Planning for success at school

It has been well documented that goal setting is important for students’ success at any age. Goals provide clarity and motivation as students identify their most important aims and break them down into achievable steps. Most of all, goal setting makes children accountable for their outcomes and this is an important attitude to develop early in life.

Here are some helpful resources on the subject of goal setting to achieve academic success:

  • The difference between a list of things to do and a list of goals http://goalsettingforstudents.com/why-is-goal-setting-important/
  • Goal setting to achieve in tests http://cas.lsu.edu/my-plan-success/ace-my-tests
  • Ways of supporting students to set goalshttp://www.education.vic.gov.au/studentlearning/studentreports/schools/personalgoals/suppdevplg.htm
  • You Tube clip on teaching kids goal setting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ftg_hTI488

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