Make Your Goal Stick
by Thad Falkner, Head of School
Students often set goals at the beginning of an academic year. Yet, the start of a new calendar year is an opportunity for parents and educators to teach, or revisit, the valuable skill of goal-setting.
It comes as no surprise that achieving success often is the culminating activity to a goal that was set previously. Examples of this success can be found in all areas, whether it be in the business office, orchestra pit, laboratory, athletic field, art studio or writer's desk. Helping elementary and early childhood students gain the life skill of productively setting and working to realize a goal is a very worthwhile endeavor.
Give it a try:
Children have multiple traits which contribute to why they learn so very rapidly, and we should take delight that two of these are enthusiasm and joy. By introducing the skill of goal-setting, you leverage those traits to prepare a child for a milestone circumstance - realizing a significant accomplishment.
Happy New Year, and here’s to enthusiasm, joy, and success for our students in 2018!
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