Setting and Reaching Goals for Elementary School Children


Setting and Reaching Goals for Elementary School Children  

Success is paramount for each and every individual in life. However, this has to start right from when one is a child. As a child, you get to learn very quickly than any other stage in life. This is why children should have set goals and be able to reach them right from elementary school. This will help build a strong foundation for their life ahead. Here is an outline on how to help children in elementary school set and attain their goals.

1. Set a smart goal

The goal set should be realistic and adjustable. The goal set by the child should be attainable. Setting unrealistic goals will end up frustrating the child as when it comes to the time to reflect, the child will not have moved even a single step.

2. The goal should be precise and specific.

The goal set by the elementary school child should be straight to the point. A straightforward goal will be easy to achieve as well as review. Setting a vague goal will make the child be stuck in between. This is because the goal will end up being wide making it difficult to attain.

3. Set an adjustable goal.

The goal set by the child should be easily adjustable. Let’s say the child was to attain a certain grade in a particular subject by the end of the year. Due to the smart goal set and focus of the child, the goal is attained within the half year. The goal set should be easily reviewed and edited so as to give the child a new challenge of attaining even a greater grade. This will also help boost the child mentality of having to achieve more even when the set goal is achieved.

4. Write the set goal down.

Recent studies have shown that when a child writes down the goal that is intended to be achieved, it is normally achieved. This is because once the child gets to see the set goal each and every day, it sticks to the mind that there is work to be done. It is usually believed that ‘you have to see it to achieve it.’

5. The child should have a role model.

A child requires a role model. The model, a teacher, for example, should share the set goals with the children. This is because once the child sees that the role model is achieving the goals set, it will boost the children psych of attaining their goals. The child will see how the strategies set to achieve a certain goal has become a habit and use the same approach to achieve their goals.

6. Set timely goals.

The goals set by the child should be timed. This is because achieving a set goal will help boost the child’s brain activity and make it easy for the child to always achieve the desired goals on time or even way before the set time. This will even create more time to achieve more goals.

The child should also be well monitored. This is because the goal may turn to be challenging in between. Monitoring the child and assisting in between will make the child take the goals sound like an exciting activity. Proper monitoring also helps ensure that none of the children is left behind or lacks concentration on the set goals.

At the end of the set time, the set goals should be reviewed. This is to determine the following factors:

1. How best have they been achieved?

2. Have they been fully achieved?

3. Challenges faced towards attaining the goals

This will make it easier for the child to set and achieve the next goal.