The Great 8: Skills for Daily Life
  • The Great 8: Skills for Daily Life

     

    Humble ISD's Guidance Curriculum provides all students with the knowledge and skills appropriate for their developmental level through in class and/or small group lessons. In order to promote and enhance the learning program and in accordance with Texas and national standards, the guidance curriculum addresses the areas of personal/social, academic, and career development.


    Humble ISD counselors teach The Great 8: Skills for Daily Life using the Why Try program as the foundation of the guidance curriculum. Here is what your child will be learning during guidance lessons this school year and next:

     

    2021-2022 School Year

    1st grading period

    Optimistic Thinking: Building confidence, hopefulness, and positive thinking.

    2nd grading period

    Self-Management: Controlling one's emotions and behaviors in pursuit of a goal or in a new situation.

    3rd grading period

    Goal Directed Behavior: The skills to initiate and complete tasks.

    4th grading period

    Relationship Skills: Acceptable actions that promote and maintain positive connections.

     

    2022-2023 School Year

    1st grading period

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

    2nd grading period

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

    3rd grading period

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

    4th grading period

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