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Goal Setting

goal-setting-headerAt the start of the new year, many people name their resolutions. What if we worked with students to set goals for the new calendar year? Here are some resources from NCTE and ReadWriteThink.org that may help.

Create a partnership with families by structuring student reflection and family response through daily and weekly student self-assessment as described in the lesson plan “Involving Students and Families in Ongoing Reflection and Assessment“.

Giving students more of a role in determining their learning goals is an important aspect of curriculum that educators continue to strive for as we move forward. Based on classroom research, “Teaching and Learning about Student Goal Setting in a Fifth-Grade Classroom” gives practical, well grounded suggestions for making it happen.

Engaging Students through Authentic and Effective Literacy Instruction” provides examples of how to invite students into their own literacy learning by setting goals and listening to their input. This, in turn, helps students learn at a deeper level and they are more likely to retain what they learn.

“Over the past few years, I have discovered that methodical goal-setting and routine reflection exercises can result in the most exciting and rewarding moments in
the classroom,” teacher Marisa Harford describes in “Beginning with the Students: Ownership through Reflection and Goal-Setting“.

How do you set goals with your students? Have a wonderful 2017!