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Gallup Education Insights

Engaged & Thriving Institutions: The Strengths-Based Approach

Educator Engagement

How Education Leaders Can Revive Teacher Engagement

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Educators' experience at work has been a roller coaster for the past three years. Unsurprisingly, it's had a negative effect on their engagement.

The latest Q12 results for K-12 teachers in the U.S. show that four elements of engagement in particular plummeted at the start of COVID-19 — and haven't rebounded.

So, what can leaders do to improve the situation? Read this article to see what's hurting teacher engagement most and how to respond.

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Leadership Support

Why Does Engagement Matter?

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Engagement is an important word for all leaders, but maybe even more important for education leaders.

Why? Because students bear the brunt of disengagement in the education space.

When you work purposefully to build faculty and staff engagement, you're working to create engaged and thriving students.

Learn more about the building blocks of engagement to start incorporating them into your approach.

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Faculty and Staff Development

The Powerful Duo of Strengths and Engagement

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A great leader's job is to help the people they lead become the best version of themselves.

Educators already work to help students on this mission — but as an education leader, are you helping your teachers, faculty and staff become the best they can be?

Employees who know and use their strengths are six times as likely as other employees to be engaged and to say they do what they do best every day.

If you're not already using CliftonStrengths or want to get the most out of them, read this on how strengths propels engagement.

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Strengths for Students

Create a Common Language for Development

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When students discover their strengths, everyone at your institution can understand each other better.

The shared language of strengths helps students and educators talk about the unique ways they learn, develop and succeed.

The CliftonStrengths for Students report doesn't only help students understand their unique talents — it helps them apply them and gives them resources to grow.

Explore the CliftonStrengths for Students report, and make sure everyone on campus has what they need to succeed.

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Research on Student Outcomes

What Is the Holistic Value of a College Education?

Gallup and Lumina Foundation's latest report, Education for What? found a positive association between each additional year of postsecondary education and a variety of outcomes such as increased civic engagement, improved health and wellbeing, and others.

Download the report to see the full findings.

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