5 thoughts on “Ah-ha moment with Goal Setting

  • January 30, 2012 at 9:57 pm
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    Along with goal setting, opportunities for feedback must be built-in.
    Now that our students have been exposed to GANAG, they are coming to expect the goal at the beginning of the lesson.

  • January 30, 2012 at 9:58 pm
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    Activities are a way to reach the goal, but not the goal itself.
    Don’t become complacent with just writing the goal on the board; students should interact with the goal (read to teacher, restate to a partner, write it down).
    It’s OK to keep goals from day to day, or build on a goal from the previous day.

  • January 30, 2012 at 10:12 pm
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    WE have been working hard at developing our GANAG abilty, but after reading we can see that we are not really delivering goals and PK as effectively as we could be. Do kids really understand the goals we post, are we having them reflect/assess their progress toward goal during lesson, and do our APKs really serve to let the kids connect to what they know about the learning goal?
    We see our GANAG as a work in progress, understanding more each time we study what the keys to success are.

  • January 30, 2012 at 10:14 pm
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    We liked the idea of students paraphrasing or rewriting the goal in their own words. HOWEVER, we disagreed with students “personalizing” the goal to the extent that the true learning objective is lost. IF anything a second “personal” goal could be added – but we thought it was important for students not to loose site of the true learning goal.
    We also thought that having students think about the effort they would need to put forth to meet the goal is critical – and something we often overlook in moving from the goal to the APK.

  • January 30, 2012 at 10:14 pm
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    We liked the idea of students paraphrasing or rewriting the goal in their own words. HOWEVER, we disagreed with students “personalizing” the goal to the extent that the true learning objective is lost. IF anything a second “personal” goal could be added – but we thought it was important for students not to loose site of the true learning goal.
    We also thought that having students think about the effort they would need to put forth to meet the goal is critical – and something we often overlook in moving from the goal to the APK.

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