Lifeskills are the behavior traits we are encouraging students to develop at Nixon School. They are based on respect for self and others.  Lifeskills are taught by defining, modeling and acknowledging others’ use of them on a daily basis.  All students are expected to develop and practice good citizenship through the use of the Lifeskills described below.

Active Listening: To listen with the intention of understanding

Caring: To feel concern for others

Common sense: To use good judgment

Cooperation: To work together toward a common goal (purpose)

Courage: To act according to one’s beliefs despite fear

Curiosity: A desire to investigate and seek understanding of the world

Effort: To try your hardest

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 because it needs to be done

Integrity: To act according to a sense of what’s right and wrong

No put downs: To never use words or actions to dishonor others

Organized: To plan, arrange and implement in an orderly way

Patience: To wait calmly for someone or something

Perseverance: To continue in spite of difficulties

Personal Best: To do one’s best given the circumstances

Pride: Satisfaction from doing your personal best

Problem Solving: To seek solutions in difficult situations

Resourcefulness: To respond to challenges and opportunities in innovative and creative ways

Responsibility: To be accountable for your actions

Sense of Humor: To laugh and be playful without hurting others

Trustworthiness: To act in a manner to make one worthy of trust

Truthfulness: To be honest about things and feelings with oneself and others