Learning Skills and Work Habits Look- Fors

 

RESPONSIBILITY
Acquiring the skills that will enable me to act independently and to be accountable for my decisions and actions so that I can achieve my  potential as a life-long learner.

I am responsible when I...

  • Come to class prepared with all necessary materials.
  • Follow rules and routines independently.
  • Complete work thoroughly and on time.
  • Take care of my classroom, school,and community environments.
  • Take ownership of my behavior.


ORGANIZATION

Acquiring the skills that will enable me to plan, manage my time, and carry out learning tasks on my own or with others so that I can become a more productive learner.

I am organized when I...

  • Keep my desk and belongings neat and in order.
  • Am ready to start lessons on time.
  • Use my class time well to plan and complete my work.
  • Have all required notes and handouts in order and dated in my notebooks/duotangs.
  • Use my agenda to remember what I have to do at home and at school.


INDEPENDENT WORK

Acquiring the skills that will enable me to follow instructions and complete tasks thoroughly on my own or with others so that I can be a self-directed learner.

I am an independent worker when I...

  • Follow instructions and understand what I have to do.
  • Remain focused on the task without direct teacher supervision.
  • Am not distracted by others or objects in the classroom.
  • Use feedback and look for ways to improve my work.


COLLABORATION

Acquiring the skills that will enable me to work with others respectfully so that I can be a contributing member of my community.

I am an effective collaborator when I...

  • Take turns sharing roles and responsibilities with others.
  • Listen to and respect the ideas and opinions of others.
  • Offer my ideas in respectful ways.
  • Complete my share of the work when working with others.
  • Resolve conflicts with others by using positive problem solving strategies.


INITIATIVE

Acquiring the skills that will enable me to be a self-starter who knows when and how to ask for help so that I can influence positive change for myself and for others.

I show initiative when I...

  • Have a positive attitude about learning.
  • Start my work or follow routines without being told.
  • Am willing to take risks and try new things on my own.
  • Connect ideas from one subject to another.
  • Ask questions when I don’t understand what to do.


SELF-REGULATION

Acquiring the skills that will enable me to reflect on my learning so that I can set goals and motivate myself to effectively complete tasks.

I self-regulate when I...

  • Exercise self-control when completing learning tasks or interacting with others.
  • Set my own goals and work towards achieving them.
  • Persevere when learning or social situations are challenging.
  • Know my strengths and I reflect in areas where I need to improve.
  • Take ownership for my learning and ask for help when I need it.