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Module 5 Identifying students’ strengths

This module helps teachers and teacher aides to learn about their students and use this information to support their students’ learning.

Workshop resources

The resources for this module come in different formats. These are:

  • e-workbook
  • narrated presentation
  • PDF version of the workbook
  • PowerPoint presentation.


The e-workbook guides teachers and teacher aides through this topic. It has engaging and interactive content.

There are embedded videos and links to activity sheets in Google Docs format that you can print, download as Word documents or copy to your own Google Drive for working online.

Go to the Module 5 e-workbook.

5 Identifying Students’ Strengths cover image

In the e-workbook, you can watch a presentation about how narrative assessment and learner profiles can help teachers and teacher aides use a strengths-based approach with their students.

Josh, who brings lived experience as a recipient of teacher aide support, narrates the video.

By occasionally pressing pause to think and reflect, you will make the most of the presentation.

PDF workbook

Identifying students’ strengths Module 5 Workbook cover image

As an alternative to the e-workbook, you can download and print the workbook for this module.

Module 5 Workbook | Identifying students’ strengths (PDF, 2 MB)


Module 5 Presentation | Identifying students’ strengths (PowerPoint 2007, 5 MB)

Identifying Students’ Strengths Module 5 Presentation cover

As an alternative to the narrate presentation, you can download the PowerPoint presentation for this module.

Narrated presentation

Watch the narrated presentation.

M5 Identifying students' strengths from Ministry of Education on Vimeo.

Transcript Module 5_Identifying students' strengths (Word 2007, 27 KB)

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