Goals come in many forms, they may be purely academic or social, or goals may even have to do with character building. All students need to be explicitly taught how to choose, set, and reflect on goals. It is not an instinctive skill, even for most adults. By setting goals, measuring and celebrating their achievements, students are able to see what they have done and what they are capable of. Seeing their results gives the confidence and assurance that they need to believe they can achieve higher goals. When students understand that their intelligence is not limited, goal setting is the pathway to their success.
This month, in writing we are focusing on setting goals and drafting plans for achieving them. We can’t wait to share all we accomplish.