In Personal Development, students participate in lessons, games, and structured activities to enhance interpersonal skills and to apply those skills in a variety of situations and environments. Instruction focuses on four main areas.
Peer Relations Skills include conversation, participating with peers, communication and social language, body language and nonverbal communication, relationships (types, roles, dynamics), and cooperation.
Self-Management Skills include emotional awareness and recognition, coping strategies, personal boundaries, anger and stress management, compromise and negotiation, and development of leisure skills and interests.
Work Performance Behaviors include following directions, sharing belongings, use of free time, and following a schedule.
Assertion Skills include recognizing personal needs and strengths, asking for assistance, social initiative, appropriate refusal skills, and leadership opportunities.