Goal Setting Classroom Lesson for High School Students

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Counselor Clique
Grade Levels
9th - 12th
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27 pages
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I used this to prepare a group plan for high school seniors who are exploring college options. Really helpful!


This Goal Setting Lesson for High School Students helps high school counselors engage their teen students with goal setting, problem-solving, and belief in their own abilities. This resource can be used as a classroom lesson or a "lunch and learn" lesson series. Students will focus on SMART goal setting, overcoming barriers, establishing accountability, recognizing self-talk, and putting actions to their words. An additional facilitator guide is included for extra questions for parenting and pregnant teen students.

Students will be able to analyze the influence of their family and peers on their goals, consider their own decision-making skills as they establish their short and long-term goals, and hone in on their self-management skills. As they practice goal setting, they'll be able to advocate for themselves and move forward to achieve the goals that they set.

This is a great addition to your high school social emotional lessons. Use the resources as printables or digital, interactive Google Slides.

The Goal Setting Lesson is easy to print and go and simple to facilitate with no prep.

Here's What's Included:

  • Detailed Lesson Plan
  • Goal Setting Lesson Digital Instructions (for Google Slides)
  • Letter to Current Self Printable
  • Goal Setting Worksheet Printable
  • Instructions for Worksheets in Digital Form
  • Letter to Current Self Worksheet in Digital Form
  • Goal Setting Worksheet in Digital Form
  • Optional Additional Facilitator Questions for Parenting and Pregnant Students

How Can I Use This?

  • in a classroom setting
  • in a small group setting
  • "lunch and learn" lesson series

Which ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors does this resource address?

  • M 4. Self-confidence in ability to succeed
  • B-SMS 1. Responsibility for self and actions
  • B-SMS 2. Self-discipline and self-control
  • B-SMS 5. Perseverance to achieve long and short-term goals

If I like this resource, what other resources should I check out?

Check out my other Goal Setting and Soft Skills Classroom Lesson or the Stress Management High School Counseling Small Group!

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