Core Competency Activity Nov. 2020


  1. During Quarter 1, what went well for you? Explain.
    • In English I wrote a short story that I was relatively proud of 
    • I had the opportunity to reconnect with everyone in my TALONS class after the break 
    • I had a more concentrated workload (only three subjects total)


2. During Quarter 1, what did you find challenging or disappointing or stressfulExplain.

    • Having to adapt to a new environment was—and still is, challenging 
    • I haven’t been able to build relationships with all the new grade 9 TALONS students 
    • I was disappointed in my final grade for one of my classes 
    • Sanitising all desks, chairs, and equipment—while necessary—is a plaguey task  
    • This assignment 



3. Think of ONE thing you really want to improve in Quarter 2 (and Q 3&4). Examplesschool subject, sport, time spent on homework/studying, playing a musical instrument, leadership skills, a language, photography, a relationshipgeneral fitness.

    • Because I have both science and maths this quarter, I would like to improve my time management skills in order to stay on top of my workload.  



4. What are two specific actions that you can start doing every day to get closer to your goalHow long will you spend on this action each day? What part of the day?  

    1. Set reminders for myself (calendars, sticky notes, etc.) 
    2. Give myself a mental timeline of how long I want to spend on each assignment



5. If you experience challenges, what might you do to work through them? 

    • Write it out. Get my thoughts out so that I can break everything down into more manageable pieces 
    • Take a break. If I can’t figure something out, I’ll leave it alone for a day and see if it’s more approachable another time 



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