SMARTER Goals 6 th Grade SMART Goals Microsoft, 2011

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  • SMARTER Goals 6 th Grade SMART Goals Microsoft, 2011
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  • Review: SMART Goals The acronym SMART can stand for different things. Listen carefully to this video. What does SMART stand for? How is this the same or different than the meaning we learned last week?
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  • Review: SMART Goals SMART Goals are: Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Timely Adapted from Doran, 1981 Microsoft, 2011
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  • SMART Goal Example My goal: I will graduate from medical school in 14 years. Microsoft, 2011
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  • Objectives Todays objectives are to: Review what we learned about setting SMART goals Learn strategies for achieving your goals Learn how to make goals SMARTER
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  • Pre-Test 1.What is the third step in goal setting after you have set your goals? 2.What does the E stand for in the acronym SMARTER and what is a question you should ask yourself when you do this? 3.What is one strategy you can use to persist in meeting your goal?
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  • Becoming a Goal Getter Setting goals is only the first step in achieving your dreams. Its not enough to set a goal and forget about it! Step 3 is to develop an action plan.
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  • Step 3: Make an Action Plan For each short-term SMART goal youve written: Brainstorm everything youll need to do to reach your goal. Cross out any ideas that dont seem useful and combine those that are similar. Determine a logical order for the things that you will need to do to reach your goal. Set deadlines for each action you need to take to meet your goal. Determine who you may need to help you reach your goal and share your goal with them.
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  • Action Plan - Example My Short-term SMART goal is to improve my science vocabulary this semester. I know that building my science vocabulary will help me to do well in science now and will help me to prepare for all of the science classes I have to take in the future in order to be ready for medical school Brainstorm - What steps can I take to reach my goal?
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  • Action Plan - Example Which ideas dont seem useful or realistic? Which ideas are repetitive and can be combined? In which order should I take these steps? Set deadlines for each action you need to take to meet your goal. What tools or resources do I need to accomplish these steps? Who can help me take these steps and reach this goal?
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  • Your Turn On your own paper, choose one of the short- term SMART goals you wrote last class. Develop an action plan for achieving that goal. Follow the steps on your Goal Getters Guide
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  • Your Turn On your own paper, choose one of the short- term SMART goals you wrote last class. Develop an action plan for achieving that goal. Follow the steps on your Goal Getters Guide
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  • Review: Goal Setting Steps Step 1: Youve defined your dreams Step 2: Youve written your SMART goals Step 3: Youve developed a plan for meeting your goals Now you need some strategies for putting your plan in action and persisting
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  • Step 4: Put Your Plan in Action! Use the time and resources that are available Give yourself an award for meeting a small step toward achieving your ultimate goal Recruit a friend or adult to be you goal coach. Ask them for help in getting started. Make time! You may have to give up something else. Use a planner and schedule in time for working on your goal. Use the Naviance To-Do list or make your own and cross off the tasks you complete.
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  • Step 5: Dont Give Up! Ideas for persisting: Check-in with yourself and your goal. Think back to the original goal and why you set it. Is it still something you want to accomplish? What is stopping you? Do the steps you set up for reaching the goal still make sense? Do you need to add in more steps? Do you need to adjust the timeline? If youre having trouble reaching your goal, ask for help! Take control where you can. Focus on being positive. If things dont turn out like you expected, focus on what you learned in the process. Appreciate what you have accomplished. Learn from mistakes
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  • Step 6: Making Goals SMARTER E = Evaluate Evaluate your progress regularly. Did you complete your to-dos? Are you making progress toward your goal? Did you meet your goal? If yes, how? What helped you reach your goal? Did you put in your full effort? If no, why not? What kept you from reaching your goal? What can you do differently?
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  • Step 5: Making Goals SMARTER R = Revise Revise your plan or goals as needed. Are your goals the right goals? If you accomplished your goals, write new ones. If you didnt accomplish your goal, consider if you need to revise your goal or your plan. Is there another step you need to take before you can reach your goal? Is your goal achievable and relevant? Is there someone who can help you? Are there resources you need that you dont have? Are there skills or knowledge you need to gain before you can accomplish your goal?
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  • Post-Test 1.What is the third step in goal setting after you have set your goals? 2.What does the E stand for in the acronym SMARTER and what is a question you should ask yourself when you do this? 3.What is one strategy you can use to persist in meeting your goal?
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  • Review 7 Steps in the goal setting process: Step 1: Define your dreams Step 2: Write your SMART goals Step 3: Develop an action plan Step 4: Put Your Plan in Action Step 5: Dont Give Up Step 6: Make your goals SMARTER Evaluate and Revise Step 7: Reward Yourself for Your Progress
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  • Review SMARTER stands for: Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant, Timely, Evaluate, Revise Discuss: What are some strategies for persisting?
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  • References What Do You Really Want? How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens by Beverly Bachel, 2001 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/