EMS Counselor's Corner
Happy New Year!
SMART goals are:
Specific: What is it that you want to accomplish? Usually answers the 5 Ws (Who? What? Where? When? Why?)
Measurable: How will you know when the goal is accomplished?
Attainable: Is it realistic?
Relevant: Does this goal meet a need?
Time-bound: What is the deadline for meeting this goal?
Here are some suggestions for SMART goals students can set for the new school year:
- Grade Goal: During the first marking period, I will complete my homework during the hours of 6 to 7 p.m. on school nights at my desk in my bedroom.
- Organization Goal: I will spend 10 minutes each day when I get home (during the school year when school is in session) to go through the items in my backpack to make sure they are in the proper location. I will then dispose of any items I do not need or that do not belong in my backpack.
No Name-Calling Week
IF YOU HAVE A MINUTE
- Catch someone being kind! See a friend being kind? Take a pic and tag it with hashtag #CaughtBeingKind.
- Do a random act of kindness. If you have your phone on you, take a pic, and share it using the hashtag #CelebrateKindness
IF YOU HAVE AN HOUR
- Print and post No Name-Calling Week posters around school. Remember to get permission from the appropriate teachers and administrators before you post them!
- Advocate for your teachers to use one of the many middle or high school lesson plans!
IF YOU HAVE AN AFTERNOON
- Watch one of these awesome films by our friends at GroundSpark and consider its implications for society today and your school environment; even better, grab a few of your friends (or GSA), then watch and discuss the film(s) together!
- Create! Use the afternoon to create something to enter in the Creative Expression Exhibit.
- Pass a Proclamation! Use this guide to research and advocate for a No Name-Calling Week proclamation in your school district or community.
- Donate a book! Here’s a list of great No Name-Calling Week books you can purchase and donate to your former elementary school, or elementary schools in the area.
To learn more about No Name-Calling Week, visit GLSEN.org/nonamecallingweek.
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