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The best way to start your year!
Start by checking out perhaps the greatest SMART goal in history: JFK's speech that sent America to the Moon.
Students analyze what made it a SMART goal, figuring out the components of a great goal for themselves: displaying crucial inferencing and critical thinking skills.
Students now contemplate a few of their own goals, before moving onto their own EPIC SMART goal.
Next -- inspired by the symbolism of Apollo 11's crest -- students design and create a crest for their SMART goal. This can be cut out and displayed on their binder, journal or the wall, building buy-in for their goal, and getting your year off to a great start.
If you want to push them to the next level, share Kennedy's speech and then have students write a speech of their own on the included Graphic Organizer to present to the class.