SMART Goal Setting for the New Year

Help your students write S.M.A.R.T. goals for the new year.

The new year is here!  It's the perfect time to help your kids set goals. I know we've all set New Year's Resolutions and they've probably lasted just a few days. That's probably because the resolution wasn't S.M.A.R.T. In order for goal setting to be effective you need to show your kids how to write S.M.A.R.T. goals. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Realistic and Timely.

As you have a discussion about S.M.A.R.T. goals, go over these questions.
Specific:  What exactly do you want to accomplish?
Measurable:  How will you know when you’ve reached this goal?
Action:  What will you need to do in order to reach your goal?
Realistic: Is this goal reachable? Can I really do this?
Timely:  When will you reach this goal?  What is your deadline? 

You can download these pages to help your students set up their S.M.A.R.T. goals for the new year.

Freebie!  Goal setting for students.

Freebie!  goals setting for kids.

Do you set New Year's goals or resolutions with your students? We'd love to see your ideas.  If you have a freebie or a blog post about setting goals with students please link up your ideas below.


  1. Love this!! I can't wait to use this with my students.

  2. I'm trying to print the second part of this pdf for Smart Goals where they actually publish them, but it just keeps coming up with the question guide sheet. Can you help please? I love them and really want to use them, as this is how I teach them. Thanks.

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  6. I can't download the second sheet...