I Personal Characteristics for Success

TEA Units of Study: TEKS "Knowledge and skills" subsections covered:

A. Decision-making process 1. Ways to make decisions 2. Wants and needs 3. Values – influences on 4. Priorities

  • (1) The student demonstrates personal characteristics for success in high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand careers.
    • (A) explain and practice responsible decision making consistent with personal needs, wants, values, and priorities

B. Characteristics of maturity

  • (1) The student demonstrates personal characteristics for success in high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand careers.
    • (A) explain and practice responsible decision making consistent with personal needs, wants, values, and priorities

C. Long-term and short-term goals

  • (1) The student demonstrates personal characteristics for success in high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand careers.
    • (B) establish measurable short-and long-term goals for personal and professional life

D. Management 1. Management process and techniques 2. Personal energy techniques

  • (1) The student demonstrates personal characteristics for success in high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand careers.
    • (C) describe personal management skills needed for productivity such as time and energy
    • (D) practice ethical and appropriate methods of conflict resolution

E. Types of conflict and negotiation 1. Family, peers, coworkers, authority figures 2. Negative and positive methods of conflict resolution 3. Negotiation techniques

  • (1) The student demonstrates personal characteristics for success in high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand careers.
    • (K) demonstrate effective communication skills

F. Effects of wellness 1. Health risk resources 2. Substance abuse

  • (1) The student demonstrates personal characteristics for success in high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand careers.
    • (F) assess the relationship of wellness to achievement
    • (G) determine personal and occupational implications of substance abuse

G. Grooming habits and effects 1. How grooming affects appearance in personal and professional life 2. Appropriate appearance for different occasions

  • (1) The student demonstrates personal characteristics for success in high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand careers.
    • (E) analyze the significance of grooming and appearance in personal and professional settings

H. Factors that affect clothing choices 1. Wardrobe planning 2. Judging and recognizing quality clothing 3. Clothing care 4. Budgeting for apparel 5. Clothing repair and maintenance 6. Principles and elements of design 7. Fashion terms

  • (1) The student demonstrates personal characteristics for
    success in high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand careers.
    • (I) apply clothing selection, maintenance, and repair skills to enhance career opportunities

I. Introduction to Career and Technical Student Organizations 1. Opportunities for leadership 2. Qualities of leaders 3. Types of leaders 4. Qualities of members 5. Importance of teamwork

  • (1) The student demonstrates personal characteristics for
    success in high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand careers.
    • (J) practice leadership skills
    • (K) demonstrate effective communication skills

J. Researching jobs of personal interest 1. Requirements 2. Resumes/ job applications 3. Interviewing and follow up 4. Entrepreneurial opportunities

  • (2) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career effectiveness in consumer services.
    • (F) identify employment and entrepreneurial opportunities and preparation requirements in the areas of personal interest
  • (3) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career effectiveness in counseling and mental health services.
    • (H) identify employment and entrepreneurial opportunities and preparation requirements in the areas of personal interest
  • (4) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career effectiveness in early childhood development and services.
    • (F) identify employment and entrepreneurial opportunities and preparation requirements in the areas of personal interests
  • (5) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career effectiveness in family and community services.
    • (I) identify employment and entrepreneurial opportunities and preparation requirements in the areas of personal interests
  • (6) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career effectiveness in personal care services.
    • (F) identify employment and entrepreneurial opportunities and preparation requirements in the areas of personal interests

Resources:

  • Personal and Family Development Curriculum Caddy, CEV Multimedia, Ltd., 2004
  • Skills for Personal and Family Living, Goodheart-Willcox Company, 2004
  • Parnell Frances Baynor. (2001). Skills for Personal and Family Living. Tinley Park: The Goodheart-Willcox Publishing Company.
  • Sasse Connie. (2004). Families Today. (4th ed.). New York: McGraw Hill Glencoe.
  • Today’s Teen, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Division, 2004
  • 4-H http://www.4-h.org
  • Congressional Youth Leadership Council http://www.cylc.org
  • Family, Career and Community Leaders of America http://www.fcclainc.org
  • National Youth Leadership Council http://www.nylc.org

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