What is a smart goal? (Answer in a few words)
A goal should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timely. Write down your goals and plan how you can achieve them. Set short-term and long-term goals for yourself.
Setting Smart Goals
A SMART goal is a goal that is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. It is a goal that is easier to track and measure progress towards. In order to create a SMART goal, you should think about why the goal is important to you, and set a timeline for when you would like to achieve the goal. When creating a SMART goal, it should be something that you can work on and measure your progress towards. As you work on the goal, it should get easier and easier to reach the goal.
When creating a SMART goal, the 'R' stands for realistic and reasonable. This means that your goal should be something that you can realistically achieve. SMART goals often require breaking down a larger goal into smaller, more manageable goals. SMART goals don't have to be written down to be effective - you can also use visual reminders, like pictures or drawings.
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Work together in pairs: What is one goal that you have for yourself that you could work towards this week?
What is one SMART goal for the end of the year?
Brain break: Create a drawing of a two-headed alien spaceship. The spaceship should have two heads, each with two eyes, two antennas and two sets of wings. Include a message from the alien inhabitants of the spaceship in the drawing.
What is a Smart Goal?
- A goal that is difficult to achieve.
- A goal that is specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely.
- A goal that is easy to achieve.
- A goal that you can achieve in a day.
What part of a Smart Goal should you focus on first?
What is a good example of a Smart Goal?
- I will learn a new word every day.
- I will get a perfect score on my math test.
- I will become the best athlete in the world.
- I will get an A in math this semester.
What should you do if your Smart Goal is too hard?
- Give up.
- Make it easier.
- Set a new goal.
- Ask for help.
What should you do once you have achieved your Smart Goal?
- Set a new goal.
- Tell everyone.
- Ignore it.