Motivation

Easy Goal-setting Tips and Activities for Children

Many a time students don’t do well in school because they don’t know where to go or what to aim for. They wander aimlessly through their curriculum without identifying weakness and setting SMART goals for themselves.

This is especially true for the age group I teach which comprises of 9 and 10 year olds. However, surprisingly I have met even adults without these skills.

Recently while browsing through the internet, I came across these interesting articles with activities to teach children the skill of setting goals for themselves.

It’s called “4 Step Guide to Help Students Set Effective Goals (Plus a Bonus Tip)”.

Article

Here’s another article with various activities to help children set goals. These activities can be done in the class or by parents and guardians at home.

Article

Don’t forget just setting the goal isn’t important, we must also review our goals after regular intervals of time.

Hope this helps.

Happy learning!

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20 thoughts on “Easy Goal-setting Tips and Activities for Children”

  1. Dear ma’am Tarana,
    My goal is to make our city clean by 2022. I will do this by first keeping my colony clean. Secondly, I will ensure that my surroundings are also clean. Next, my school should look spic and span and crystal clear. After that, I will encourage my friends and neighbours to follow the same. This will encourage more and more people to join us and participate in regular cleanliness drives. Thanks a lot ma’am for these wonderful ideas which will help me in future.
    Regards
    Mehal Mohan
    V A

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  2. If people pay attention to my habits, they can easily see I was a special ed. student from age 5-16; on Ritalin for most of those years. Back then, study and learning skills weren’t taught to kids like me; instead they were segregate (put in a different place away from others).

    I patched together some good habits on my own when I was older through hard and hurtful outcome, and learning study habits got harder when I got older. I have a lot of chinks (Holes) in this way I study and learning new things. I’m 54 now, and I’m still not very good at organizing my study habits, so it is so important to learn it now; and ask for help so that a better way to learn how to study now when you are young, so that it is easier when you are older.

    I’m a very successful nurse now. Even though I was always smart, I wish I had someone to help me when I was younger. College was hard for me, but I was an honor student and I graduated with honors. But it was still harder. If you learn good study habits, it will be a lot easier.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your story so candidly. I totally agree that learning good habits becomes tougher after a certain age, including good study habits. We can do our best to inculcate them as adults and some of us do become good at them as well, but it is a more difficult struggle.

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    2. Thanks for sharing your story so candidly. I totally agree that learning good habits becomes tougher after a certain age, including good study habits. We can do our best to inculcate them as adults and some of us do become good at them as well, but it is a more difficult struggle in adulthood for some people.

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