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Learning Skills and Work Habits

Successful students manage their individual learning. The following learning skills and work habits are keys to your success at secondary school.

Responsibility

  • fulfils responsibilities and commitments within the learning environment
  • completes and submits class work, homework, and assignments according to agreed-upon timelines
  • takes responsi​bility for and manages own behaviour

Organization

  • devises and follow​s a plan and process for completing work and tasks
  • establishes priorities and manages time to complete tasks and achieve goals
  • identifies, gathers, evaluates, and uses information, technology and resources to complete tasks

Independant Work

  • independently monitors, assesses, and revises plans to complete tasks and meet goals
  • uses class time appropriately to complete tasks
  • follows instructions with minimal supervision

Collaboration

  • accepts various roles and an equitable share of work in a group
  • responds positively to ideas, opinions, values, and traditions of others
  • builds healthy peer-to-peer relationships through personal and media assisted interactions
  • works with others to resolve conflicts and build consensus to achieve group goals
  • shares information, resources, and expertise and promotes critical thinking to solve problems and make decisions

Initiative

  • looks for and acts on new ideas and opportunities for learning
  • demonstrates the capacity for innovation and a willingness to take risks
  • demonstrates curiosity and interest in learning
  • approaches new tasks with a positive attitude
  • recognizes and advocates appropriately for the rights of self and others

Self-regulation

  • sets own individual goals and monitors progress towards achieving them
  • seeks clarification or assistance when needed
  • assesses and reflects critically on own strengths, needs, and interests
  • identifies learning opportunities, choices, and strategies to meet personal needs and achieve goals
  • perseveres and makes an effort when responding to challenges​​