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Lifeskills & Lifelong Guidelines

Lifeskills & Lifelong Guidelines

You will be seeing and hearing a lot about the Lifeskills and Lifelong Guidelines throughout the year.  At Washington, we believe that all students should exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.  If you have been a member of the Washington family before this year, you may already be familiar with most of these skills and guidelines.  If you are new to our school, this page will be a great help!  Take the time to become familiar with these terms, and use them in your everyday conversations with your family.   This page will help introduce the Lifelong Guidelines and Lifeskills from Susan Kovalik & Associates.  For more information, visit The Center for Effective Learning.



Caring To feel and show concern for others.
Common Sense To use good judgment.
Cooperation To work together toward a common goal or purpose.
Courage To act according to one's beliefs despite fear or consequences.
Curiosity A desire to investigate and seek understanding of one's world.
Effort To do your best.
Flexibility To be willing to alter plans when necessary.
Friendship To make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring.
Initiative To do something because it needs to be done.
Integrity To act according to a sense of what's right and wrong.
Organization To plan, arrange, and implement in an orderly way.  To keep things orderly and ready to use.
Patience To wait calmly for someone or something.
Perseverance To keep at it.
Pride Satisfaction from doing your personal best.
Problem Solving  To create solutions for difficult situations and everyday problems.
Resourcefulness  To respond to challenges and opportunities in innovative and creative ways.
Respect To hold in high estimation or honor.  To treat with consideration. (Added for Washington Elementary)
Responsibility To respond when appropriate.  To be accountable for your actions.
Sense of Humor To laugh and be playful without harming others.