The tortoise told the hare that he could beat him in a race.
The hare wakened, stretched himself, and leaped toward the goal. "What, you here!" he cried when he saw the tortoise. "How did you ever reach here?" "Just by keeping at it," said the tortoise.
Essential Question: What is a goal and how can goals help us? how can goals help us?
What Is a Goal? A dream is a wish your heart makes, but a goal is a dream with a deadline.
SMART goals are S pecific S pecific M easureable M easureable A chievable A chievable R ealistic R ealistic T imely T imely
GOALS Specific goals answer the questions: What am I you going to do? Why do I want to do it? How am I going to do it? Use positive action words – read, study, ask, earn, increase… read, study, ask, earn, increase…
GOALS Measureable goals answer the question: How will I know if I have achieved my goal? Concrete criteria for assessing progress progress
GOALS Achievable goals answer the question: What steps must you take to attain your goal? attain your goal? Know your strengths and how to use them! use them!
GOALS Realistic goals answer the question: Am I willing and able? Something you can achieve
GOALS Timely goals answer the question: What is the time frame? By the end of the year…
I Can’t Accept Not Trying: Michael Jordan on the Pursuit of Excellence published by HarperSanFrancisco, a division of HarperCollinsPublishers (ISBN 0-06-25119)
“So I set a goal of becoming a starter on the varsity. That’s what I focused on all summer. When I worked on my game, that’s what I thought about. When it happened, I set another goal, a reasonable, manageable goal that I could realistically achieve if I worked hard enough…I guess I approached it with the end in mind.”
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step By Step Make a Plan Brainstorm Options Set Goal Evaluate
Step 4: Evaluate Step 4: Evaluate Step 3: Plan Step 2: Options Step 1: Set Goal Spend 10 minutes/day working on math facts, 5 days a week (Monday – Friday); take weekly fact quiz Answer 50 multiplication fact problems in 3 minutes with 100% accuracy by the end of the semester Action Plan Was I successful? Do I need to try something else? Flash cards, computer games, practice time tests, study with a parent or friend (think about your learning style)
On the handout you need to write a SMART goal you would like to accomplish this school year (long-term). It can be academic, social or behavioral.
Examples Get to school on time with all my materials 95% of the days this semester. Stick up for peers who are treated poorly by classmates on the playground whenever I feel safe doing so this year. Raise my hand at least once in every social studies class this semester. Earn an A is Science and an O for effort all 4 quarters.
Goals Middle School High School College Career