Life Skills

The Life Skills Module contains three courses: one for educators, one for coaches and one for students. Each course includes a 15 minute instructional video, comprehensive lesson plans, and a 10-question quiz. Upon successful completion of the quiz, participants will receive a certificate earning one professional development hour, endorsed by Sterling College. The accompanying lesson plans can be utilized during homeroom, activity periods, or team meetings. Course lessons vary in length, providing the administrator the autonomy to lengthen or shorten as needed.

Life Skills 101: Influencing Student Success
Course Description:  The average high school student spends more time each day with teachers than with their own parents. However, many schools struggle to make room in the curriculum to teach students necessary life skills. Furthermore, few resources exist to help teachers integrate life skills lessons into everyday teaching. Through this course, educators can go back to basics with step-by-step guidance to incorporate communication and time management skills into everyday teaching strategies. In short, this course enables teachers to double their educational impact through thoughtful implementation of life skills exercises.

Life Skills 102: The Role Coaches Play in Student Success
Course Description:  It’s no secret – involvement in athletics helps students develop life skills from teamwork to problem-solving to social aptitude. So much of life skill maturation depends on a coach’s ability to create an atmosphere that fosters positive relationships and student growth. Through this course, coaches learn how to best assist students in the development of life skills through positive coaching and the cultivation of relationships that go beyond the sport. Coaches will learn to leave a legacy that not only produces excellent athletes, but successful human beings.

Life Skills 103: Skills for Student Success
Course Description:  In order to succeed, students need two types of skills: practical skills – basic reading, writing, and arithmetic – and life skills. Teaching certain life skills will help students will become citizens and more active classroom participants. Through this course, teachers can give students basic information about effective communication, time management and the abilities required to succeed in post-graduate life.