SCPS High School Gifted Education
Think, Plan, Action! Goal Setting in 2021
We definitely maneuvered uncharted territory in 2020. We learned many lessons from what 2020 threw at us: we taught students through computers, students taught us through computers, we learned to laugh at our biggest blunders, we learned to celebrate even the smallest of victories, and we learned to take many, many deep breaths. With all the lessons learned, we should not be shy about taking on new challenges. We have definitely learned that imperfection can be powerful. So now is the perfect time to set new goals for ourselves to ensure we continue to grow (and not just in our pant size!). We would love our students (and parents) to begin thinking of goals to help them stay focused and in turn, make better decisions about what they want to accomplish and how to accomplish it--be thoughtful and purposeful. With that in mind, we would like to share resources that will help everyone set new (or old), attainable goals to make the coming year a time of celebration and success!
Happy New Year!
~the SCPS High School Gifted Instructional Team
Hope for the New Year
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I approach everything step by step….I had always set short-term goals. As I look back, each one of the steps or successes led to the next one. When I got cut from the varsity team as a sophomore in high school, I learned something. I knew I never wanted to feel that bad again….So I set a goal of becoming a starter on the varsity. That’s what I focused on all summer. When I worked on my game, that’s what I thought about. When it happened, I set another goal, a reasonable, manageable goal that I could realistically achieve if I worked hard enough….I guess I approached it with the end in mind. I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and I focused on getting there. As I reached those goals, they built on one another. I gained a little confidence every time I came through.
Michael Jordan is a perfect example of someone who set goals and demonstrated what hard work and focus can achieve.
Goal Setting Form
Service to Others as a 2021 Goal
High School Gifted Instructional Team
Kevin Bouffard (BPHS) firstname.lastname@example.org
Feli Cardenas (NSHS) email@example.com
Susan Easter (CFHS) firstname.lastname@example.org
Kali Hamill (MVHS) email@example.com
Helga Purnell (SHS) firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephenie Fellinger (SCPS Gifted Facilitator) email@example.com