I created this journal for my Chemistry seniors. My students wanted to be successful, and I wanted them to succeed in chemistry.
The problem that many of my students faced was that they were not very reflective on their own learning and how they learned. They knew they had to work hard, but rarely did they work smart.
Hard work is not always the key to success - but smart work is!
We spend the beginning of the class setting goals. Many wanted to go to university and knew the subject they wanted to major in. That became their major goal. A few just wanted to get to university.
Identifying their goals gave my students a purpose – something to aim for over the year.
This journal may help your students to target set and reflect upon those targets every month from September to May.
Life can be tough at university if you do not have the skills to meet new challenges and know how to repeat successes. One way to be successful is to take ownership of your own learning and know that the success to achieving goals lies within you.
***Booklet contains 39 pages including cover sheet - the back page is left blank for notes
Although I originally designed this for seniors, just leaving high school to venture out into the big wide world, it can certainly be used by younger students too. Getting younger students to be thinking about their learning is a good thing - for bot the students and the teacher.