Hi all! Hope everyone adjusted well to be back in school after vacation!
Like most of you, we spent this week doing some reflection and goal setting for the new year. At our school, we set goals three times a year. In the beginning of the year, I try to use my baseline assessments to guide students to write their goals. Now that we've been together for a while, I release the responsibility for goal setting to the students.
To set their goals, I held conferences with each student and reviewed their portfolios. In math, the students complete their own item analysis after each topic test. They use their data to write a compliment and a goal for the upcoming topic.
These forms were created by my school. All students have these forms in their portfolios.
For myself, I'm not a big goal setter. I set a few professional goals in September to assist myself in the new evaluation system, but most of my personal goals are fitness based. I'm registered for a 10k and a triathlon. Right now, I'm trying to clean up my diet!
Did your students set some new goals for the New Year? And how about you? Did you set any goals for 2014?