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Supporting Students for Success

At Global Village Middle School, we cultivate the following attitudes in our students.

  • Belief in the development of the whole self, including a healthy balance of mental, social/emotional, and physical well-being
  • Self-confidence in one’s ability to succeed
  • Sense of belonging in the school
  • Understanding that post-secondary education and life-long learning are necessary for long-term career success
  • Belief in using their abilities to their fullest to achieve high academic achievement and outcomes
  • Positive attitude toward work and learning

The following articulate the learning strategies, self-management skills, and social skills that must be cultivated and demonstrated/used by middle school students in order to be successful.

Learning Strategies

Self-Management Skills

Social Skills

Demonstrate critical-thinking skills to make informed decisions

Demonstrate ability to assume responsibility

Use effective oral and written communication skills and listening skills

Demonstrate creativity

Demonstrate self-discipline and self-control

Create positive and supportive relationships with other students

Use time-management, organizational and study skills

Demonstrate ability to work independently

Create relationships with adults that support success

Apply self-motivation and self-direction to learning

Demonstrate ability to delay immediate gratification for long-term rewards

Demonstrate empathy

Apply media and technology skills

Demonstrate perseverance to achieve long- and short-term goals

Demonstrate ethical decision-making and social responsibility

Set high standards of quality

Demonstrate ability to overcome barriers to learning

Use effective collaboration and cooperation skills

Identify long- and short-term academic, career and social/ emotional goals

Demonstrate effective coping skills when faced with a problem

Use leadership and teamwork skills to work effectively in diverse teams

Actively engage in challenging coursework

Demonstrate the ability to balance school, home and community activities

Demonstrate advocacy skills and ability to assert self, when necessary

Gather evidence and consider multiple perspectives to make informed decisions

Demonstrate personal safety skills

Demonstrate social maturity and behaviors appropriate to the situation and environment

Participate in enrichment and extracurricular activities

Demonstrate ability to manage transitions and ability to adapt to changing situations and responsibilities