This list of skills really help with schoolwork, many jobs, and general “adulting.”
Help your student to “score” themselves from 1 to 5 on each of these skills. Adults can do it to, which helps demonstrate to students that each of us has strength areas.
1 – doing this is extremely hard for me
2 – doing this is pretty hard for me most of the time
3 – I feel like I can do this pretty well sometimes, but not consistently
4 – I feel like I can do this most of the time
5 – I feel like I’ve got this down!
For more explanation and to help your student accurately score their current ability, use this PowerPoint file .
|GROUP A: Skills 1 – 3 are about knowing what we need to do.|
|1 – Self-Understanding: evaluating ourselves and how we are doing.|
|2 – Organization: developing and using systems to keep track of materials and information.|
|3 – Time Management: identifying steps and reaching goals.|
|GROUP B: Skills 4 – 6 are about how we respond to things.|
|4- Emotional Control: managing feelings so that we can achieve goals and complete tasks.|
|5 – Behavior Control: stopping and thinking before doing something you shouldn’t|
|6 – Flexibility: adapting to changes.|
|GROUP C: Skills 7 – 10 are about getting tasks done from start to finish.|
|7 – Task Initiation: starting and finishing tasks without procrastination.|
|8 – Attention: staying focused on a task that is uninteresting|
|9 – Working Memory: using information held in memory to complete a task|
|10 – Persistence: sticking with difficult tasks from start to finish|