Objectives Today’s objectives are to: Review what we learned about setting goals before Learn about setting SMART goals Develop SMART goals to help you achieve your dreams
Pre-Test 1.What does the acronym “SMART” stand for? 2.Is the following goal a SMART goal for a 6 th grader? I will fly to the moon tomorrow. Explain why or why not. 3.What is one of your SMART goals for 6 th grade?
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?
Review: 10 Reasons to Set Goals 1.Goals help you be who you want to be. 2.Goals stretch your comfort zone. 3.Goals boost your confidence. 4.Goals give your life purpose. 5.Goals make you more self-reliant. 6.Goals encourage you to trust your decisions. 7.Goals help you turn the impossible into the possible. 8.Goals prove that you can make a difference. 9.Goals improve your outlook on life. 10.Goals lead to feelings of satisfaction. Bachel, B.K. (2001).
Review: Types of Goals Short-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). Weinstein & Awalt, 2001
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.
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 school I can write a long-term goal for graduating from medical school Microsoft, 2011
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 6 th 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 years
SMART Goal Example My goal: I will graduate from medical school in 14 years. Microsoft, 2011
Your SMART goal On 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?
SMART Goals in Naviance Now that you’ve practiced writing a SMART goal, you’re ready to write SMART goals in Naviance!
SMART Goals in Naviance Log in to Naviance Click on the “My Planner” tab
SMART Goals in Naviance Click on the “Goals” tab Select “SMART Goals” form the dropdown menu
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.
SMART Goals in Naviance Don’t worry about adding next steps yet. To add more goals, return to the “goals” tab
Directions Now, 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.
Post-Test 1.What does the acronym “SMART” stand for? 2.Is the following goal a SMART goal for a 6 th grader? I will fly to the moon tomorrow. Explain why or why not. 3.What is one of your SMART goals for 6 th grade?
Review SMART stands for: – Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely Discuss: 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”
References Doran, 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 us/images/http://office.microsoft.com/en- us/images/