I recently created a new reflection/goal-setting sheet that I asked my ninth-grade students to complete, and it went pretty well. In fact, some of my colleagues are also using it. A few students rolled their eyes, but it’s created a fair amount of “grist” for follow-up conversations and continued refinement (After initially completing it, I’m having students make revisions now and then).
You can download the sheet here, and, just for ease of viewing, here are the list of questions (please please suggestions on how you think I can improve it):
1. What do you like about yourself? Name as many things as you like, but please list at least three:
2. What things about yourself would you like to change/improve? Name as many as you would like, but please list at least three. Please also say why you would like to improve them:
3. What can you do between now and the end of the school year to make those changes/improvements happen? Please be as specific as possible, and list at least three actions you can take:
4. What can your teachers, including Mr. Ferlazzo, do to help you make those changes? Please be as specific as possible, and list at least three actions they can take:
5. If you make those changes, can you think of some ways you can reward yourself for those accomplishments? List them:
I’m adding this info to The Best Posts On Students Setting Goals.