• Based on a two year timeline, eight social and emotional learning skills will be taught by the counselors.  Throughout the 2019-2020 school year, our focus will be on the first four skills: Optimistic Thinking, Self Management, Goal Directed Behavior, and Relationship Skills.   

    1.  Optimistic Thinking:

      A person’s attitude of confidence, hopefulness, and positive thinking about herself/himself and her/his life situations in the past, present, and future.

    2.  Self-Management:

      A person’s success in controlling his/her emotions and behaviors, especially in new and challenging situations.

    3. Goal Directed Behavior: 

      A person’s initiation of and persistence in completing difficult tasks.

    4. Relationship Skills: 

      A person’s skill at promoting and maintaining positive connections with others.

    5.  Self-Awareness: 

      A person’s realistic understanding of his/her strengths and limitations and consistent desire for self-improvement.

    6. Personal Responsibilty: 

      A person’s tendency to be careful and reliable in his/her actions and to contribute to group efforts.

    7.  Decision Making: 

      A person’s approach to problem-solving, learning from experience, using values to guide behavior and accepting responsibility.

    8. Social Awareness: 

      A person’s capacity to interact with others in ways that show respect, tolerance, and cooperation.