Thursday, April 28, 2016

WORDS of the week

One of the hats that I wear is TEACHER.

I teach young adults with disabilities from the ages of 18-21. We work a lot on learning the requirements of adulthood. We work A LOT on soft skills.

At some point this year, we got into the habit of having a 'word of the week', which gave us something to work on. I then wrote the previous week's word off to the side and the new word on the board each week. We have a long list now, of our words. Today I was typing them up to keep them safe for another year and it occurred to me, how many of these words do other adults in my life know? Do they display any of these skills or characteristics?

It's a lot to be an adult. But it's not all that hard to be a decent person. At least I don't think that it is. Take a look at this list and see if there are any here that you need to polish up. I see a few for myself. It's a good review, anyway.

Words of the Week

·      Flexibility
·      Acceptance
·      Healthy habits
·      Kindness
·      Self-awareness
·      Respect
·      Honesty
·      Perseverance
·      Self-control
·      Joy
·      Thankfulness
·      Believe
·      Generosity
·      Listen
·      Peace
·      Friendship
·      Energy
·      Considerate
·      Motivation
·      Ready
·      Calm
·      Mature
·      Diligent
·      Cop out/Show up!
·      Communication
·      THINK before you speak

1 comment:

Talent Developer said...

I don't always THINK before I speak. Unfortunately, I'm guilty of it more around the people closest to me. Thanks for the the post and the gentle reminder :)