The Walden School elementary and middle school utilizes the Lifelong Guidelines and Lifeskills to foster students in building character and confidence. Students at The Walden School enjoy the positive approach Lifeskills offers, and they embrace the philosophical foundation as guidelines for themselves in class and in life. Throughout the year students engage in activities that promote their understanding of each lifeskill, and students celebrate their own as well as their peers demonstration of the Lifeskills.
To read our school counselor, Lauren Conway's blog on Lifeskills, click here.
Common Sense: To use good judgment
Cooperation: To work together toward a common goal or purpose
Courage: To act according to one’s beliefs despite fear of adverse consequences
Creativity: To imagine ways to solve a problem or produce a product
Curiosity: A desire to investigate and seek understanding of one’s world.
Effort: To do your best
Flexibility: To be willing to alter plans when necessary
Friendship: To make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring
Initiative: To do something, of one’s own free will, because it needs to be done
Integrity: To act according to a sense of what’s right and wrong
Organization: To plan, arrange and implement in an orderly way
Patience: To wait calmly for someone or something
Perseverance: To keep at it
Pride: Satisfaction from doing one’s personal best
Problem Solving: To create solutions to difficult situations and everyday problems
Resourcefulness: To respond to challenges and opportunities in creative ways
Responsibility: To respond when appropriate and be accountable for one’s actions
Sense of Humor: To laugh and be playful without hurting others