What is Self-Management?Self Management

The ability to manage one's emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations and to achieve goals and aspirations.  Self-Management will support your students impulse control, self discipline, self motivation, goal setting, and organizational skills.

AP Scholars

How will this help our students? 

  • Impulse control 

  • Stress management 

  • Self discipline

  • Self motivation

  • Goal setting

  • Organizational skills

What Strategies can be used at home to help with Self-Management? 

Breathing Exercises

Try Box Breathing :

  • Inhale for 4 seconds,

  • Hold for 4 seconds

  • Exhale for 4 seconds

  • Hold for 4 seconds, repeat.

Predictability: Routines, Structures, and Procedures

Set schedules for before school/after school responsibilities and bedtime routines. If possible; try to have family meals together to ensure a healthy diet and routine.

Tone of Voice

Speak calmly and respectfully. Try to avoid a power struggle with your student.


Body Mapping: Take 5 minutes with your student to address any stress they are feeling, and where their stress is being held in relation to their body.

Brain Breaks

Build in time in the afternoon to have your student decompress. Help your student with time management skills, and keeping them on task.

Resources to Download

Self-Management at Home

Self Management at Home

Self-Management at School

Self Management at School

Self-Management on the Bus

Self Management on the Bus


How are Beloit Turner students feeling about Self-Management skills? 

Students in grades 2-12 take a Life Readiness self-reflection survey 3 times per year. The survey is meant as a reflection for students to think about what is easy and what is difficult for them. This survey does not identify whether or not they can use these skills, but rather how difficult it is for them to use them. 

Most Difficult
     Most Easy


The School District of Beloit Turner has developed these resources, strategies, and data processes from years of learning and researching the best practices around College, Career, and Life Readiness. The following resources were studied as a part of developing the above. 

Redefining Ready! - National College and Career Readiness Indicators
WCSD Social and Emotional Competency Assessment
Social Emotional Learning and the Brain 


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