One of the options for the academic skills unit I gave my 4th grade teachers was a 3-part lesson on goal setting. Another was for an "all in one" goal setting lesson. I had one teacher pick each, so lesson planning/editing I went. So much of what I was finding on goal setting in my searches for was about saving money to buy expensive things, or working hard to do something like get in the school play - not a fit for what my teachers were looking for. Or it was just a bit above my students, academically and/or developmentally.
I decided the three main components to goal setting that I wanted to include were: what are goals/why are goals important/what are types of goals, what makes a goal a "good" goal, and personal goal setting.
Here's the Part 1 PPT - below is a brief outline of it. I would share the PPT for download but it includes images and a video I don't have rights to distribute (I'm a 'google image searcher'). Should be easy enough to recreate if you wanted to though.
-Go through PPT to explore the idea of goals, the importance of goals, and the types of goals.
-After discussing academic goals:
-Students brainstorm ideas of academic goals on white boards. Have a few share out.
-After discussing personal goals:
-Show SuperBowl dog diet/exercise commercial and discuss
-Students do 3 rounds of snowball fight with personal goals. Discuss in a circle.
The video doesn't show in the PPT, but here it is! It was truly the best video clip I could find on this topic. I don't love that it's about weight loss, but it's funny and hits home the main points I'm trying to get across.