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  • SMART Goals High School Microsoft, 2011
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  • Objectives Todays objectives are to: Learn about setting SMART goals Develop SMART goals to help you achieve your dreams
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  • Pre-Test 1.What does the acronym SMART stand for? 2.Is the following goal a SMART goal for a high school student? I will fly to the moon tomorrow. Explain why or why not. 3.What is one of your SMART goals for this year?
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  • Review: Why Set Goals? When do you set goals for yourself? Why do you set goals? How does setting goals change your performance or how hard you work on something?
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  • Review: 10 Reasons to Set Goals 1.Goals help you be who you want to be. 2.Goals stretch your comfort zone. 3.Goals boost your confidence. 4.Goals give your life purpose. 5.Goals make you more self-reliant. 6.Goals encourage you to trust your decisions. 7.Goals help you turn the impossible into the possible. 8.Goals prove that you can make a difference. 9.Goals improve your outlook on life. 10.Goals lead to feelings of satisfaction. Bachel, B.K. (2001).
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  • Review: Types of Goals Short-term goals are ones that you will achieve in the near future (e.g., in a day, within a week, or possibly within a few months). Long-term goals are ones that you will achieve over a longer period of time (e.g., one semester, one year, five years, or twenty years). Weinstein & Awalt, 2001
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  • SMART Goals SMART Goals are: Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Timely Adapted from Doran, 1981 Microsoft, 2011
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  • Become a Goal Getter! Review your lifeline- What is the dream you most want to accomplish in your future? Create a SMART goal for that dream. Heres an example.
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  • Dream Example Dream: to be a doctor What is something I need to do to get there? I will need to go to college and then medical school I can write a long-term goal for graduating from medical school Microsoft, 2011
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  • SMART Goal Example What do I want to accomplish? I want to graduate form medical school. How will I know when I achieved my goal? I will graduate. Is this goal realistic? Do I have the right tools? If I work hard, take the right classes, have support from my friends, family, and teachers, I know I can do it. Why is this goal important? I cant become a doctor unless I graduate from medical school. When can I achieve this goal? Im in 6 th grade - I have 6 years of middle and high school, 4 years of college, and 4 years of medical school. I can achieve this goal in 14 years
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  • SMART Goal Example My goal: I will graduate from medical school in 14 years. Microsoft, 2011
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  • Your SMART goal On the back of your SMART goal paper, create a long-term goal that aligns with your dream that follows the SMART goal requirements. When you and your partner have completed your SMART goals, pair up. Check each others goals. Do they fulfill the criteria? Can your partner answer all of the questions on the handout?
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  • Directions Now, write 3 short-term SMART goals (that you can accomplish this semester) that will help you reach your long-term goal. Think of your past goals. Have you accomplished them? If so, great job! If not, are they still appropriate goals? Turn them into SMART goals! If theyre no longer appropriate, come up with new goals.
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  • Pair and Share Pick a partner Share your 3 short-term goal Describe how each goal is Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Timely
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  • Post-Test 1.What does the acronym SMART stand for? 2.Is the following goal a SMART goal for a 6 th grader? I will fly to the moon tomorrow. Explain why or why not. 3.What is one of your SMART goals for this year?
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  • Review SMART stands for: Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely Discuss: What some of the SMART goals you set for this semester?
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  • References Doran, G. T. (1981). There's a S.M.A.R.T. way to write management's goals and objectives. Management Review, 70(11), 35-36. Microsoft Office Images. (2011). Retrieved from http://office.microsoft.com/en- us/images/http://office.microsoft.com/en- us/images/