A strengths-based approach is one where educators intentionally identify, communicate, and harness learners' assets to empower them to flourish. Educators should consider strengths from academic and other domains, including strong collaboration, creative thinking, problem solving, communicating, and other skills critical for success. Strengths can be identified through both formal assessments and informal activities, such as reflective prompts or conferences. Educators can provide strengths-based feedback by asking probing questions to determine the skills and knowledge that learners already have. This practice encourages a mindset of leveraging strengths in order to solve problems or overcome challenges.