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What - HabitsCaringContributes to the u.school communityParticipate in Communitas, join a committee, clean up, help out a classmate, show up for Meta.
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What - HabitsCaringContributes to the Springfield communityWe are a part of the downtown community. Do some things to make that community better.
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What - HabitsCaringContibutes to other communitiesContribute to a community outside of school (think...clubs, sports, online, gaming, church)
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What - HabitsCaringMindfulnessMindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens.
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What - HabitsCaringConsider Others (Kindness, Altruism, Compassion, and Empathy)Focus your attention outwards. Get out of your own head and consider the needs of others.
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What - HabitsCaringAttitudes (Savoring, Gratitude, and Forgiveness)Intentionally fostering some attitudes has immediate and long term benefits. Appreciate and enjoy the things in your life.
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What - HabitsCaringAweAwe makes us happier: Research shows that people have higher well-being on days when they have positive experiences of awe, compared to days with no awe. In another study, participants who imagined viewing Paris from the Eiffel Tower reported feeling more satisfied with life than participants who imagined viewing a plain landscape.
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What - HabitsCaringSocial ConnectionWhen researchers refer to the concept of social connection, they mean the feeling that you belong to a group and generally feel close to other people. Scientific evidence strongly suggests that this is a core psychological need, essential to feeling satisfied with your life.
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What - HabitsCaringHealthy habits (Sleep, Eating, Exercise)Some of the easiest, least expensive routes to life satisfaction is to focus on good sleep habits, good eating habits, and regular exercise.
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What - HabitsCompetenceUtilize Your Signature Strengths and FlowYour signature strengths are those strengths that are deeply characteristic of you as opposed to those that are not, writes Martin Seligman in his best selling book Authentic Happiness. Seligman’s research found that by identifying and using these signature strengths every day you can experience authentic happiness and gratification.
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What - HabitsCompetenceManage an Individual or Group ProjectManaging a project requires planning, understanding the big picture and goals, coordinating people, motivating people, following through.
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What - HabitsCompetencePatience, Persistence, and PerseveranceHow do you respond to hurdles? Do you stop and give up or do you find a solution? Accomplishing longer term goals requires facing obstacles and continuing onward.
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What - HabitsCompetenceChopping Wood - Practice DeliberatelyInspiration isn't enough. Developing skills and accomplishing goals requires regular committment to showing up and doing the work.
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What - HabitsCompetenceSelf-control and self-disciplineDo you have to rely on someone else to remind you to do your work, act appropriately, do the right thing? Or are you in charge of your own actions?
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What - HabitsConfidenceGrowth MindsetIndividuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset. They tend to achieve more than those with a more fixed mindset (those who believe their talents are innate gifts). This is because they worry less about looking smart and they put more energy into learning.
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What - HabitsConfidenceEliminate envy, jealousy, and unhealthy comparisonsCan you assess yourself fairly? Do you tend to put yourself down because everyone else is better or can you be honest and fair with yourself?
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What - HabitsConfidenceSeek out help, criticism, critique, and feedbackCan you ask for help? Even if it means someone providing honest feedback or critique? Can you accept the help and feedback without spiraling into a negative feedback loop?
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What - HabitsConfidenceEmbrace open ended problemsLife isn't usually a multiple choice quiz. Many problems you will face in life are hard to define and hard to know if you are going in the right direction. Can you face an open ended problem and come up with strategies and solutions or do you only work well if someone tells you exactly how to proceed?
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What - HabitsConfidenceTry new things or explore the unknownHow open are you to new experiences? Are you willing to try new things even if it might mean you aren't very good at it, at first?
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What - HabitsConfidenceBe playful and have fun as part of learningWe know that children learn through play. Can you keep a childlike sense of playfulness and fun while you learn?
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What - HabitsConfidencePursue meaning and purposeDo you want to make an impact in the world? Change things for the better? Do some good? Have some deeper meaning in your life?
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What - HabitsSelf-DirectedAsk questionsA self-directed learner is someone who asks questions and digs deeper. Questioning engages your brain and makes you more attentive and connected to whatever you are learning about.
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What - HabitsSelf-DirectedFollows your curiosity, passions, and interestsA self-directed learner has developed the habits of listening to their own curiousity and interests and being able to find interesting things and interesting questions wherever they look.
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What - HabitsSelf-DirectedSituational LearnerCan you put yourself in the best position for learning? Can you adjust your setting when necessary? Do you consider the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of each Learning Opportunity so that you are in a better position for succeeeding?
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What - HabitsSelf-DirectedAccept Responsibility for your own learningDo you find a way to blame everyone and everything else or do you accept that you are the one in charge of your own learning?
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What - HabitsSelf-DirectedReflect on Mistakes and GrowMistakes happen and are expected. Are you able to embrace your mistakes as opportunities for growth and improvement or do mistakes send into a negative spiral?
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What - HabitsSelf-DirectedTake InitiativeAre you willing to stand up and speak for yourself? Can you lead when necessary? Can you be an advocate for yourself?
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What - HabitsSelf-DirectedUnderstand the mind and learningThe human mind isn't always logical and full of common sense. Understanding about cognitive biases, memory, motivation, and learning can help you develop strategies and mindsets that work with the mind instead of against it.
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What - ContentMathQuantity - Arithmetic
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What - ContentMathStructure - Algebra
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What - ContentMathSpace - Geometry
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What - ContentMathChange - Calculus
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What - ContentMathApplied - Statistics
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What - ContentEnglishWriting
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What - ContentEnglishReading
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What - ContentEnglishCreative Writing
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What - ContentEnglishEssay Writing
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What - ContentEnglishLiterature
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What - ContentSocial SciencesHistoryDiscovery, collection, organization, analysis, and presentation of information about the past.
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What - ContentSocial SciencesGeographyStudy of the relationships and impacts between humans, land, habitat, and climate.
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What - ContentSocial SciencesEconomicsStudy of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. It aims to explain how economies work and how economic agents interact.
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What - ContentSocial SciencesGovernmentStudy of systems of managing societies includes Government, Political Science, Law, Civics, Criminology, Social Work, Education.
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What - ContentSocial SciencesHuman SciencesStudy of human beings and human behavior includes Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Cultural Studies.
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What - ContentSciencePhysics
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What - ContentScienceChemistry
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What - ContentScienceEarth Science
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What - ContentScienceEcology
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What - ContentScienceOceanography
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What - ContentScienceGeology
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What - ContentScienceMeteorology
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What - ContentScienceSpace Science
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What - ContentScienceBiology
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What - ContentScienceZoology
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What - ContentScienceHuman Biology
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What - ContentScienceBotany
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What - ContentScienceEcology
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What - ContentWorld LanguagesKorean
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What - ContentWorld LanguagesJapanese
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What - ContentWorld LanguagesMandarin
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What - ContentWorld LanguagesFrench
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What - ContentWorld LanguagesGerman
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What - ContentWorld LanguagesSpanish
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What - ContentComputer ScienceProgramming
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What - ContentComputer ScienceNetworking
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What - ContentComputer ScienceHardware
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What - ContentComputer ScienceRobotics
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What - ContentCreative ArtsPerforming Arts
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What - ContentCreative ArtsMusic
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What - ContentCreative ArtsFine Arts
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What - ContentCreative ArtsGraphic Arts
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What - Content
Health and Physical Fitness
PE
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What - Content
Health and Physical Fitness
Health
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What - Content
Health and Physical Fitness
First Aid and CPR
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What - ContentBusinessManagement
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What - ContentBusinessMarketing
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What - ContentBusinessFinance
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How - Do SomethingPerform publiclyActing, speech, dancing, music, sports, debate and anything else where you need to be in front of a crowd
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How - Do SomethingDirect a performanceInstead of being in front of the crowd, can you be responsible behind the scenes for a play, choir, dance, sports or another kind of public performance
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How - Do SomethingManage an eventDances, fashion shows, fundraisers, tournaments, art shows, music performances require someone to organize, schedule, budget, and staff
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How - Do SomethingDeliver a presentationCan you stand on stage in front of a crowd and deliver a presentation?
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How - Do SomethingTeachTeaching is actually one of the best ways of learning something. Teaching requires you to not only know your material but be able to understand what it is like to be a student who doesn't understand.
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How - Do SomethingLearn experientiallyLearn by doing. Projects, internships, volunteering, service work, job shadows. Get out of the school and into the 'real world'.
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How - Do SomethingGive back to your communityDo a service project, help out other people, volunteer, raise awareness, raise money. There are a lot of ways to give back to your school, your city, or any of the many communities you are a part of.
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How - Do SomethingJoin a community or networkFind a way to get out and join a group of other people. Maybe it is based on an interest, a future goal, an aspiration. There is probably a community in person or online of like minded people.
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How - Do SomethingLead a committee or projectAre you willing to be the chair of a committee, the leader of a project, the creator of an initiative? Demonstrate your initiative and take charge.
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How - Do SomethingVolunteerThere are a lot of volunteer opportunities in Springfield. Find one that will allow you to give back and help out.
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How - Do SomethingGet a jobNot only can you get paid but jobs give you a chance to develop skills, demonstrate your strengths, gain experience, and meet people.
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How - Do SomethingRaise money for a causePretty much every charity, social organization, political cause, and movement needs money. You can contribute to their success by raising money and awareness.
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How - Do SomethingSell somethingStart a business, make a product, offer a service, run a garage sale, put on a show.
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How - Create Something
Create a physical productMake something that exists in the real world.
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How - Create Something
Create a digital productMake something that only exists in the virtual world (website, program, app, graphics, social media)
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How - Create Something
Write creativelyfiction, creative non fiction, memoir, poetry, lyrics, plays, sketch, screenplay, comic book, graphic novel
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How - Create Something
Write analyticallyEssay, journalism, editorial, critique, review, analysis
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How - Create Something
Produce a video productFilm, documentary, vlog, animation, explainer video, interview
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How - Create Something
Produce an audio productpodcast, music, sound design, soundtrack, radio documentary, voice over narration
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How - Create Something
Create artVisual art, performance art, sculpture, pottery, photography, interactive art, art installation
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How - Create Something
Create a graphic or illustrationartwork that supports a non-artistic intention (advertising, branding, infographic, character design)
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How - Create Something
Choreograph a dance
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How - Create Something
Start a business or organization
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