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Module 5

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:


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.

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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. It is narrated by Josh, who brings lived experience as a recipient of teacher aide support.

You will get the best out of the presentation by occasionally pressing pause to think and reflect.

PDF workbook

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)

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

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

Identifying Students’ Strengths Module 5 Presentation cover

Narrated presentation

You can watch the narrated presentation here.

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

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