Why Is Goal Setting Important for Students?
Setting a goal at the beginning of the school year is a useful exercise that orients students toward success. In fact, when students are provided with instructional time to set personal goals, they demonstrate higher academic achievement and engagement in the classroom.
About This Goal-Setting Activity
This activity guides students through a series of reflections to help them set a personal goal, uncover their intrinsic motivation
, and brainstorm short-term goals that are aligned with their larger goal. By the end of the activity, students will have a strong understanding of why their goal matters to them and what actionable steps they can take toward accomplishing their goal.