In a few words, what is a goal you would like to achieve by the end of 11th grade?
Set realistic, achievable goals for yourself. Break large goals into smaller, more manageable ones. Stay organized and properly manage your time.
Achieving Your Goals in 11th Grade
SMART Goals: SMART goals are goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. Long-Term Goals: Long-term goals are goals that are set for a distant future and require extended effort and planning to achieve. Short-Term Goals: Short-term goals are goals that are set to be achieved in the short-term, usually within a few weeks or months.
Research has shown that writing down your goals can increase the likelihood of achieving them by up to 42%. Studies have shown that when goals are publicly announced, the likelihood of completing them increases by up to 76%. Research has shown that setting goals with a group of people increases the likelihood of completing the goals by up to 95%.
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What are your short-term and long-term goals?
What steps do you need to take to reach your goals?
How will achieving your goals help you make a positive impact on your community?
What strengths and weaknesses will you need to consider when setting goals?
Brain break: Draw a dinosaur with a feather boa and high heels, doing a little dance
Question: You are a high school student planning for the future. How will you set goals that are achievable and attainable? Clues: • Think about the time, resources and knowledge you have available to you. • Make realistic goals that are specific and measurable. • Break your goals into smaller, manageable parts. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Work in pairs to come up with a plan to set and achieve a goal. B. Explain your plan to your partner using a drawing.
What is a goal?
- A desired outcome or achievement
- A short-term plan
- A type of sports equipment
Which of the following is an example of a long-term goal?
- Graduating from college
- Doing laundry
- Eating breakfast
How can setting goals benefit you?
- Limits your potential
- Provides focus and motivation
- Causes stress and anxiety
What is an action plan?
- An imaginary plan that doesn't require any effort
- A list of excuses for not achieving a goal
- A detailed outline of steps to achieve a goal
Why is it important to set realistic goals?
- To impress others with your ambitions
- To challenge yourself beyond your limits
- To maintain motivation and avoid disappointment
Work together in pairs: What steps can you take now to ensure that you reach your academic goals by the end of 11th grade?