2 Objectives Today’s objectives are to: Review what we learned about setting goals beforeLearn about setting SMART goalsDevelop SMART goals to help you achieve your dreams
3 Pre-Test What does the acronym “SMART” stand for? Is the following goal a SMART goal for a 6th grader? I will fly to the moon tomorrow. Explain why or why not.What is one of your SMART goals for 6th grade?
4 Review: Why Set Goals? When do you set goals for yourself? Why do you set goals?How does setting goals change your performance or how hard you work on something?Discuss:Why do we set goals? What kinds of goals do people set?
5 Review: 10 Reasons to Set Goals Goals help you be who you want to be.Goals stretch your comfort zone.Goals boost your confidence.Goals give your life purpose.Goals make you more self-reliant.Goals encourage you to trust your decisions.Goals help you turn the impossible into the possible.Goals prove that you can make a difference.Goals improve your outlook on life.Goals lead to feelings of satisfaction.Remind students that we talked about the “10 Reasons to Set Goals.”Choose a few to read for students.Bachel, B.K. (2001).
6 Review: Types of GoalsShort-term goals are ones that you will achieve in the near future (e.g., in a day, within a week, or possibly within a few months).Long-term goals are ones that you will achieve over a longer period of time (e.g., one semester, one year, five years, or twenty years).Discussion –Give me an example of a short-term goal.Now, give me an example of a long-term goal.Inform students that they will be writing both long-term and short-term goals todayWeinstein & Awalt, 2001
7 SMART Goals Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Timely SMART Goals are:SpecificMeasurableAchievableRelevantTimelyHandout the sheet “Setting Goals the SMART Way”Share the acronym “SMART” with students and explain what it meansRead through the sheet with students asking for volunteers to read about each letter.Microsoft, 2011Adapted from Doran, 1981
8 Become a Goal Getter! Review your lifeline- What is the dream you most want to accomplish in your future?Create a SMART goal for that dream.Here’s an example.Instruct students to take out their lifelines from last week.Have them review their lifelines, particularly the three events they circled.Students should choose one dream for which they will write a SMART goal
9 Dream Example Dream: to be a doctor What is something I need to do to get there?I will need to go to college and then medical schoolI can write a long-term goal for graduating from medical schoolRead through the exampleAre there other long-term goals I could write? Yes! Like what?Pass my classesTake science classesGraduate from high schoolGet into collegeMajor in BiologyGraduate form collegeEtc.Microsoft, 2011
10 SMART Goal Example What do I want to accomplish? I want to graduate form medical school.How will I know when I achieved my goal?I will graduate.Is this goal realistic? Do I have the right tools?If I work hard, take the right classes, have support from my friends, family, and teachers, I know I can do it.Why is this goal important?I can’t become a doctor unless I graduate from medical school.When can I achieve this goal?I’m in 6th grade - I have 6 years of middle and high school, 4 years of college, and 4 years of medical school.I can achieve this goal in 14 yearsGo through the questions on your sheet.
11 SMART Goal Example My goal: I will graduate from medical school in 14 years.Microsoft, 2011
12 Your SMART goalOn the back of your SMART goal paper, create a long-term goal that aligns with your dream that follows the SMART goal requirements.When you and your partner have completed your SMART goals, pair up.Check each other’s goals. Do they fulfill the criteria? Can your partner answer all of the questions on the handout?Walk around and help students as they work on their goals.After they share with partners, ask for volunteers to share their SMART goals with the class
13 SMART Goals in Naviance Now that you’ve practiced writing a SMART goal, you’re ready to write SMART goals in Naviance!
14 SMART Goals in Naviance Log in to NavianceClick on the “My Planner” tab
15 SMART Goals in Naviance Click on the “Goals” tabSelect “SMART Goals” form the dropdown menu
16 SMART Goals in Naviance On this screen:First fill in the SMART goal boxes, answering the questions provided.Then, type your long-term SMART goal up top.
17 SMART Goals in Naviance Don’t worry about adding next steps yet.To add more goals, return to the “goals” tab
18 DirectionsNow, write 3 short-term goals (that you can accomplish this semester) that will help you reach your long-term goal.Look at your past goals. Have you accomplished them?If so, great job!If not, are they still appropriate goals? Turn them into SMART goals!If they’re no longer appropriate, come up with new goals.A starting place for writing your short-term goals is the goals you wrote earlier in the year.
19 Post-Test What does the acronym “SMART” stand for? Is the following goal a SMART goal for a 6th grader? I will fly to the moon tomorrow. Explain why or why not.What is one of your SMART goals for 6th grade?Instruct students to clear off their desks or the area around their computer (put away their notes).
20 Review SMART stands for: Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant, and TimelyDiscuss: What some of the SMART goals you set for this semester?Next class we will talk more about achieving your goals and making your goals even “SMARTER”Provide answers to the post-test questions after everyone has taken it.Discuss: What are some of the SMART goals you set for 6th grade?
21 ReferencesDoran, G. T. (1981). There's a S.M.A.R.T. way to write management's goals and objectives. Management Review, 70(11),Microsoft Office Images. (2011). Retrieved from