Have you seen the book Annie's Plan? The book follows a little girl, Annie, who has a hard time staying focused and doing her best in school. This is a go-to book to teach organization, goal setting, and other study skills. I have taught whole-class lessons, group sessions, and used the book in individual sessions. It really is an essential to the elementary counselor's office. I've created a lesson plan with a cute printable using the concept of a GPS to know where you're going and the ultimate question: how will you know when you get there? Check out the Annie's Plan Lesson.
Do you run Academic Achievement Groups? This is one of my favorite parts of my school counseling program. The cornerstone of the group is weekly goal setting and check ins to help students to see the power they have over their own learning.
Check out the blog post to see how the students in my group went from 0% passing our end of grade test to 69% passing. You can also see all the lesson plans on TPT.
Goals don't start and end with teachers. In this professional development, I focused on connecting the growth mindset with goal setting. I taught the basics of solution focused goal setting and created a printable to use with students.
You can read the blog post with a free printable or get the whole PD on TPT.
Decorate your office and help your students create goals with the MAP It Out Bulletin Board. Using Control Theory, students can identify the purpose of their behavior, current behaviors, and identify goals and a plan for moving forward.
Check out a step-by-step explanation of the tool or download from TPT.