This is a great resource to use with students near the end of the term. It includes effort, behavior, participation, homework, and classwork. I’ve used it in my ELA classes and I’ve tailored it to fit my needs. (We do lots of discussion using the fishbowl/socratic circle method and do lots of peer editing/sharing writing, which is reflected in the checklist I use) I have included a sample of a 5th grader’s goals as an example. Because this is EDITABLE, you can easily delete a line I’ve used and replace it with something tailored to your teaching!
All you have to do is...
-Download the file and open the google doc.
-Edit the form to match your classroom expectations.
-Model what actionable steps look like for students in their goal setting (Ex. I will raise my hand at least 3 times each class)
-Have students complete the self reflection and goal setting. Students complete each category with an an always, sometimes, or never rating; they identify one area of concern in each box to focus on by highlighting it; students explain an actionable goal to help improve.
-Share with parents at conferences to provide insight on how the students see themselves and what they want to focus on.
-Return them at the end of the next term so students can assess if they've met their goals and establish new ones.
It can be used for both student led conferences and traditional conferences. It opens dialogue between parents and students so adults can check in at home on how well students are meeting their personal goals. You can also make a photocopy and send parents home with a copy. The parent response has been great! They are very impressed with the process!
Editable Link on Google Docs!