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Goal Setting Handouts / Writing Activity / Motivational Videos Distance Learning

Grade Levels
5th - 12th, Homeschool
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  • Google Apps™
5 pages in handout, 20 videos
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FREE Goal Setting handouts / writing activity / motivational videos for in-person or distance learning.

No prep PDF handouts or edit the Google Docs or Microsoft Word files.

Online Learning version lets students use Google Slides / Microsoft Powerpoint to fill in text boxes on the graphic organizer.

Includes 3 styles to help your students become the best version of themselves:

  • New Year's 2021 resolutions
  • Any time personal goals and resolutions
  • Distance Learning goals and resolutions

Help your students adjust to a new world and distance learning.

  • Reflect on challenges and successes of the past.
  • Brainstorm things they want to do more of (and less of) starting today.
  • Brainstorm the "why" behind their goals.
  • Write a paragraph. (Optional rubric included.)

We don’t have to wait until the New Year to set goals. We can choose to get better anytime in the year, starting today: 

  • At the start of the school year or semester. 
  • After you get back a major assignment or report card. 
  • When you switch to online learning from in-person learning (or vice-versa) 
  • And yes, after New Year’s Eve! 

BONUS #1: FREE slideshow to help students set SMART goals. Explain HOW to work smarter, and not just harder.

BONUS #2: Here are 20 optional videos about goal-setting that go well with this handout package. 

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Product Change Log

2021b UPDATE (Feb 17, 2021): Any time personal goals / resolutions messaging

  • Replaced language about New Year Resolutions with Anytime personal goal resolutions in the Read Me First PDF (FILE 1)
  • Changed the No Prep print me first (FILE 0) to be a copy of the Any Time Personal Resolution handout (FILE 4) instead of the New Year’s 2021 resolutions. You know, seeing as January is over.
  • Added links to 20 Goal Setting YouTube Videos.
  • The rest of the handouts, files, and Google Drive links have not changed.

2021a UPDATE (Dec 18, 2020): Due to technical reasons with TpT’s online (Google) resource product format, I’ve switched back to a zipped format download.

  • The zipped file includes: NO PRINT PDFs, Microsoft Word files (to edit the handouts) and Microsoft Powerpoint (for distance learning), PDF with links to make your own copy of Google Docs and Google Slides files.
  • Includes 3 versions: 2021 New Year’s Resolution (FILE 3), Any Time Personal Resolution (FILE 4), Distance Learning Check-Ins #1 and Check-In #2 (FILE 5 and FILE 6)

2021 UPDATE (Dec 9, 2020): This file has been updated into a one-click copy Google Drive product. There is a link in FILE 2 that will let you download a dropbox zipped file with the Microsoft Word and Powerpoint files. The Distance Learning Check In packages are currently only available as MS Word and Powerpoint but I will upload Google Drive versions soon!

Handout Packet - Distance Learning Check In #1 (5 pages):

  • Students reflect on great moments and tough obstacles since the pandemic started.
  • Then, brainstorm goals and ways to overcome obstacles.
  • Finally, students write a reflection paragraph about a personal goal.

Handout Packet - Distance Learning Check In #2 (8 pages):

  • After students have had a chance to work on their personal goal, it's time for the next check in!
  • Students reflect on great moments and tough obstacles since their last check-in.
  • Then, brainstorm goals and ways to overcome obstacles.
  • Students can choose to continue to work on the same goal, or to work on a different goal.
  • They reflect on what happened when they tried to achieve their goal and what they could improve on to get better results.
  • Finally, students write a reflection paragraph about their personal goal.

Version 1.0a: Initial release of Personal Resolution lesson

  • Updated to include “any time” personal resolutions version
  • Bundled with the New Year’s Resolution writing assignment

Version 1.0: Initial release of New Year’s 2020 Resolution lesson

  • Zipped file with Microsoft Word, PDF versions.
Total Pages
5 pages in handout, 20 videos
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
3 days
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