Goal setting empowers students to take ownership over their learning. I used this at Back to School night--it was a hit with parents! Help students begin the goal setting process with a simple goal for what they would like to learn or be able to do this year in school. At a parent night, leave the goal on the students desk and have the parents write how they will help their student achieve their goal. I have these on display in my classroom and don't intend to take them down until the end of the year, so we always have our "big" goal in mind!