The new year is here! It's the perfect time to help your kids set goals. I know we've all set New Year's Resolutions and they've probably lasted just a few days. That's probably because the resolution wasn't S.M.A.R.T. In order for goal setting to be effective you need to show your kids how to write S.M.A.R.T. goals. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Realistic and Timely.
As you have a discussion about S.M.A.R.T. goals, go over these questions.
Specific: What exactly do you want to accomplish?
Measurable: How will you know when you’ve reached this goal?
Action: What will you need to do in order to reach your goal?
Realistic: Is this goal reachable? Can I really do this?
Timely: When will you reach this goal? What is your deadline?
You can download these pages to help your students set up their S.M.A.R.T. goals for the new year.