This is the eighth 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.
In part six, we added emotion to our goal.
In part seven, we added gratitude to our goal.
Part 8: Make Your Goals Visible.
We now have seven of the eight elements of the Amazing Teacher Goal Creation Formula in our goal. It’s identified. It’s amazing. It’s positive. It’s time-specific. It has already happened. It includes emotion, and it demonstrates gratitude.
Now we have to add the last element. It has to be visible.
It’s important that we place our goal in a place where we will see it on a daily basis. We have to be reminded of our amazing goal, so our daily actions are based on reaching this goal. It can be easy to give up on a student who is not performing to his/her ability, and many teachers do. The key is to write down these goals, and to keep them somewhere visible. You want to experience the emotion and gratitude every day. You want to make sure that your actions are in line with your amazing goals.
Teachers with amazing goals, keep reminding themselves that giving up on a student will not help them accomplish what they set out to do with their goal.
In our example, place this goal in your gradebook, and when you are calculating grades and notice that one of your students is falling below a B, you will automatically think of ways to support that student and get yourself back on track to reaching your goal.
It’s also a good idea to say your goal aloud, so you can actually hear yourself being reminded of what will happen at the end of the year.
This stuff works.
Give it a try. I know you’ll be just as amazed, as I was, how following this formula brings you the success you desire in the classroom.
After creating your amazing goals, the next step is to identify what needs to happen to reach that goal.
- Check grades often.
- Collaborate more with other teachers.
- Contact parents consistently.
- Offer tutoring before and after school.
- Take more time creating engaging lesson plans.
- Encourage your students more.
…and the list goes on.
There you have it – The Amazing Teacher Goal Creation Formula.
I also shared this formula on the Amazing Teacher Podcast. You can hear the episode here.
I hope you found it valuable. I know if you use this formula, you will see some amazing results in your classroom.
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Until next time, here’s to your Success in the Classroom!