Goal-setting is oftentimes taught in a five-step pattern, with descriptions that use the acronym SMART. Goals that are widely considered good have the following characteristics:
Some students might struggle with one aspect of these attributes than others, yet consistent practice with setting and achieving goals following this pattern has been seen to improve
As with many other skill sets, teachers might find themselves at a loss as to how they might manage to teach everything they need to, including goal-setting. Student Success programs have been created in order to help teachers manage their responsibilities and workloads relating to these kinds of skills. Academic Success’s goal-setting program is designed for “minimum teacher input with maximum teacher output,” leaving teachers with control over what is being taught but still being able to have enough time to focus on other required course subjects. The students who use this program have consistently done better in their schoolwork and are able to use what was taught in a variety of other areas. With fun, interactive activities and a hands-on approach, Student Success really can deliver on the promise put in its title: student success.
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