Mrs. Umlauf

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Mrs. Umlauf

Welcome to the Life Skills class in the Middle School. Please see some of the helpful links in our folders to learn more about life skills and our classroom. Below are the benefits of learning life skills.

Benefits for the individual

In everyday life, the development of life skills helps students to: 

     
  • Find new ways of thinking and problem solving
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  • Recognize the impact of their actions and teaches them to take responsibility for what they do rather than blame others
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  • Build confidence both in spoken skills and for group collaboration and cooperation
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  • Analyses options, make decisions and understand why they make certain choices outside the classroom
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  • Develop a greater sense of self-awareness and appreciation for others

Benefits for employment

While students work hard to get good grades, many still struggle to gain employment. According to research by the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) in 2011 employers were looking not just for academic success but key employability skills including:

     
  • The ability to self-manage, solve problems and understand the business environment
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  • Working well as part of a team
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  • Time and people management
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  • Agility and adaptability to different roles and flexible working environments
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  • The potential to lead by influence