Goal Setting

Purpose Statement

“The process of setting goals allows students to choose where they want to go in school and what they want to
achieve. By knowing what they want to achieve, they know what they have to concentrate on and improve. Goal
setting gives students long‐term vision and short‐term motivation.” (Teaching Community. Dorit Sasson)

PDSA - Plan, Do, Study, Act

The cycle begins with the Plan step. This involves identifying a goal or purpose, formulating a theory, defining success metrics and putting a plan into action. These activities are followed by the Do step, in which the components of the plan are implemented, such as making a product. Next comes the Study step, where outcomes are monitored to test the validity of the plan for signs of progress and success, or problems and areas for improvement. The Act step closes the cycle, integrating the learning generated by the entire process, which can be used to adjust the goal, change methods or even reformulate a theory altogether. These four steps are repeated over and over as part of a never‐ending cycle of continual improvement. (www.deming.org/theman/theories/pdsacycle)

SMART Goals - Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely

SMART goal setting brings structure and tractability into your goals and objectives. Instead of vague resolutions, SMART goal setting creates verifiable trajectories towards a certain objective, with clear milestones and an estimation of the goal's attainability. Every goal or objective, from intermediary step to overarching objective, can be made S.M.A.R.T. and as such, brought closer to reality. (http://www.yourcoach.be/en/coaching‐tools/smart‐goal‐setting.php)

Short Term Goals
A short-term goal is something you want to do in the near future. The near future can mean today, this week, this month, or even this year. A short-term goal is something you want to accomplish soon.

Long Term Goals
A long-term goal is something you want to accomplish in the future. Long-term goals require time and planning. They are not something you can do this week or even this year. Long-term goals are usually at least several years away (www.careerwise.mnscu.edu/mymncareers/english-learner/long-termgoal.html)