Life skills project

The 30-day challenge 

In the English class students have been working on a life skills project for about a month which has clearly improved their oral communication skills. 

According to psychologists 30 days is about the time it takes to really develop a new habit because that’s how long it takes for our brains to shift to a new direction.It’s a great way to try new things, keep life variety high and undertake new challenges without putting too much pressure on yourself.

So my students have chosen a challenge that requires effort: taking up a new hobby  or giving up a bad habit. First, they have presented the project one by one in front of the class, giving their personal reasons for doing it, but also setting realistic goals. 

Then, after a month they have given their feedback in class about the process, their achievements and failures. Here are some examples:

My idea: Positivity challenge:

Every day before going to bed, I’ll write down something that made me smile during the day.

Reasons for doing the challenge: 

I feel like in general when I have a difficult day I tend to forget about what made me happy during the day and end up going to bed in a bad mood. Remembering something that made me smile will let me sleep more peacefully and I’ll probably wake up with a positive attitude. 

Also, I think it’s a great idea because it doesn’t take up a lot of time but, I’m hoping it’ll make a difference.

Details of what you plan to do:

I started on Monday, which was the 21st. I left two cups next to my bed, one cup contains 30 pieces of paper and a pen and the other one is empty and waiting to be filled up with positivity.

Your expectations about it:

I’m hoping it’ll make me realize the positive things I live on a daily basis and I’d just like to be more positive in general.

I’d also like to read all the papers at the end of the 30 days and see how I feel about them.

María Benítez: 1BBA

For my 30-day challenge project, I will try out something new for me and have a go at a daily typing class.

  • Computer writing is one of the basic skills of the 21st century. We are in a totally technological age, so I think it will be very useful to take a course on it. If I succeed in it, using this tool, which will undoubtedly be present in our future jobs, will be much faster and easier.
  • I will be using the DashBoard web at for this class. It offers plenty of different activities that progressively increase in their difficulty, such as explainer videos, timed exercises of specific letters to do without looking, games and exercises to recognize each key.
  • I feel pretty confident about it and excited too, even if I feel like the only problem that I could be faced with is finding time to do it, but I will make an effort to succeed and hopefully it will work out.

Agnès Lara 1ºBB A

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