At the beginning of the school year, families are asked to fill out questionnaires identifying character strengths and weaknesses the student feels he/she embodies. As the student begins to develop a healthy sense of self they are also asked to set specific goals to improve their character traits. Goals can be reviewed, reflected upon, changed and even mastered throughout the year.
2. Collect all character assessments (anyone with families unwilling/able to participate could use a peer helper, mentor teacher or former teacher to aid with the assessment.)
3. Review and discuss goal setting; goals must me SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely.)
4. Students work with a partner, group or teacher to set goals to achieve goals.
5. Goal sheets are copied and kept visible to keep the students reflecting on progress. A copy should be sent home to encourage reflection and growth at home as well.
Extensions and Adaptations
To review words in the classroom or at home students/families can visit the School Tube website for informational videos on each character word. Great ideas for goal setting can come from these videos!
Related Links and Resources
“Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade-level topics and texts with peers and adults in small and large groups.” CCSS SL#1