Resources & Tools

Looking for resources to develop the skills and habits that support students in their learning across all subject areas?  The mastery of non-cognitive student agency skills and habits has been noted as essential for students’ long-term academic and career achievement, and they can provide a means for closing the achievement gap. The resources in this database span a range of strategies and systems that help students develop these skills. Searches can be filtered according to skill area, area of impact, and type of resource.

academic strategies



Student uses learning strategies and resources to follow directions and show quality work.

Student organizes, plans, studies, and completes homework to present best effort.

Student knows strengths and needs and takes action to become a better learner.

Student communicates learning needs, takes responsibility and demonstrates persistence to achieve goals.

Student applies social-emotional awareness & social skills to work well with others.

Skill Areas
Areas of Impact

Student-Led Conference Goal-Setting

This document is the centerpiece of student reflection before and during Student-Led Conferences.

Self Awareness & Growth Mindset, Self-Advocacy, Collaboration & Community Skills

Binder Checklist

This Binder Checklist clearly explains to students the criteria for what makes a well-organized binder.

Academic habits

Homework Planner Checklist

This Homework Planner Checklist identifies the specific strategies students should use to keep their homework planners organized.

academic habits, Self Awareness & Growth Mindset

Daily/Weekly Self-Assessment Tool

This daily self-assessment tool helps build students’ self-awareness and a growth mindset and can be adapted to any subject area.

academic strategies, Self Awareness & Growth Mindset

Group Collaboration Role Cards

These cards describing clearly defined group roles foster students’ collaboration and community skills.  

Collaboration & Community Skills, Classroom