Strengths @ USM

Faculty Resources

Interested in using Strengths in your classroom? Learn more about the transition of our Strengths program at USM here.

 Barrier Labels This activity is designed to help students think about how they can maximize the positive nature of talents by managing the barrier labels that people often place upon talents.

 My Strengths and How I Use Them

 Picture of Excellence

 Scavenger Hunt

 Your Role and Your Signature Themes

StrengthsQuest Activity Workbook Activities are designed for use in programs, classes, or sessions.

60 in 60: 60 Quick Activities for Using Strengths in Your Courses This document contains 60 different ideas for Strengths-based activities you could use with students. The majority of these activities work best in group situations versus 1:1 situation such as advising or career counseling/ coaching. The activities can take as little as 60 seconds or up to 60 minutes to complete.

Tips for Building a Strengths Curriculum

Facilitating Learning in a Classroom of Differing Styles and Strengths

Gallup Resources

The Gallup Resource Center

The Clifton StrengthsFinder® And Student Strengths Development: A Review of Research A comprehensive literature review that explores the nature and impact of efforts to promote student strengths development within secondary and postsecondary education.

Positive Psychology and Higher Education

StrengthsQuest Implementation Guide Learn about current and future StrengthsQuest programs.


Additional Research

Strengths-Based Education: Probing Its Limits

StrengthsQuest in Application: The Experience of Four Educators Learn about the power of teaching students using Strengths!

Faculty Focus: Higher Ed Teaching Strategies from Manga Publications