Goal Setting - Students 2

Foundational

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Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: Think about a goal you would like to work to achieve. Complete the questions below for that goal.

Specific: the goal should clarify the who, what, when, and where of the goal.

1. What specific goal are you working towards?

Measurable: the tool to help you determine if you met the goal.

2. How will you know when the goal is reached or progress is being made towards it?

Attainable: the skill is something that is doable.

3. Is it in your power to accomplish it?

Relevant: it is a skill or task that is meaningful to me.

4. How is the skill meaningful to me? Why do I want to achieve it?

Time: this is how long it will take me to complete/achieve it.

5. When will the goal be met? What is my deadline?

Student Activity Sheet B

Direction: Think about the script read/played for the class and complete the questions below.

1. Who are the characters in this script?

2. What SMART goal does PJ have?

3. When does PJ hope to have his multiplication facts learned by?

4. How do you think Dr. Sally feels with PJ’s unrealistic goal?

Student Activity Sheet C

Directions: In the scripts below, circle in purple two nouns that name a person and one noun that names a place. Circle in red two verbs.

Remember:

A noun names a person, place, thing, or idea.

A verb names describe an action, a state, or an occurrence.

Example script demonstrating appropriate goal setting:
Dr. Sally: PJ, can you tell me one goal you would like to work towards at school?
PJ: I want to learn how to do multiplication.
Dr. Sally: That’s great! Is this a S.M.A.R.T. goal?
PJ: It is. I will know I have reached my goal when I can pass my multiplication facts 0-10 test in 5 minutes. I really need to know how to do multiplication to help me in school. I hope I can do this before Christmas break.
Dr. Sally: I know if you work hard you will certainly be able to.

Example script demonstrating inappropriate goal setting:
Dr. Sally: PJ, can you tell me one goal you would like to work towards at school?
PJ: I want to do 1,000 multiplication facts in 1 minute.
Dr. Sally: Wow! That’s a lot of facts in a short amount of time.
PJ: I don’t care, that’s what I want.

Student Topic Review

Directions: Fill in the blanks with a word from the word bank.

measurable timely realistic specific achievable

1. SMART goals should be and should clarify the who, what, when, and where of the goal.

2. A SMART goal that is will help you know when the goal is reached or progress is being made towards it.

3. A SMART goal should be and something you can accomplish.

4. A SMART goal should be and reachable.

5. SMART goals that have a stated in them will help you know when the deadline is.