Like thousands of others, I’m a member of the Elementary School Counselor Exchange on Facebook. I often see posts on there surrounding the topic of goals, student learning objectives, etc. It was something several of my colleagues in my district struggled with too. With our jobs often on the chopping block (or at least our ability to do our jobs), using strong data is only becoming more important.
I was asked to give a presentation to other counselors in my district on SMART goals and thought I’d share some of the slides here in case it proves helpful to some of you as you create your program’s goals for the year, or even smaller goals for classroom units or small groups. I needed something short, sweet, and to the point. This is what I whipped up for us: