Personal growth skills
Personal growth skills include the various skills and activities design to help students discover and reach their full potential. These include the development of a growth mindset, learning how to use your character strengths, as well as the importance of behavioural experiments and deliberate practice to reach beyond your comfort zone.
Why focus on skills? Skills are the building blocks of change. They are manageable in that you can learn one or two skills at a time. They are relatively easy to acquire (although harder to master) in that you can practice them every day. And they are scalable in that you can teach skills to one or two people or entire classrooms at a time.
The full list of skills can be found here:
Learn how to build a growth mindset
A growth mindset is an essential part of lifelong wellbeing and a key component of reaching your full potential. Find out if you have a growth mindset and learn how to get more.
Learn to use your character strengths
Character strengths are what make each person unique. They can motivate you, energize you and help you reach your full potential unlike anything else. Find out what your character strengths are.
Learn how to build grit.
The end of the term is still weeks away, but you are already running out of gas. Whether you are bored, tired or starting to wonder why you are doing any of this, learn how to motivate yourself and build grit. Get started.
Learn how to find good things every day.
Finding three good things each day, even on bad days can be hard, and sometimes seemingly impossible. Learn more about why it is so hard and still so very important for mental health. Read more.
Learn how to build lasting habits.
Want to start fresh, turn over a new leaf or reboot your life. Learn how to build lasting new habits that can make you healthier, less stressed and more productive. Read more.
Learn how to express gratitude
Looking for a quick and lasting happiness fix? The tried and true benefits of expressing gratitude are just what you need. Read more.
Learn social emotional skills
Research has shown that social emotional learning skills can boost your grades and improve your mental heatlh. Read more.
Learn social awareness.
The five domains of social emotional learning are critical to your emotional wellbeing and academic success. Find out how much you have and how to get more. Read more.
Learn how to keep and foster friendships
Learn about what long-term friends do to maintain their friendships and why friendships are so important. Find out what you are doing and what you can do more of. Read more.
Learn how to make friends.
Research shows that it takes over 200 hours of contact to turn an acquaintance into a friend. Read more.
Learn how to talk to people
Knowing how to talk to people can be harder than you think. Learn how to get started on mastering the art of chit-chat and conversation. Read more.
Learn how to have tough conversations
How do I tell my parents I did badly this term? We asked our expert how best to break the bad news to parents and convince them you have a plan to get back on track. Read more.