Ask your students if what they are doing today is getting them closer to where they want to be tomorrow.
Goal setting and attainment is a valuable life skill. Goal setting provides a standard against which students can gauge their progress, and setting goals can have a substantial impact on student self-efficacy and achievement. Setting and measuring goals is probably the most effective classroom modification teachers can make to increase student confidence. When students achieve short-term goals, they gain an initial sense of self-efficacy for performing well, which is later substantiated as they observe progress toward longer-term goals.