Self-Reflection

Tools
ISM students and parents have access to Naviance: Family Connection not only for college exploration, but also for self reflection and personal exploration. Parents can access a video tutorial here.
Personality Type: Do What You Are
Provides feedback for students about their personality (Myers Briggs), strengths, blindspots, career satisfaction feedback, learning styles, and access to career information and application fields/majors of study.
 
Learning Style Inventory
An interpretive report that helps students understand the Learning Style model and explains the different preferences in a student’s profile.


StrengthsExplorer
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StrengthsExplorer powered by Gallup, will help students uncover talents and reveal potential strengths.
 
Roadtrip Nation
Over 3,000 videos of young people interviewing leaders who have built their lives around their interests.
 
Cluster Finder
Helps students learn what career clusters may be a good match based on activities that interest them and subjects they’ve enjoyed in school.
 
 
In addition to these tools, students take the VIA Inventory of Strengths which helps to identify Signature Strengths students can use to flourish. These are also great for students to reflect upon when writing their college application essay. Students can further explore strengths and what they mean here.
Sample Career Cluster Finder Report
Self-Analysis
 

The most important choice to make about post-secondary education, obviously is in what country students will study. This is a decision that students and parents will make. Parents have the greatest influence on college decisions and students should communicate with them as frequently as possible concerning their educational goals. If students attend college/university in the US, the decision as to a specific major can be postponed for one to two years as general education, graduation requirements are completed. However, many national systems require the student to declare a major immediately and the student is locked into that area of study from day one. Regardless of the country, there are some important questions students should answer:

 
    • What do you want in an education?
    • What do you want in a college/university?
    • What have you most liked in high school?
    • Which subjects have you enjoyed the most? The least?
    • What is important to you? What do you care most about?
    • What concerns occupy most of your energy, effort, and thoughts?
    • What do you want to accomplish in the next 5 years? In the next 10 years?
    • What kind of person would you like to become?
    • What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?
    • What would you most like to develop about yourself?
    • What would you most like to change about yourself?
    • If you had a year to go anywhere and do whatever you wanted, how would you spend that year?
    • What are your specific academic interests? 
    • How do you learn best? Do you like to be involved in class (discussion, questioning, exchanging ideas) or do you prefer listening and taking notes?
    • What activities do you enjoy most when not buried by homework?
    • What do you do for relaxation?
    • What allows you to flourish?
    • What do your parents expect of you? What do you expect of yourself?
    • Do you have any contemporary or historic heroes or heroines? Who? Why?