Build skills for lifelong success Many students leave high school without the skills they need to succeed in postsecondary education and the workforce. How can we better equip students for lifelong success? Research demonstrates that intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies impact student behavior and achievement, increase graduation rates, and promote strong post-school outcomes. The Skills That Matter provides middle and high school educators with the resources, tools, and practical examples to teach key intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies, including self-regulation, goal-setting, self-efficacy, assertiveness, and conflict management. Readers will find • Competency-specific evidence-based instructional strategies with examples, and • Tools such as sample instructional plans, formative assessments, and student-friendly products. This book provides teachers with the practical information they need to better develop socially and emotionally engaged, career-equipped, lifelong learners.
Figure 3.1College and Career Competency Wheel—Self-Regulation
The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
[Page 50]As adults, in day-to-day life we set goals and then work toward meeting them over time. Whether these goals are to improve health and fitness, save money, or master a new skill, effectively achieving our objectives requires planning, monitoring our progress, taking control or making adjustments, and reflecting. For example, if you have a goal to become physically stronger, you might determine a plan to lift weights, do push-ups, or take a strength-building class three times per week. Then, you would monitor the completion of your daily strength training routine. If something caused you to miss two workouts in a row, you ...