Strand 5 Standard 1
1 class periods of 30 minutes each
Thinking & Reasoning
Students discuss the importance of setting goals, then set goals, and keep a record of their achievements.
Worksheets for students. Resources.
Review the steps of goal setting.
Basic information about self-awareness.
Students will learn how to set valid, realistic goals.
GOAL SETTING IN THE MEDIA
Have the students read a book or story or watch a video about a person who was successful in reaching goals in spite of obstacles. How did the person's attitude make it easier to reach his or her goals? Have students share their stories with the class.
Video: "John Baker's Last Race," BYU Communications
Book: "Oh, the Places You'll Go", Dr. Seuss
ALLOWING STRUGGLES IN GOAL SETTING
Have the students identify a person in the community or someone within their families who has accomplished a goal in spite of obstacles. Hold a class vote to identify their favorite three stories. Invite the three people to class to share their stories and receive a Certificate of Recognition from the class.
Have students use their own paper or pass out the worksheet "Target Your Short-Term Goals." Assign students to set a goal that they can reach in 7 days. Have the students write the goals and the related short-term goals needed to reach the final one. Have them seal their papers in an envelope that they will open in 8 days. After 8 days, have the students evaluate how they achieved their goals; have them also identify the barriers in achieving their goals and discuss it in class.