• Life Skills

    The purpose of the Lifeskills is to provide parameters that help students evaluate their own performances - to guide them, individually and in groups, to an understanding of which social behaviors will enhance their success. The discussion of the Lifeskills within the classroom provides a common understanding of behavior. Through target talk, Community Circle and modeling, students understand what each of these behaviors look like, sound like and feel like.

    • Integrity: To act according to a sense of what's right and wrong.
    • Initiative: To do something of one's own free will, because it needs to be done.
    • Flexibility: To be willing to alter plans when necessary.
    • Perseverance: To keep at it.
    • Organization: To plan, arrange and implement in an orderly way; to keep things orderly and ready to use.
    • Sense of Humor: To laugh and be playful without harming others.
    • Effort: To do your best.
    • Common Sense: To use good judgement.
    • Problem-solving: To create solutions in difficult situations and everyday problems.
    • Responsibility: To respond when appropriate, to be accountable for your actions.
    • Patience: To wait calmly for someone or something.
    • Friendship: To make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring.
    • Curiosity: A desire to investigate and seek understanding of one's world.
    • Cooperation: To work together toward a common goal or purpose.
    • Caring: To feel and show concern for others.
    • Courage: To act according to one's beliefs.
    • Pride: The satisfaction of doing your personal best.