The process of setting goals allows students to choose what they want to achieve in school. By establishing what they want, direction is unlocked and they can then determine what they have to concentrate on and improve. Goal setting gives students long-term vision and short-term motivation. This is a GREAT goal-setting printable for Intermediate grades- the perfect age to introduce this real-life application skill. I use it at the onset of the school year for my students to set academic goals related to the content I teach: 6th grade ELA. It can be used, however, with ANY subject, including holistically for Intermediate grade level educators teaching all subjects. Pairs wonderfully with a mini-lesson on setting goals using a SMART (Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Timely) anchor chart (image can be googled, saved, then printed). I then post them on the inside of my classroom door: a sure-fire way to keep it visible and in their minds daily. It's the last thing they see, and hopefully internalize, when they leave class. Every Quarter they review their goals and self-asses where they are in reaching them. We celebrate those that have been met, and brainstorm what we can do to attain those that haven't.
*Can be used with any subject.
*Designed to fit any timeline: Quarterly, Semester, Yearly, etc.
*Four forms to a page to cut down on copies