This month I wanted to share a quick strategy to teach goal setting.
Breaking our goal down into these parts is key to students understanding that a goal is not a wish. We do not wish we could be quiet. We do not wish to have more free time, etc. There needs to be a plan!
Since the whole class is involved in setting our plan, they remind each other specifically what to do. As you can see from our evaluation, we still have a ways to go in meeting our goal, but we ARE making progress. We'll keep focusing on this one class goal until it has been met, then we'll return to our "needs" bubble map and pick our next goal. As my students become better at making a plan for meeting a realistic goal, we then apply this to setting goals for our work and improving as learners. You can grab your free goal setting chart here! (or click on the picture below)
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