Small Steps, Big Impact: Teaching Goal Setting in Elementary Grades

One of the most powerful things you can do with your students inside the classroom is goal setting. It can help to drive motivation and focus and give your students the extra push they need intrinsically to meet the goals they have set for themselves. I know goal setting with your students can sound daunting, but it doesn’t need to be!

Goal setting can be incredibly beneficial to both you and your students. It gives you insight into what your students feel confident in and what they may be less confident in. And for your students, it encourages them to continuously work to improve whatever skill they need to work on in order to reach their goals. And as I mentioned, goal setting doesn’t need to be difficult! In this episode, I am sharing 10 tips to help you get started goal setting in your classroom!

Don’t forget to grab your Tic-Tac-Toe board so you can play along during the month of January 2024. All you need to do is get 3 in a row on your game board, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $250 shopping spree from my resource shop!

Episode Highlights:

01:24 – How to play my Tic-Tac-Toe game for a chance to win a $250 shopping spree in my resource shop

03:41 – Why goal setting in your classroom is beneficial for you and your students

05:40  Why you should be modeling goal setting and working towards goals every day

12:22 – How to help your students set good goals for themselves

18:21 – The difference between realistic and unrealistic goals and how to help students set realistic goals

19:55 – Why students should be reflecting on their goals regularly in order to reach them

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This is a podcast designed for elementary school teachers and homeschool parents on a mission to master the art of literacy instruction and cultivate a love of reading in students. Join your host, Ciera Harris, as she opens the door to a world of transformative teaching strategies that will make you a literacy champion in your classroom.