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Accountability

ACCOUNTABILITY

Accountability is “taking ownership of my thoughts, words, and actions.” This trait is essential for becoming a healthy, happy, and productive person…and it is the basis for a free and civil society where each person does what he or she is expected to do.

Accountability begins with “little things” like taking care of your belongings, working with a good attitude, resolving conflicts peacefully, and owning up to mistakes. Taking accountability in these “little things” prepares students for greater opportunities in the future!

I WILL:

  1.      Know what’s expected.
  2.      Keep my commitments.
  3.      Do my best.
  4.      Not make excuses.
  5.      Correct my mistakes.

DISCUSSION STARTERS:

  •      It’s easy to take accountability or ownership when things go well. Why is it hard to take accountability when things don’t go well?
  •      What is the opposite of accountability? (unreliability, blaming others, making excuses)
  •      Who do you trust more—someone who owns up to mistakes or someone who covers them up? Why?
  •      How do you think accountability can help you in school? At home?