This goal sheet can be used at the beginning of the year in an effort to motivate students. They must think of three academic goals they want to achieve during the year and decide which steps they will take in order to achieve these goals.
I have them keep it in their notebook all year. Then, halfway through the year, I have them reflect on whether or not they are achieving their goal. If not, they must think of ways they can achieve it before the end of the year.