Core Competency Questions

  1. During Quarter 1, what went well for you? Examples: being back in the classroom, having only two courses, seeing my friends, keeping up with homework, playing volleyball, improving math, helping plan a virtual assembly, becoming more fit.
In quarter one, I really enjoyed being back in the classroom. It was nice to have a learning group that I could get close with, because it’s hard to hang out with people during COVID. I also really appreciated how my teacher kept the activities fun for us, because I understand that it was very challenging.





  1. During Quarter 1, what did you find challenging or disappointing or stressful? Explain.
I personally found the workload very stressful. We had to learn everything in only a few days, so it was very fast paced. I came from a middle school where I wasn’t very challenged, so it was definitely a big jump.





  1. Think of ONE thing you really want to improve in Quarter 2 (and Q 3&4). Examples: a school subject, a sport, time spent on homework/studying, playing a musical instrument, leadership skills, a language, photography, a relationship, general fitness.
I really would like to work on my work ethic for next quarter, and my procrastination. I think doing so would help me to focus better, and get more work done. I would also do my work more adequately, and then I would get better grades.





  1. What are two specific actions that you can start doing every day to get closer to your goal? How long will you spend on this action each day? What part of the day?
a)       I can try to start my work as soon as I get the chance, so I won’t get distracted by things, and I will hopefully get it done faster. I think I should try and do an hour of solid work a day.



b)      I will try to start playing music to improve my memory, so I can do better on memorization. I can spend 30-60 minutes a day playing piano or guitar, but not too late at night because I will get too tired to do anything.




  1. If you experience challenges, what might you do to work through them? Examples: ask help from a friend or parent; break the task into smaller chunks; “google” how other people may deal with similar problems.
If I come across a challenge, I will most likely ask my parents for help, so they can give me some pointers. If my parents aren’t available, I will ask my classmates or go onto something like khan academy or YouTube to look up a video on what I am confused about.