December 2020

2021 Goal Setting


Who remembers their goals they set for themselves last December/January for 2020? Did you achieve those goals? Don’t feel bad if you didn’t. 2020 was a year that no one saw coming. There were surprises around every corner. It is time to brush off those goal setting notebooks and look forward to 2021, don’t worry you can recycle some of your unused goals from 2020!

What are the rules for setting goals? Are there any? No! Some people set small goals that they can achieve throughout the year and some people set grand goals that will take all year to achieve. I want to challenge all of us to think about what goals we want to set for ourselves personally and professionally, you know it is important to have balance (HINT: that could be a goal). Take some time to brainstorm and think about your goals and write them down.

Don’t stop there, encourage your students —no matter their age—to set goals and keep them in a journal. Use these journal prompts with your students to help brainstorm and get those goal juices flowing.

Journal Prompts

  • What do you want to accomplish this year?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
  • What is something you never want to change about yourself?
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?

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