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Lifelong Guidelines and Life Skills

Lifelong Guidelines and Life Skills

Our classrooms are practicing Lifelong Guidelines and Lifeskills. These differ from regular school rules because they apply to all age groups in all situations, thus the term Lifeskills. They form the basis for agreement about behavior and expectations, both social and academic, between teacher and students and among students. You are encouraged to learn about them (ask your child!) and reinforce them at home.

Lifelong Guidelines

  • Trustworthiness
  • Truthfulness
  • Active Listening
  • No Put-Downs
  • Personal Best

Lifeskills

Integrity

  • to conduct oneself according to a sense of what's right and wrong

Responsibility

  • to be willing to respond appropriately and be accountable for your actions

Compassion

  • to be kind to others and the environment; help other in need; be forgiving

Self-discipline

  • to have self-control; setting goals and working toward them; striving for personal improvement

Honesty

  • telling the truth; no cheating or stealing; being trustworthy

Respect

  • using good manners, not bad language; being considerate: honoring the feelings of others; dealing peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreem