Extension Activities

Self-Management | Grades 9-12

Learning Goal 2: Demonstrates the skills to set, monitor, adapt, achieve, and evaluate goals.

Go back: Core Ed.

Go back: Intervention Ed.

Benchmark 1: Develop both medium- and longer-term goals – by the end of the school year or in six months.

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Use a planner to help students develop good goal-setting skills. Assignments are goals that can be broken down into smaller sub goals to teach good planning and goal setting. Create small groups designed to help students think about the steps needed to complete an assignment, e.g., doing research to gather information, outlining the report, drafting the report, proofing the report. They can use their planner to lay out the scheduled steps and monitor their progress. Build in rewards and celebrations for completing goals.

Benchmark 2: Monitor progress toward medium- and longer- term goals, and make adjustments to plan as needed.

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  • Students could interview someone in their career of choice or interview college-aged students to ask about how positive goal-setting helps in their career or in college.

  • Ask students to identify a one-month academic or athletic goal and create a project to monitor their progress. As part of math or science, they might be asked to develop graphs to show progress.

Benchmark 3: Identify action steps that connect current goals with future, long-term goals.

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Take career interest surveys, researching different postsecondary choices, researching timelines/deadlines, knowing the importance of academic growth.

Benchmark 4: Determine the appropriate outside resources that can help with responding to a personal, school, or civic need.

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Make a list of outside resources who can support goal-setting.

Benchmark 5: Analyze and implement feedback from multiple sources (peers, teachers, family).

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For large group projects, ask teams of students to ask adults and peers to review an early draft of their project. Ask them to collect the feedback and then come together in their group to discuss and organize the feedback and to decide how to act on it to improve the final product.