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Emotional Habits

Principal’s Guide by Grade:

Building self-knowledge, self-management, and self-agency

9th Grade

  • Actively work toward independence in small steps with parents & mentors to coach. Students need practice making complex or emotional decisions when an adult is there for guidance on the process. By giving the answer, planning everything, and making things easier, adults rob  students of the opportunity to learn and practice for independent living in college and career.
  • Practice intensely until these two habits become an immediate response when you need them:
  • Learn to seek out support when you need it (tutorial, counselormental health support, friends, family, and community).
    • Asking for help IS NOT a sign of weakness.
    • Knowing when and how to get help is a sign of strength and knowledge.
    • Asking for help and granting it to others is an important team skill that employers expect you to know.

10th Grade

11th Grade

  • Practice a deeper understanding in Notice, Name, Navigate.
    • Go beyond angry, happy, sad to annoyed, invigorated, hurt.
    • Use your vocabulary to help you understand why you feel what you do and use that knowledge to make decisions about yourself, other people in your life, you endeavors, your plans for the future.
  • Use that knowledge of yourself to understand your strengths, take on challenges, and build the knowledge that you can manage yourself, get what you need, and accomplish things that matter to you.

12th Grade

  • Use trusted relationships to refine Purpose (that goal that gives your life a sense of meaning).
  • Develop your strengths–grow them, rely on them.
© Thriving Teens 2020

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