This is the ninth step in our Success Profiler’s Personal Skills Map pyramid. Commitment ethic is a deeply held belief that once you have agreed to do something you must do it until it is finished. A strong commitment ethic leads to success. For most educators it is easy to see why commitment is an important skill in the learning process. By definition, a lack of commitment results in broken promises and failure. Of all the skills on our Personal Skills Map pyramid, commitment ethic is the easiest to draw a connection to MTSS.
Multi-Tiered System of Supports or MTSS is a term used to describe an evidence-based model of schooling that uses data-based problem solving to integrate academic and behavioral instruction and intervention (Florida’s MTSS Project). This definition brings together the worlds of academic instruction and behavioral intervention or social/emotional development.
In the world of emotional intelligence, commitment ethic is a fairly sophisticated skill to develop. It draws upon all of the previous skills measured in our Personal Skills Map (Steps 1-8). While all eight of the previous skills are important, the skills of drive strength/motivation and time management are the skills most directly related to commitment ethic.
Commitment, Motivation, and Time Management
What do these three skills have in common? All three skills are dependent upon the presence of a goal.
Without a goal:
- There is no motivation or desire to achieve
- There is no reason to manage one’s time
- There is nothing to commit to
With a goal there is:
- Motivation to achieve the goal
- A reason to manage one’s time to achieve the goal
- A desire to commit oneself to achieve the goal
So, if you want to help your students increase their commitment help them set and achieve their goals.If you are interested in Personal Responsibility–Achieving Academic and Career Goals or the Personal Skills Map and skill intervention system you can select the button below to download our social/emotional brochure.