Setting Goals

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They say it's not really a goal unless you write it down, so get writing! Freshman scholars discover the importance of goal setting and self-regulation using a thought-provoking lesson. The teacher's guide includes an array of printables to help pupils create a portfolio of short- and long-term goals.

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Instructional Ideas

  • The lesson is the perfect addition to a ninth grade career readiness class
  • Have pupils create and decorate a small binder to devote to their work 
Classroom Considerations

  • Coordinate in advance with your school's ninth grade counselor to include them in some of the activities
Pros

  • Focuses on setting goals using the SMART method, which is very effective and easy to use
  • Content encourages freshmen to see beyond the current year and uses great examples
Cons

  • None