Recently Progress Reports were sent home, and Teacher Conferences were held. They are designed to provide students with descriptive feedback and help students reflect.
Both types of communications are important, but without student involvement they are not as effective – A student needs to understand the feedback and be willing to set goals to improve.
I challenge all students to take the time to reflect and monitor their progress to identify their strengths and areas for improvement. HOW ARE YOU DOING? WHAT AREAS COULD YOU IMPROVE? Please take time to reflect and review any feedback you have received and set a SMART GOAL FOR THE SECOND PART OF THE TERM.
Another thing I’ve learned through my own education is that you are more likely to achieve a goal if you write it down and view it regularly. To assist my students I have created a virtual post-it board that will allow them to publish their goals and update them throughout the year. I have provided the link for the board below, and I am asking students to add at least one goal and review it weekly.
Let’s make this a part of our weekly routine and keep this updated. The following are a few guidelines when adding a goal;
- Make sure you clearly state a goal following the SMART format, including a timeline (In a week, at the end of the month I….)
- Only include school goals (feel free to make your own board for personal goals)
- Make sure to add your name in brackets to your post it and tag it with you name as well
- Do not remove any post-its without teacher permission
- And if you complete a goal – update the sticky and mark it with text as COMPLETE.
This activity is meant for my class, but I welcome all students, teachers, and parents to add goals. This is a supportive space and we will all benefit from goal setting. LET’S START – PLEASE BOOKMARK AND REVIEW OUR SCHOOL GOAL BOARD REGULARLY!