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  • 1. American School Counselor Association (2004). ASCA National Standards for Students. Alexandria, VA: Author

2. Prepare todays students to become tomorrows adults. 3. Standard A: Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span. Standard B: Students will complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial post-secondary options, including college. Standard C: Students will understand the relationship of academics to the world of work and to life at home and in the community. American School Counselor Association (2004). ASCA National Standards for Students. Alexandria, VA: Author 4. Standard A: Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions. Standard B: Students will complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial post-secondary options, including college. Standard C: Students will understand the relationship of academics to the world of work and to life at home and in the community. American School Counselor Association (2004). ASCA National Standards for Students. Alexandria, VA: Author 5. Standard A: Students will acquire the knowledge, attitudes and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others. Standard B: Students will make decisions, set goals and take necessary action to achieve goals. Standard C: Students will understand safety and survival skills. American School Counselor Association (2004). ASCA National Standards for Students. Alexandria, VA: Author 6. Personal-Social Development Standard B Students will make decisions, set goals and take appropriate action to achieve goals. 7. How can school counselors and teachers work together to prepare our students in: *establishing appropriate goals? *achieving set goals? *making wise decisions? 8. Research Shows Students perform better when taking an increased responsibility for their work Students who are skilled at self-regulation set mastery goals over performance goals Mastery goal: I will use my grandmothers recipe to make my favorite fettucine alfredo Performance goal: I will make something delicious Attaining these goals becomes motivation for students to continue to challenge themselves Cooper, J.E., Horn, S., Strahan, D.B. (2005) If only they would do their homework: promoting self-regulation in high school english classes University of North Carolina Press. 9. PECIFIC EASURABLE TTAINABLE ELEVANT IME FRAME 10. I want to get good grades specific I want to increase my cumulative GPA to 92 and graduate with honors 11. I want to do better in math -NO I want to get at least an 85 on all math exams this year -YES 12. An goal should be challenging but realistic I want to graduate HS on time with honors 13. (un)ATTAINABLE I want to complete HS in 2 years and receive a full scholarship to the Ivy League university of my choice 14. I want to be in the NFL Is this goal consistent with other goals in the students short-term and long-term plans? I want to make the HS football team 15. I want to buy a car Goals should have a time frame that give the student a target deadline I want to save enough money to purchase a car by this time next year 16. Who Can Participate In Goal-Setting? Target Population: All 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade students Implemented By: Teachers and school counselors can collaborate to implement an annual goal-setting workshop each September 17. SMART goal workshop presented by teachers in classroom. SMART goals worksheets to be distributed and completed in class Worksheets will be collected and routed to the school counseling department School counselors will meet with each student to review worksheet with him/her 18. School counselors can meet with students quarterly to review their progress in achieving their goals or to revise goals as needed In addition to quarterly meetings, school counselors can meet with students as needed Faculty input welcome and encouraged