1. Topic-
What Are Goals?
2. Content-
Dreams, wishes, objectives, plans, daily decisions and accomplishments are all key words to think about and use when defining goals for yourself.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will understand what goals are and why they are important to make for yourself.
2. Students will understand the relationship between setting and achieving goals and having higher self-esteem.
3. Students will discuss what happens to people when they do not have goals, dreams, or wishes.
4. Objectives-
1.Student will be able to write, draw, dictate, or express one dream or wish they
have for themselves for the future.
2. Student will be able to write, draw, dictate, or express one or more feelings that they have when they accomplish their dreams or wishes.
3. Student will be able to write, draw, dictate, or express one or more ways that they can make a step towards accomplishing their future goal.
5. Materials and Aids-
Markers, tag board, lined paper, pencils, iPad
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

We set goals everyday. When we get up in the morning, we make up our minds that we are going to do a certain amount of things that day. We make a plan in our heads of what we would like to do. This is the how goal setting begins.

B. Development-

Our dreams and wishes are the beginning ideas for goals. Some of our dreams and wishes become goals and some remain dreams and wishes and do not become real. In order for the dreams and wishes to come true, they have to be both, very meaningful to us but also within our power to achieve.

C. Practice-

This is the time for you to think about your interests and the things that you like to fill your day with at school, at home, with your family, friends, with your dog, your neighbor, or by yourself? Do you like to help others? Do you have a hobby? Do you like to play sports? Express yourself using, markers, writing on paper, dictating to staff, or being videotaped on the iPad.

D. Independent Practice-

Students will begin to report what things they did that day and what things they would like to do the next day as a way to begin to think about setting goals for the future.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Each student may choose the way that they feel compelled to express themselves.

F. Checking for understanding-

Have a group discussion, with staff supporting and prompting as needed, having students explaining and discussing what goals are in their power of reaching and what goals are not in their power of reaching.

G. Closure-

Explaining the importance of having goals to the students and giving concrete examples of when having a goal makes a huge difference in the way we live our lives and how we feel about ourselves.
7. Evaluation-
Did student understand what a goal is? Did student understand how achieving goals increases self-esteem? Did student understand what happens to people who don't have goals?

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