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Goals

A message from your School Counselor…….

The Importance of Setting Goals

As we progress through the school year, it is important for students to understand how to set goals. Students of all ages can set goals. With the elementary students, starting with a small, measurable goal is a great way to begin. First, students should understand  that a goal is an outcome they wish to achieve in a specific amount of time. One method that is often used for goal setting is called  a SMART Goal, which stands for the following:  

The goal is…

S- Specific

M- Measurable

A- Attainable

R- Relevant/ results-oriented

T-Time framed

Students can also keep a journal or list of the goals and the date they have accomplished the goal. All in all, setting academic goals is a great way to track progress!

Mrs. Magner

Throop Elementary School Counselor