Data notebooks support students in becoming leaders of their own learning. They assist students organize the process of learning. The notebook generally contains a student’s mission, goals, action plans and data tracking structure to encourage classroom and personal learning.
Why are data Notebooks Important?
Data Notebooks Empower Students
Data notebooks empower students to become accountable for their learning. By creating goals based on CCSS, students have control over their learning. Goals are also created by students to capture short-term gains to motivate themselves to achieve long-term goals.
Data Notebooks Provide Feedback
Again, they empower students to understand what they need to do to be successful and grow as a learner. The information teachers collect is now in the hands of children having a deeper understanding of the purpose of their learning. Students can track their growth and own the results while creating a plan to move forward. Data notebooks are constructed in a way for students to observe short-term gains, a powerful motivator to achieve long-term goals.
What are SMART goals?
So many times we set goals and when we look back were see how unrealistic they were. By not reaching our goal we see it as a failure. Well, did we create a plan? Usually not! Once students learn how to set goals that they can reach, their worlds can change!
Breaking down the students goal setting process can encourage them to determine if their goal can be achieved.
Specific – target a specific area for improvement.
Measurable – quantify or at least suggest an indicator of progress.
Assignable – specify who will do it.
Realistic – state what results can realistically be achieved, given available resources.
Time-related – specify when the result(s) can be achieved.
Using these 5 key steps help student see success and grow!
Included in Download
Part 1 : SMART goals
What are SMART goals? Poster
Personal Mission Statement Brainstorm
Classroom Mission Statement Brainstorm
Written Person/Class Mission Statement
You Reached Your Goal! Certificates
Smart Goals Posters
Smart Goal Banner
Part 2: Reflections
Daily Reflection Sheet
Weekly Reflection Sheet
Part 3: Smart Goals Lap Folder
My Goals Cover
Short Term Goals
Long Term Goals
Looking Beyond Goals
Goals Met Pocket with TagsSmart Goals Banner & Posters
SMART Goals Posters (6)
(including specific, measurable, attainable, reasonable, and timely)
SMART Goals Banner
Part 4: Learning & Effort Rubrics
Leaning Goal Rubric Poster-2 styles
Effort Goal Rubric- 2 styles
Learning Goal Exit Slips
Effort Goal Exit Slips
Part 5: CCSS Standard Based Collection Tools
Set 1: Level of Understanding Self Assessment
Set 2: Date & Score Collection Tool
Speaking & Listening