Core competencies: learning to learn

CBC core competencies_ learning to learn

Learning is more than just retaining information; it’s also about awareness. This collection helps you promote self-awareness inside your classroom and beyond. Use these helpful resources to guide you through teaching reflective practices and journaling.

Looking for more CBC resources? These collections include teaching resources for the Competency-Based Curriculum.

The Feeling Alphabet Activity Set


The Feeling Alphabet Activity Set is a digital resource to help students, families, teachers, community members identify their feelings including feelings generated by Covid-19 and recent racial tensions. You may purchase this activity set and print the pages to experience the exercises, drawings and images. The premise of The Feeling Alphabet Activity Set, co-authored by Dr. Ed Wang and Karen Gross, is that it is critically important to be able to name one’s feelings (negative and positive ones alike). If you cannot name feelings, then you cannot tame them. Since feelings lead to thoughts and behaviors, identification of feelings is a first step in managing the difficult times we are in globally with social distancing, protests, masks, school reopenings in a myriad of forms, transitions of a wide-ranging sort and uncertainty. The many activities offered can be done in short increments of time and can be done with others or alone. And, they can be repeated because feelings change, another valuable observation. This activity set can be used by people of all ages and stages; the activities can be ramped up and down. And, they are fun and engaging. It is NOT a work book — with the emphasis on work. Instead, it is about finding a pathway into one’s feelings. It is right priced too so it can be used by many without financial stressors. It is our hope that when you use The Feeling Alphabet Activity Set you will share the results with us, including additional exercises, drawings and new images. We will also create an online forum for sharing and we will post new editions of The Feeling Alphabet Activity Set that include the work of our readers within them.