Life Skills: Personal

Mrs. Mandy Bowker

Every person wishes he or she had better control over time, relationships, habits, and other everyday skills that increase emotional intelligence, perhaps the best indicator for future success. This class emphasizes defining personal values, embracing your uniquely created personality, developing lifelong habits around time management and goal setting, and strengthening interpersonal relationships to name a few. This class is recommended for all EMERGE students and will cover the topics listed below as well as some additional important and fun life skills.

  • Time Management – make the most of your days by learning to set priorities, estimate time, and hold yourself accountable

  • Avoiding Violence – understand how to avoid situations that would require violence and know what to do if a dangerous situation occurs unexpectedly

  • Social Skills – phone etiquette, small talk, and formal settings

  • Online Safety – in an increasingly digital world, teens must be prepared to share and connect, but also stay safe online

  • Speed Reading – study more efficiently, enjoy more books for pleasure, and increase test scores

  • Wilderness Survival – taught by Gallatin Valley Search and Rescue staff, this is a must for Montana teens to survive desperate situations

  • Communication Strategies – understand how you are wired and learn to read the people around you to encourage effective relationships

 

Required Materials

  • Getting Things Done for Teens by David Allen, starting at $8.98 used on Amazon (https://amzn.to/2V7Ayg1)

  • CliftonStrengths for Students: Your Strengths Journey Begins Here by Gallop, $16.29 new on Amazon, new copy only – includes a one-time use code for taking the Strengths Finder assessment (https://amzn.to/3b6AYsl)

  • The Peacemaker: Student Edition by Ken Sande & Kevin Johnson (used copy is fine) $9.99 on Amazon

  • A Teen’s Guide to the 5 Love Languages: How to Understand Yourself and Improve All Your Relationships by Gary Chapman, $12.59 on Amazon new, $12.49 used. (https://amzn.to/2V7iZwx)

Course Materials Fee:

  • $10 for supplies and guest speakers

EMERGE earns an Amazon commission for books purchased through the provided links.

These commissions are used to fund student activities.

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