The Importance Of Setting SMART Goals

I can’t wait to go to the 5th grade classes tomorrow.  I have my tennis balls ready and a great lesson to help them learn why setting goals is so important!

I’m starting the students out by having them reflect on their year and thinking about 2016.  

From there we’ll grab the tennis balls and see how making baskets can be a lot like setting goals.  

Here are some of the questions that I’ll be asking:

From there, I’ll introduce SMART goals.

I’ll have them practice identifying a SMART goal versus an ordinary goal:

 Then, I’ll have them create a goal for themselves.

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