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Overview of MegaSkills

Don Callejon celebrates the "MegaSkills" defined by Dorothy Rich's popular book of the same name.  

"MegaSkills are inner engines of learning, the very basic attitudes and behaviors that determine a child's achievement in school and in life."

List of MegaSkills

  • Confidence: feeling able to do something
  • Motivation: wanting to do something
  • Responsibility: doing what's right
  • Effort: being willing to work hard
  • Initiative: moving into action
  • Perseverance: completing what you start
  • Caring: showing concern for others
  • Teamwork: working with others
  • Common Sense: using good judgment
  • Problem Solving: putting what you know and what you can do into action