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Making Goals Public


I’ve written about the goal-setting process I’ve been using with my students.

Today, I read about a study related to weight-loss that might have some application to the classroom. It’s titled “Does Making a Public Commitment Really Help People Lose Weight?”

It basically says that people who posted their goals publicly on the wall were more likely to achieve them.

During our next round of goal-setting, I’m thinking of giving students the option of making a post sharing their goals and putting them on the classroom wall, though I don’t feel comfortable about making it a requirement.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.



    Probably learned about this on Byrne’s blog!! 🙂


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