It’s almost time to head back to school, it’s a new year… but not a new school year. It is still a great time to re-establish rules and routines and why not try something new while you’re at it? On day 1 of our return, I will meet with my students and discuss our established rules and expectations, just to make sure that we are clear about where we stand.
We will also discuss what we need to accomplish in the classroom over the next few weeks and to get to the end of the year. I plan to begin discussions about growth mindset and goal setting as we head toward the finish line. I did not begin the school year with growth mindset, and I feel that now is a great time to start. My students will benefit greatly from learning how mistakes help them learn and how their brains are still growing, like our other muscles-they grow stronger by getting used. No one expects our students to be perfect, but hard work will help them meet attainable goals. This series from Class Dojo is a great way to start!
Using this Goal Setting Flipbook, my students will establish their strengths, learn about what they need to work on, set goals, and make plans on how to meet the goals. I will meet with them, some in small groups, others individually, and help them establish their goals and make their plans. The flipbook is available in digital format or printable in one download.
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