Goal Setting 2014

 Goal Setting in Grades 9-10

 Yokohama International School

Step 1: Identifying strengths and areas for improvement

Strengths:

I worked well in groups last year.

I also worked well on my own.

I could focus on what I needed to do.

I could get most my homework done on time.

When working with my friends we would work well and fast.

Areas for improvement:

I need to be more serious in some classes.

I need to improve how much effort i put into my work.

I left my work till the last minute and rushed.

I didn’t ask for help when I didn’t understand a task.

Sometimes I forgot homework assignments.

When working with friends we would sometimes fool around too much and annoy other people whilst working.

Step 2: Organizing the information

STRENGTHS AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT

1. Work well on my own  1. Put in more effort

 

2. Work well with others  2. Fooled around and annoyed others

 

3. Work well with friends  3. Left homework too late

Step 3: Identifying my goals

Goal #1:

Over the next semester, I want to Improve my focus and how I work in class.

 

Goal #2:

Over the next semester, I want to Improve on the amount of effort I put into my work.

 

Goal #3:

Over the next semester, I want to finish my homework before anything else and turn it in complete and on time.


 

Step 4: Developing strategies to achieve my goals and ways of measuring them to know if I have achieved them.  For example:

Goal# 1:  Over the next semester, I want be less distracted by my computer.

To achieve this goal I will … (these are my strategies)

  1. Make eye contact with the person who is speaking

  2. Close the computer down even if the teacher hasn’t told me to do so because I know that I listen better that way

  3. Never have anything open which the teacher hasn’t asked me to open

I will know I have reached my goal when…

  • These are how I will measure whether I have achieved it

Step 4: Developing strategies

Goal # 1: To achieve this goal I will…

Step 1: Close my computer when I don’t need it open.

Step 2: Focus on what I’m supposed to be focusing on.

Step 3: Ignore anything that could cause a distraction.

I will know that I have reached my goal when I find it easy to keep focus on work and when I don’t need clarification on the task.

It feels like…

It sounds like…

It looks like….

Goal # 2: To achieve this goal I will…

Step 1: Take my time with a long term project.

Step 2: Make sure to put in everything that is needed.

Step 3 Mind the due date so I can get it done in time and so I don’t rush it.

I will know that I have reached my goal when my work is better quality and I don’t need to stress about the due dates.

It feels like…

It sounds like…

It looks like….

Goal # 3: To achieve this goal I will…

Step 1: Check if I have any homework even if I think I don’t.

Step 2: Ask my classmates incase the teacher didn’t put it on Veracross.

Step 3: Finish the homework before doing what I want to.

I will know that I have reached my goal when I always hand in homework on time and I don’t worry about when it’s due.

It feels like…

It sounds like…

It looks like….

Reflection of my first week

1.

High Points:

  • First lessons with different teachers because We get to meet our new teachers for the year
  • Being with different people in different classes because we can meet more of the new students as well as be in classes with more friends

Low Points:

  • Lots’s of waiting because waiting and doing nothing is a bit boring
  • we didn’t really do anything in the first week so again it was a bit boring

2.

I plan to make homework and long term projects my priority instead of leaving them to the last minute like I did a few times last year.