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The American School Counseling Association: Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: Domains: Academic, Career, & Social/Emotional Development

    • Mindset Standards

      • Development of the whole self, including a healthy balance of mental, social/emotional and physical well-being 
      • Self-confidence in the ability to succeed
      • Sense of belonging in the school environment
      • Understanding that postsecondary education and life-long learning are necessary for long-term career success
      • Belief in using abilities to their fullest to achieve high-quality results and outcomes
      • Positive attitude toward work and learning
       
     
    • Behavior Standards

      • Learning Strategies
        • Demonstrate critical-thinking skills to make informed decisions
        • Demonstrate creativity 
        • Use time-management, organizational and study skills 
        • Apply self-motivation and self-direction to learning 
        • Apply media and technology skills 
        • Set high standards of quality 
        • Identify long and short term academic, career and social/emotional goals
        • Actively engage in challenging coursework 
        • Gather evidence and consider multiple perspectives to make informed decisions 
        • Participate in enrichment and extracurricular activities
      • Self-Management Skills
        • Demonstrate the ability to assume responsibility 
        • Demonstrate self-discipline and self-control
        • Demonstrate the ability to work independently 
        • Demonstrate the ability to delay immediate gratification for long-term rewards 
        • Demonstrate perseverance to achieve long and short term goals 
        • Demonstrate the ability to overcome barriers to learning 
        • Demonstrate effective coping skills when faced with a problem 
        • Demonstrate the ability to balance school, home and community activities
        • Demonstrate personal safety skills 
        • Demonstrate the ability to manage transitions and the ability to adapt to changing situations and responsibilities 
      • Social Skills
        • Use effective oral and written communication skills and listening skills 
        • Create positive and supportive relationships with other students
        • Create relationships with adults that support success
        • Demonstrate empathy 
        • Demonstrate ethical decision-making and social responsibility 
        • Use effective collaboration and cooperation skills 
        • Use leadership and teamwork skills to work effectively in diverse teams
        • Demonstrate advocacy skills and ability to assert self, when necessary 
        • Demonstrate social maturity and behaviors appropriate to the situation and environment