As part of Whitfield’s Habits of Heart and Mind program our students recently completed the VIA Institute on Character’s “Youth Strengths Survey.” Based on twenty-four strengths (Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence, Bravery, Creativity, Curiosity, Fairness, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Honesty, Hope, Humility, Humor, Judgment, Kindness, Leadership, Love, Love of Learning, Perseverance, Perspective, Prudence, Self-regulation, Social Intelligence, Spirituality, Teamwork, and Zest), the survey helped the students identify their own, unique strength profiles.
Keeping these self-identified strengths in mind, students wrote the following Six Word Memoirs about one of their strengths.
I designed a heart in art. – Legend A.
Am always thinking of something new. – Jeb C.
Being careful and being grateful often. – Max F.
Swirl. Lines. All in one art. – Joffre G.
I haven’t stopped kicking and won’t. – Josh L.
Beauty is in everything. Perfection isn’t. – Max M.
A leader learns to follow first. – Ahmad M.
Funny, but not the class clown. – Sebastian R.
It was funnier in my head. – Jake T.
I work to get it done. – Garrett W.
When nothing goes right, go left. – Logan W.