Inquiry into Skills: Self-Management

We constantly talk about providing our students with skills that allow them to think, act, and choose for themselves. In the PYP, such skills include gross/fine motor skills, organization, time management, safety, healthy lifestyle, codes of behavior, and informed choices.

It’s important to regularly provide our students opportunities to discuss & cultivate those skills. This week’s provocation is designed to get the conversation going.

Resource #1: 3 Ways to Start, by New Age Creators

Resource #2: What Matters to You by Jorge R. Canedo E.

Resource #3: Why Incompetent People Think They’re Amazing by TED-ED

Resource #4:ย Arat Hosseini’s Instagram account run by his father (I especially loved the Arat’s father’s comment in the second video).ย 

My son, my hero @arat.gym _____ Father and son #fatherandson

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โœŒ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ ๐Ÿ… ๐Ÿ† @arat.gym I told Arat thatโ€™s enough but he wanted to continue. There are times that I get a video from him, but I donโ€™t post it because he looks tired and unhappy , but after we were done with this exercise he told me: dad please post this video , when I grow up I want to see how hard I pushed myself and practiced for being a champion Translated by @asa_kh๐ŸŒธ ๐Ÿ’ฏ ๐Ÿ’ฏ ๐Ÿ†— ๐ŸŒŽ ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ ู…ู† ุจู‡ ุขุฑุงุช ฺฏูุชู… ุจุณู‡ ุฏูŠฺฏู‡ ุงู…ุง ุงูˆู† ุฎูˆุฏุด ุงุฏุงู…ู‡ ุฏุงุฏ. ูˆู‚ุชูŠ ฺ†ู‡ุฑู‡ ุขุฑุงุช ุฏุฑ ููŠู„ู…ู‡ุงูŠูŠ ูƒู‡ ุงุฒุด ู…ูŠฺฏูŠุฑู… ุจู‡ ุงูŠู† ุญุงู„ุช ุงุณุช ูŠุนู†ูŠ ุฎุณุชู‡ ูˆ ู†ุงุฑุงุญุช ูƒู†ู†ุฏู‡ ู…ู† ู‡ูŠฺ† ูˆู‚ุช ููŠู„ู…ุด ุฑุง ู†ู…ูŠฺฏุฐุงุฑู… ุงู…ุง ุขุฎุฑ ุงูŠู† ุชู…ุฑูŠู† ุขุฑุงุช ุงุฒ ู…ู† ุฎูˆุงุณุชุŒ ุงูˆ ฺฏูุช: ุจุงุจุง ุญุชู…ุง ุงูŠู† ููŠู„ู…ูˆ ุฏุฑ ูพูŠุฌู… ู‚ุฑุงุฑ ุจุฏู‡ ุชุง ูˆู‚ุชูŠ ุจุฒุฑฺฏ ุดุฏู… ุจุจูŠู†ู… ฺ†ู‚ุฏุฑ ุชู„ุงุด ู…ูŠูƒุฑุฏู… ุชุง ุฑูˆุฒูŠ ู‚ู‡ุฑู…ุงู† ุจุดูˆู…. ๐Ÿ’ฏ ๐Ÿ‘Œ ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ†—โœŒ๐Ÿป #sixpack #myson #myhero #hero #baby #kids @arat.gym

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Resource #5: Forever or A Day by Sarah Jacoby

Provocation Questions:

  • What does it mean to self-manage one’s self?
  • How does self-management impact an individual’s life?
  • What helps a person manage themselves?
  • What obstacles sometimes stand in the way of self-management?
  • How does self-management relate to growth mindset?
  • How does knowing our purpose help us develop self-management skills?
  • How are balance & self-care connected to self-management?

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