Life Skills Education


Teaching, modeling, and reinforcing appropriate behavioral expectations have been shown to have a positive effect on student learning and positive character development. 16 distinct Life Skills have been integrated into Phoenix Private K-8’s teaching philosophy to help students form the basis for acceptable academic and social behavior.

The following 16 Life Skills are integrated throughout our school as they serve the basis of our school’s character development program and code of conduct. Life Skill information is posted in the office, in the Multipurpose Room, as well as in every classroom. They guide students toward an understanding of which values and behaviors will enhance their ability to be successful. Teachers provide lessons and learning opportunities on these skills and students self-reflect and evaluate their own performance. We encourage parents to participate in this learning process by reinforcing the Life Skills at home.

Life Skills:

  • Integrity: To act according to what is right and wrong
  • Initiative: To take action when needed
  • Flexibility: To be willing to change plans
  • Perseverance: To keep at it
  • Organization: To work in an orderly way
  • Sense of Humor: To be playful without harming
  • Effort: To do one’s best
  • Common Sense: To think it through
  • Problem Solving: To seek solutions
  • Responsibility: To do what is right
  • Patience: To wait calmly
  • Friendship: To have mutual trust and caring
  • Curiosity: To seek and understand
  • Cooperation: To work together
  • Caring: To show or feel concern
  • Courage: To act according to one’s beliefs
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