mentor forum. Ferentinos said to use other sources to help identify strengths. In particular, a mentor is important in helping a mentee identify and remember previous successes (#2)
1. Confirmation from others
2. Prior successes; this is where we use the log record to help capture the conversations with that teacher. “Otherwise,” Ferentinos said, “Conversations are like smoke.”
3. Personal passion
Be sure to read an earlier blog poston Coaching Strengths.