Goal Groups - Our Grade 7, 8 and 9 Students are Focusing on SMART Goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throughout this year, Grade 7, 8 and 9 students will be placed in Goal Groups and will continue developing SMART Goals. 

What are Goal Groups? 

On Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings, students in grade 7 to 9 meet in their Goal Group.  Students are assigned to a mentor teacher in a multi graded classroom to work on Goal Setting.

What is the purpose of Goal Setting? 

To assist students to develop student like behaviours focusing on such areas as:

  • Time Management
  • Developing Individual Learning Skills - Self Advocating
  • Perserverence
  • Organization
  • Study Skills/Test Taking Skills

What are SMART Goals?

Students develop, monitor and reflect on their goals using the SMART Goal process.  The SMART acronym stands for:

SPECIFIC:

Goals are SPECIFIC when they are clear, not vague, and focused on one thing,

MEASUREABLE:

Goals are MEASUREABLE when they have number values or measurements associated with their completion.

ATTAINABLE:

Goals are ATTAINABLE when they can be realistically accomplished.  Don't set a goal that you can't likely meet!

RELEVANT: 

Goals are RELEVANT when they are personally meaningful and important in the long term.

TIME-BOUND:

Goals are TIME-Bound when they set a specific deadline for completion. 

For more information on SMART Goals click on the following video LINK.