New Year = Goals

We should encourage our students to set short term goals.  I do this a few times a year, using different activities.  This time, I divided the goals into 2.  First,  I asked my students to set goals that are not connected to ELL.  I like Dave Stuart Jr’s term ‘long – term flourishing’ and decided to use his ‘back from winter break‘  SMART goal setting activity.


The second activity was for the students to focus on themselves as English language learners.  I asked them to write down what is working and what they need to work on; a form of feedback I learnt from Jim Burke.


Next my students will go back to their goals and evaluate how they are doing.


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