A1. Skills, Strategies, and Habits That Contribute to Success:
demonstrate an understanding of the skills, strategies, and habits that can contribute to success in the pursuit of educational and career/life opportunities and in the achievement of a healthy school/life/work balance
demonstrate an understanding of the importance of resilience and perseverance in school, life, and work – why it is helpful to acquire skills for adapting to change, persevering in the face of adversity, learning from mistakes, and thinking positively about setbacks – and analyse how developing resilience and perseverance can help them in all areas of their lives
Student learning may be enhanced through the use of: situational scenarios (interviews, problem-solving and decision-making challenges); online quizzes; videos on resilience and adaptability; and/or games (board, cooperative, virtual reality).
identify a range of strategies to help manage stress and achieve and maintain a healthy school/life/work balance, and explain how they have used such strategies in their lives so far and how they might apply them in the future
Strategies to help manage stress and promote balance: getting enough sleep, fresh air, and physical activity; making healthy food choices; listening to music; doing breathing exercises; participating in spiritual, cultural, or community activities; making a list of priorities; developing a plan of action; using time-management strategies, including using a digital calendar; making it a habit to reserve time for self-reflection; consulting and sharing ideas with a mentor, friend, or trusted adult
Teachers may wish to consult the ministry document Supporting Minds: An Educator’s Guide to Promoting Mental Health and Well-being, 2013 for information and strategies, based on current research, that can help them recognize students who may be struggling.