Managing self

This competency is associated with:

  • Self-motivation,
  • A “can-do” attitude,
  • Students seeing themselves as capable learners.

It is integral to self-assessment. Teachers and parents have a crucial role in helping children set manageable but challenging goals. It involves knowing what the next step in the learning journey will be. Good goal-setting requires careful planning.

Students who manage themselves:

  • Are enterprising, resourceful, reliable, and resilient.
  • Establish personal goals, make plans, manage projects, and set high standards.
  • Have strategies for meeting challenges.
  • Know when to lead, when to follow, and when and how to act independently.

At Otonga we help our children to evaluate their progress in this competency with indicators for: 

  • Time management
  • Task management
  • Goal setting

We believe that learning in this critical life skill should begin as early as possible - and that we are still learning as adults.

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