Great 8 Skills“Social and emotional learning is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.”
Self-Awareness (7 items): A child's realistic understanding of her/his strengths and limitations and consistent desire for self improvement.
- give an opinion when asked?
- describe how he/she was feeling?
- ask somebody for feedback?
Social-Awareness (9 items): A child's capacity to interact with others in a way that shows respect for their ideas and behaviors, recognizes her/his impact on them, and uses cooperation and tolerance in social situations.
- get along with different types of people?
- cooperate with peers or siblings?
- forgive somebody that hurt or upset her/him?
Self-Management (11 items): A child's success i n controlling his or her emotions and behaviors, to complete a task or succeed in a new or challenging situation.
- wait for her/his turn?
- stay calm when faced with a challenge?
- adjust well to changes in plans?
Goal-Directed Behavior (10 items): A child's initiation of, and persistence in completing, tasks of varying difficulty.
- keep trying when unsuccessful?
- seek out additional information?
- take steps to achieve goals?
Relationship Skills (10 items): A child's consistent performance of socially
- acceptable actions that promote and maintain positive connections with others.
- compliment or congratulate somebody?
- offer to help somebody?
- express concern for another person?
Personal Responsibility (10 items): A child's tendency to be careful and reliable in her/ his actions and in contributing to group efforts.
- remember important information?
- serve an important role at home or school?
- handle his/her belongings with care?
Decision Making (8 items): A child's approach to problem solving that involves learning from others and from her/his own previous experiences, using her/his values to guide her/his action, and accepting responsibility for her/his decisions.
- follow the example of a positive role model?
- accept responsibility for what he/she did?
- learn from experience?
Optimistic Thinking (7 items): A child's attitude of confidence, hopefulness, and positive thinking regarding herself /himself and her/his life situations in the past, present . and future.
- say good things about herself /himself?
- look forward to classes or activities at school?
- express high expectations for himself /herself?