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Setting and Working Toward Goals

Topic

Setting and Working Toward Goals

Subject

All

Grades

4th-adult

Overview: Through a hands-on activity, students experience the process of determining their current skill level, setting a goal, identifying practice and technique strategies, and monitoring and adjusting their progress toward their goal.  Students monitor and debrief their progress using a behavior-over-time graph and a goal-gap causal loop diagram. The activity involves the student balancing a cone constructed from newspaper on the palm of their hand. Using a rubric to score success, each student runs 4 trials, graphs the results and participates in a debriefing session.

ST Concepts & Habits

Concepts:

  • Change over time

  • Interdependencies

  • Balancing relationships

ST Tools

  • Behavior-over-time graph

  • Causal loop diagram

Standard

Students direct themselves as they strive for personal excellence.

Implemented by: Julie Guerrero and Joan Scurran

Submitted by: Catalina Foothills School District

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