This week’s schedule is simply just alternating P90X Live and Tabata. My two soul mate workouts. We end it with the big TABATA BIRTHDAY BASH! Please let me know if you need a guest pass…. Wear purple if you got it!
For many areas, this week is back to school! This week is not just about early bedtime and picking out “the right outfit”. It is also about goal setting!
My son’s school has their students’ set goals every week. When they first began, the teachers walked them through the S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting techniques. Goals can include scholastic goals or habitual goals. Previous goals can be evaluated to set the current goals. The beauty of this all is that the teachers are not setting the goal for the students; our students are setting their own goals! They have to ask themselves:
- Is this goal SPECIFIC?
- Is this goal MEASURABLE?
- Is this goal ACTIONABLE?
- Is this goal REALISTIC?
- Is this goal TIMELY?
The (specific) goals are set on Monday along with two ways to achieve this goal (actionable). The students’ respective teacher reviews (realistic) the set goals and they are seen daily as a reminder. They reevaluate (measurable) at the end of the week, and then set new goals or new game plans, if need be. The students report on the progress of their goals at the end of the week and whether or not they have successfully met that goal. Maybe, those goals will have been met (timely). There might be a new challenge that is more pressing. This process begins each Monday.
When I found out about this, my son and I were actually sitting down and writing down his goals for the school year. I was writing my goals and he was writing down his. All he wanted to do is play with his friends. He asked me why he had to do this. I began explaining the importance of setting goals, “Mommy is constantly setting goals so that I can grow my business and be the best for my clients. You always want to improve, blah, blah, blah…”
“Mom! I know all of that. We do this every year at school. I just don’t know why I have to do it twice.”
I asked him about the process. (Was it mom approved) I was so impressed! They started this in first grade! Now, we brainstorm his goals a week or two before school starts, but I no longer make him write them at home… I just make him copy them when he writes them for school. I know, I know… I’m so mean!
I have so many praises for the educators and staff that have been part of my son’s education. This is just one of the things that makes me love them even more! Do you set goals? Are they S.M.A.R.T. Goals? I would love to hear your method!