Lifeskills are based on the Highly Effective Teaching Model, created by Susan Kovalik.
These 24 lifeskills, virtues, core values, or whatever you choose to call them, provide consistent parameters and expectations of conduct in the classroom and in your school community.
Lifeskills provide a common language that helps to guide students in determining appropriate behavior choices that support learning, and they set the stage for a safe, learner-friendly environment. I refer to these lifeskills on a daily basis through class discussions, redirecting unwanted behaviors, and by praising students when I see these skills put into action. My students are developing amazing character that I hope will continue throughout their entire lives!
Caring, common sense, cooperation, courage, effort, empathy, flexibility, friendship, generosity, grateful, honesty, humble, initiative, integrity, joyful, kind, organization, patience, perseverance, pride, problem solving, responsibility, sense of humor, trustworthy