Behaviors that Support Learning for Grades 1-5


Listens with understanding and empathy: Pay attention to and do not dismiss another person's thoughts, feelings and ideas; Appreciate and value differences and diversity in others. 

Expresses kindness and respect for themselves and others:

Seek to put myself in the other person's shoes; Hold thoughts at a distance in order to respect another person's point of view and feelings. Use problem solving strategies to appropriately resolve conflicts with peers.

Applies past knowledge to new situations: Use what is learned; Consider prior knowledge and experience; Apply knowledge beyond the situation in which it was learned. 

Thinks and communicates with clarity and precision: Strive to be clear and accurate when speaking and writing.

Thinks flexibly: Consider feedback and constructive criticism. Able to change perspective; Consider the input of others; Generate alternatives; Weigh options. 

Persists: Sticking to task at hand; Follow through to completion; Attend with focus and stamina.

Strives for accuracy: Check for errors; Nurture a desire for learning, fidelity & craftsmanship. 

Takes risks and learns from mistakes: Willing to try something new and different; Consider doing things even though new to me; Face fear of making mistakes or of coming up short by learning from those mistakes. 

Self-regulates: Take time to consider options; Think before speaking or acting; Remain calm when stressed or challenged; Thoughtful and considerate of others; manage impulsivity; use self-control to recognize and regulate thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in order to be successful.

Collaborates through conversations in small and large groups: A contributing member of the classroom and school community; work productively and collaboratively with others; clearly express ideas and build on the ideas of others

Manages time, space and materials: Independently monitor time within established expectations; maintain organization of work space, materials and tools; recognize appropriate personal space.

Self-advocates: Ask questions for clarity; Take initiative; Stand up for my ideas without hurting or negating others; Seek help.

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