January/February, 2020 Focus of the Month!
During the months of January and February, the Franklin Public Schools will focus on Self-Management. Self-Management is the ability to effectively manage stress, control impulses, and motivate oneself. This includes the ability to set and work toward personal and academic goals.
Across the district, all of our students will be focusing on working towards developing skills within self-management through the “I Can” statements.
There are different ways to support students in the development of these identified skills. As a district, we will support student and staff member’s self-management and within the classroom, students will explicitly and implicitly interact with resources and activities as well.
Self Management: the ability to successfully regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in different situations.
For example, a person showing self-management is able to calm down, not yell or act out, in moments of anger or frustration. Self-management is also being able to set and work toward goals, both personal and academic. As your child becomes a teenager, his ability to manage his emotions develops further. They will become better able to understand the consequences of his actions and to weigh the benefits and costs of certain behaviors, but he may not always act accordingly. Middle school can be a difficult time for parents and children alike, as your child develops more independence and starts pushing boundaries. By continuing to support your child’s self-management growth, you can guide him to becoming a responsible young adult. (adapted from parenttoolkit.com)
- Impulse control
- Stress management
- Organizational skills