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					SMART Goals
Wednesday, October

     6th Grade
   Smart Goals #2
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                Goal Setting
             • Content Objective
TLW: review the importance of setting goals,
discuss the difference between short-term and
long-term goals, and develop SMART goals
based on their dreams for the future.
              Language Objective
I will review my goals from last week and set
new goals.

1. What does the acronym “SMART” stand
2. Is the following goal a SMART goal for a
   6th grader? I will fly to the moon
   tomorrow. Explain why or why not.
3. What is one of your SMART goals for 6th
     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
  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).
         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
• 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
                                Weinstein & Awalt, 2001
                            SMART Goals
• SMART Goals are:
                                      Microsoft, 2011
 Adapted from Doran, 1981
       Become a Goal Getter!
• Review your someday I will-
  What is the dream you most want to
   accomplish in your future?
• Create a SMART goal for that dream.
• Here’s an example.
             Dream Example
• Dream: to be a doctor
  – What is something I
    need to do to get
    • I will need to go to
      college and then
      medical school
    • I can write a long-term
      goal for graduating
      from medical school

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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 can’t become a doctor unless I graduate from medical
• When can I achieve this goal?
   – I’m in 6th 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
    SMART Goal Example

My goal:
 I will graduate from
  medical school in
  14 years.

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             Your SMART goal
• In your notebook, 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 other’s goals. Do they fulfill the
    criteria? Can your partner answer all of the
    questions on the handout?
     SMART Goals in Naviance

• Now that you’ve
  practiced writing a
  SMART goal, you’re
  ready to write SMART
  goals in Naviance!
      SMART Goals in Naviance

• Log in to Naviance
• Click on the “My Planner” tab
      SMART Goals in Naviance
Click on the “Goals” tab

Select “SMART Goals” form the dropdown menu
      SMART Goals in Naviance
• On this screen:
  – First fill in the
    SMART goal
    boxes, answering
    the questions
  – Then, type your
    long-term SMART
    goal up top.
      SMART Goals in Naviance

• Don’t worry about adding next steps yet.
• To add more goals, return to the “goals”
• Now, write 3 short-term goals (that you can
  accomplish this semester) that will help you
  reach your long-term goal.
  – Look at your past goals. Have you accomplished
     • If so, great job!
     • If not, are they still appropriate goals? Turn them
       into SMART goals!
     • If they’re no longer appropriate, come up with
       new goals.

1. What does the acronym “SMART” stand
2. Is the following goal a SMART goal for a
   6th grader? I will fly to the moon
   tomorrow. Explain why or why not.
3. What is one of your SMART goals for 6th
• SMART stands for:
   –Specific, Measureable, Achievable,
    Relevant, and Timely
• Discuss: What some of the SMART goals
  you set for this semester?
• Next class we will talk more about
  achieving your goals and making your
  goals even “SMARTER”
• 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

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