As regular readers know, I’m a big proponent of encouraging students to set their own goals.
In fact, just this month I wrote a post for Teaching English – British Council titled Increasing Motivation Through Students Setting Goals.
In my book Helping Students Motivate Themselves, I included an extensive lesson plan on goal-setting, and you can download a recently updated version of it from my book’s website at Routledge.
One of the materials to be used in that lesson is a short excerpt from Michael Jordan’s autobiography on setting goals.
Unfortunately, the site that hosted that excerpt recently changed the url address of that story. You can now find it here.
I’m adding a link to this post to both The Best Posts On Students Setting Goals and to my resource page for the Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges book.