Self-Management is the ability to effectively manage your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in different situations.

This includes managing stress, delaying gratification, motivating yourself, and setting and working toward personal and academic goals. Students with strong self-management skills arrive to class prepared, pay attention, follow directions, allow others to speak without interruption, and work independently with focus. For a more detailed description of this competency, click here.

Transforming Education has developed a toolkit to help educators learn more about self-management. The toolkit includes a more detailed explanation of self-management, video clips summarizing the supporting research and capturing students’ own experiences related to self-management, as well as a variety of strategies that teachers can use to help students develop self-management skills. To download the Self Management Toolkit, click here.

“We must resist thinking in siloed terms when it comes to social-emotional learning (SEL), academics, and equity. Rather, these elements of our work as educators and partners go hand in hand.”

TransformEd & ANet