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Sophocles

HARDSHIP: “There is no success without hardship.”

Albert Einstein

OBEDIENCE: “Never do anything against conscience, even if the state demands it.”

Dr. Seuss

RESPONSIBILITY: “To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”

Helen Keller

COOPERATION: “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.”

Seneca

KINDNESS: “Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness.”

Self Awareness

The ability to accurately recognize one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior. The ability to accurately assess one’s strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a “growth mindset”. (From CASEL’s Five Core Competencies)

Sophocles

HARDSHIP: “There is no success without hardship.”

Henry Ford

FAILURE: “Failure is an opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”

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Harriet Tubman

DREAMS: “Every great dream begins with a dreamer.”

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Albert Einstein

IMAGINATION: “The person with dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.”

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Susan B. Anthony

FREEDOM: “Independence is happiness.”

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Diogenes

HAPPINESS: “He has the most who is content with the least.”

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Booker T. Washington

CHARACTER: “Character, not circumstance, makes a man.”

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Maya Angelou

SUCESS: “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.”

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Self-Management

The ability to successfully regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in different situations — effectively managing stress, controlling impulses, and motivating oneself. The ability to set and work toward personal and academic goals. (From CASEL’s Five Core Competencies)

Albert Einstein

OBEDIENCE: “Never do anything against conscience, even if the state demands it.”

Dr. Seuss

AMBITION: “Oh the things you can find if you don’t stay behind.”

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George Washington

CHARACTER: “It is better to be alone than in bad company.”

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Lao Tzu

ANGER: “The best fighter is never angry.”

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Winston Churchill

PERSEVERANCE: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

SELF-DEVELOPMENT: “Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.”

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Franz Kafka

ISOLATION: “Isolation is a way to know ourselves.”

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Epictetus

STRESS MANAGEMENT: “It’s not what happens to you but how you react to it that matters.”

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Social Awareness

The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The ability to understand social and ethical norms for behavior and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports. (From CASEL’s Five Core Competencies)

Dr. Seuss

RESPONSIBILITY: “To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”

John Adams

POWER: “Power must never be trusted without a check.”

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Lao Tzu

LEADERSHIP: “To lead the people, walk behind them.”

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Audre Lord

SELF-EXPRESSION: “Your silence will not protect you.”

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Erik Erikson

INTERDEPENDENCE: “Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.”

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Mahatma Gandhi

SACRIFICE: “The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

RESPECT: “The secret to education lies in respecting the student.”

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Theodore Roethke

RESPECT: “In a dark time, the eye begins to see.”

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Relationship Skills

The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. The ability to communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek and offer help when needed. (From CASEL’s Five Core Competencies)

Helen Keller

COOPERATION: “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.”

Chief Joseph

COMMUNICATION: “It does not require many words to speak the truth.”

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Dr. Seuss

RISK-TAKING: “So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact. And remember that life is a great balancing act.”

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Confucius

SELF-EXPRESSION: “Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”

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Michael Jordan

TEAMWORK: “Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”

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Martin Luther

RESPONSIBILITY: “You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.”

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

HONESTY: “Truth is the only safe ground to stand on.”

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Confucius

RESPECT: “Respect yourself, and others will respect you.”

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Responsible Decision Making

The ability to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety concerns, and social norms. The realistic evaluation of consequences of various actions, and a consideration of the well-being of oneself and others. (From CASEL’s Five Core Competencies)

Seneca

KINDNESS: “Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

CONFLICT: “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”

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Henry David Thoreau

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: “Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty.”

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Margaret Mead

CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

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Hippocrates

PROBLEM SOLVING: “To do nothing is also a good remedy.”

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Socrates

HUMILITY: “The only thing that I know is that I know nothing.”

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Lao Tzu

GOAL-SETTING: “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”

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Mahatma Gandhi

FORGIVENESS: “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.”

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