Middle School Goal Setting Lesson

Do you like to have students working on goal-setting lessons?

Have you planned out what are you teaching your first day or week back after the winter break? 

I love having students reflect on the previous year and set goals for the new year. It is a great way to get students back into learning mode without starting right away on a challenging new lesson. To help students work on their reflections and goals, I created a free new year’s goal-setting lesson for middle school students. 

Students enjoy the variety provided in this lesson as it contains videos, independent and group work as well as an opportunity to showcase their new year’s goals.

Goal Setting Lesson Overview

Use this engaging middle school goal setting lesson to help your students create goals and resolutions for the new year.

  1. In the lesson, students get some New Year’s resolution ideas from Simon’s Cat. Then they take these ideas and brainstorm using a graphic organizer how to make the ideas work for them. 
  2. After they will watch a video about new year’s resolutions and learn ways that help people improve their chances of sticking with their resolutions.
  3. Then students work in groups with their peers to reflect on their academic challenges and success of the previous year. 
  4. They use the information discussed in the brainstorming discussion to create a list of things that worked well for them and things they can improve on for the new year.
  5. At the end of the lesson, students will write out a new year’s wish that can be displayed in class or on a bulletin board.
  6. If time permits, have students create a digital or print vision board for the new year.

This goal-setting lesson comes in both PDF and digital formats.

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Use this engaging middle school goal setting lesson to help your students create goals and resolutions for the new year.

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