This is the sixth installment in the Amazing Teacher Goal Creation Formula series.
Again, our objective is to create a goal for success in the classroom. We’re not creating just any goal, however. We’re creating amazing goals. That’s what we do. Amazing teachers create amazing goals, and you are an amazing teacher.
In part one, we identified what success will look like.
In part two, we made our goal amazing.
I part three, we made our goal positive.
In part four, we made our goal time specific.
In part five, we made our goals as if they were already accomplished.
Now, if you really want to add some power to your goal, you have to incorporate the 6th element of the formula – emotion.
Adding emotion to our goals is like injecting steroids to our goals – good steroids. This is where you have to do some more visualizing. Imagine it’s the end of the year, and you’re looking through your gradebook, and every student is passing with a B or better. How does that make you feel? What emotions are you experiencing? Pride? Satisfaction? Joy? Excitement? It’s a great feeling. It’s a feeling of success. Let’s add that feeling to our goal.
I am excited and happy that at the end of the 2016-2017 school year, every student is passing my class with a B or better.
You can make it even more visual:
I am excited and happy to be presenting honor roll certificates at the end of the year award ceremony to every student in my class, because they passed my class with a B or better.
Now that is an amazing goal. When you visualize your goal being accomplished and experiencing the emotions that go with it, it has a motivating effect that keeps you from giving up. There’s something that goes on in the subconscious that gives you that extra energy you need to make your amazing goal a reality. It really is powerful.
We’ve come a long way from our original goal of just having fewer students fail the class. In the next part of the formula, we add an element that really makes our goal achievable.
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Until next time, here’s to your Success in the Classroom!