Key Competency Managing Self

The Thorndon Child
Habits of Mind
Some Actions:
Confident
Resilient
Independent
Enthusiastic
Motivated
Organised
Risk-takers
Happy
Persistent
Considerate
Reliable
Resourceful
Positive
Flexible
Responsible
Self-motivated
Self-managing
Persistence
Managing Impulsivity
Striving for Accuracy
Responding with Wonder and Awe
Taking Responsible Risks
Finding Humour
Open to Continuous Learning
· Planning and Managing Learning Goals
· Taking responsibility for actions, behaviours, possessions.
· Having self-control – taking turns, listening, dealing with emotions.
· Being organised – ready for learning, managing time efficiently.
· Being motivated and interested in learning.
· Making an effort to maintain high standards.
· Having a positive attitude.
· Being resilient.
· Being actively involved in the learning process.
· Undertaking independent inquiry.
· Solving problems
· Taking risks
· Being aware of own roles and responsibilities.
· Coping with challenges
· Taking initiative.
· Questioning and accepting questions effectively.
· Being reliable
· Making informed choices
· Being imaginative.


Key Competency: Relating to Others

The Thorndon Child
Habits of Mind
Some Actions:
Respectful
Co-operative
Caring
Empathetic
Tolerant
Leaders
Confident
Compassionate
Competitive
Listening and understanding with Empathy
Flexibility of Thinking
Thinking Interdependently
Finding Humour
· Is a team player
· Values Others
· Respects People
· Listens to others and shares ideas
· Shows empathy, caring and understanding
· Helps others
· Is willing to be the learner or the teacher
· Acts cooperatively
· Takes turns during conversations
· Share knowledge and expertise
· Is an active listener
· Encourages others and recognises their ideas.
· Is respectful of difference
· Discusses and works through problems with others
· Acts appropriately and shows good manners
· Collaborates effectively in a group.


Key Competency: Participating and Contributing

The Thorndon Child
Habits of Mind
Some Actions:
Respectful
Co-operative
Active
Leaders
Involved
Enthusiastic
Motivated
Empathetic
Competitive
Cheerful
Listening and Understanding with Empathy
Taking Responsible Risks
Responding with Awe and Wonder
Thinking Interdependently
Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
· Contributes to discussion
· Communicates globally through the internet
· Respects the contributions of others
· Considers others thoughts and ideas
· Contributes to class duties
· Invites and supports others to join in
· Includes all groups or class members in activities
· Communicates confidently
· Shares their views
· Listens, shares and discusses their ideas
· Is not afraid to make a mistake
· Is a team player
· Is responsible
· Contributes to the group’s achievement of its goal
· Works cooperatively in a group
· Has confident and clear oral skills
· Relates ideas and information to their own experience
· Reflects on their contribution and participation and makes connections

Key Competency: Thinking

The Thorndon Child
Habits of Mind
Some Actions:
Creative
Confident
Independent
Enthusiastic
Curious
Risk takers
Articulate
Problem solvers
Innovative
Critical
Flexibility of Thinking
Metacognition
Questioning and Problem Solving
Apply Past Knowledge to New Situations
Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
Creating, Imagining, Innovating
Thinking Interdependently
Remaining open to continuous learning
· Reflect and evaluate
· Seek alternative solutions and perspectives
· Take time
· Connect new knowledge to prior knowledge
· Generate many options when making a decision.
· Challenge assumptions
· Question the validity of information
· Look beyond the obvious
· Ask questions

Key Competency: Using Language, Symbols and Text

The Thorndon Child
Habits of Mind
Some Actions:
Articulate
Organised
Numerate
Analytical
Communicative
Listening and Understanding with Empathy
Striving for Accuracy
Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision
Gathering Data through all Senses
· Interpret, understand and use words, numbers, symbols, images, movement and technologies in a range of contexts and learning areas.
· Be able to use ICT tools to access and provide information, communicate with others and create their own content within a range of applications.