How educators can facilitate students’ goal-setting

Educators should teach students to create and track their personal academic goals to teach them to be self-directed, disciplined learners, teacher-coach Elizabeth Stein writes in this blog post. She offers five ideas and includes links to resources to help students create charts, journals or calendars of their goals.

“With a new year comes the typical task of making resolutions, right? Well, not for me. The truth is I have learned that I am much more successful without making resolutions.

Resolutions feel too regimented, and they often lead to the stress of needing to do something different – something “better” simply because it’s a new year. Yet all too often, the hustle and bustle of everyday responsibilities yield little or no wiggle room.”

Continue reading Stein’s article here: http://www.middleweb.com/20021/5-aids-help-students-set-learning-goals/

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