Get to know your students a little better by having them write about three goals that they have for the school year. Keep this in students work folders or notebooks so that they can be reminded of their goals throughout the school year as you help them to achieve each one.
As an added writing prompt to this goal sheets you can have students write on another paper what they will need to do to achieve their goals.
My goal is to get all A's.
How I will get all A's is to work hard, study and pay attention in class.
This exercise will help students learn that goals are achievable if you work toward them. This is a trait that will not only make them better students but will also help them throughout their lives!