Free SMART Goals Planning Template for Elementary and Middle School Students
Printable and Digital SMART Goals Planning Template
Help your students maximize their potential by teaching them to set SMART goals. SMART is a goal-setting acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. Use the printable and digital planning template linked below to guide your students through the goal-setting process.
Your goal must be specific. This means it should be clearly defined and understandable. Specific goals are fine-tuned and exact. A specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal. To make sure your goal is specific, include as many answers to the 5Ws (who, what, when, where, and why) as possible.
Example: Decreasing your mile time is a general goal. Running a mile in less than ten minutes is a specific goal.
A goal needs to be measurable. There must be a way to track progress and determine if the goal is achieved. An easy way to do this is to set mini-goals that can be accomplished while working towards the larger goal. To determine if your goal is measurable, ask yourself the following questions:
How will I know if I achieved my goal?
Example: If you are trying to run a mile in less than ten minutes, you can measure your progress in 30-second intervals.
A goal should be attainable. A goal that is possible to achieve is an attainable goal. It is important that your goal is challenging, but it needs to be something you can realistically accomplish with hard work.
Example: Setting a goal to run a mile in less than ten minutes is only attainable if you can run a mile without stopping.
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