Set SMART Goals

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A video by Kid President kicks off a lesson about setting goals. Scholars use SMART—specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely—in identifying what goals or resolutions they wish to accomplish. After writing down and revising their choices, peers share their goals amongst each other. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Flip your classroom, assign the video for homework—direct learners to watch the video at home in preparation for related activities the next day
  • Have the video ready to play in full-screen mode before class members start the lesson
  • Conduct the lesson at the start of the school year for long-term academic goals or when individuals return from winter break, similar to that of a New Year's resolution
Classroom Considerations
  • An ad plays towards the beginning of the video
  • Writing can be finished on paper or digitally
Pros
  • Multiple copies made of pupils' goals boosts accountability
  • Encourages social-emotional development in self-management
Cons
  • None