Part 2 of my mini-unit on goal setting with a 4th grade classroom was on the three components of a “good goal”. While I think SMART goals are great, that’s too much for my 4th graders to handle, so we focus on the ideas that:
- A good goal is realistic.
- A good goal is specific.
- A good goal has a plan.
And here’s an outline of the PPT:
complete a ball toss activity. Students stand in a circle and I give them the following guidelines:
students work individually or as table groups to identify examples and non-examples of specific goals.
a student volunteer to make a specific goal for their ball toss time (do not
interfere with how realistic it is) and write it down.
help you achieve.
activity (using their plan!) to see if they make their goal.