Lesson Plan

Goal Setting and Decision-Making

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Making goals is easy, but how do you achieve them? Guide young decision makers into reaching setting and reaching their goals with a step-by-step guide. After answering questions about what they'd wish for or accomplish, learners write out the steps they'll need to reach each desired goal.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Apply the lesson to a unit on career goals, academic goals, or personal goals
  • Use at the beginning of the year to celebrate and plan New Year's Resolutions
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource is designed for high schoolers, but would be more appropriate for upper elementary or middle school learners
  • Consider adding more focused questions for pupils to focus their writing
  • Versatile for use with multiple units about goal setting
  • Provides worksheets for each of the steps
  • Differentiates between short-term, intermediate, and long-term goals
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