Posts Tagged ‘goal setting’

How to Raise a Resilient Child

  The Positive Side to Challenging Situations What does your child do when faced with a challenging situation? Give Up Find an adult to fix the problem Attempt to solve the problem What is resilience?  It is the ability to recover from difficulties. What are the key factors in developing resilience?  Here’s what we know…

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The secret sauce to setting and achieving goals

Teaching SMART goal setting is the key What does the child in your life wish for in the new year? score a winning run for their baseball team? make an A in algebra? make a new friend? a pony? As we look toward the new year, it is always a good time to teach children…

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Kids and vision boards

If there is one activity that is always a hit with kids, it’s creating a vision board.  I’ve used vision boards as a way to create focus for kids around different topics such as goal setting or determining an intention for the next season. In a previous post, I talked about the importance of reviewing an intention that was…

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Learning from goal setting

Reflection and Review Enhances Learning In an earlier post this year, I suggested that students set an intention for the year and review that intention midway through the school year and again at the end of the school year.  As the school year comes to a close, it is a good time to determine the success of…

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The secret to helping students develop grit

You are barely into the school year and already you have a sense about which students will be successful in your class and which ones will be slackers… don’t you? Are you usually right? How do you know?  What are the characteristics of the children who stay the course and succeed? How are they different…

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How to Create an Intentional Year

January is the time of year for setting goals and planning for the future.  It’s also the time of year when it can be hard to drum up some excitement for the learning opportunities ahead. Blustery weather, overcast days and early nights when everyone is cooped up inside can quell even the most spirited among us.  The…

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