The below ‘S.M.A.R.T.’ template is published under Creative Commons. Feel free to share on your own blog, school site or social network.
Over a 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln said “a goal set properly is halfway reached.”
However, it’s harder to set a actionable goal rather than express a feeling or dream about the future.
The attached SMART Goals Worksheet can be used to help set a goal that is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time bound. Utilizing this framework, students can learn to set SMART goals to help them plan for success in the future. While this handout is geared to students, anyone can benefit from the SMART Goal system.
How can you use this table?
- Blog or presentation – The template is free to use under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Feel free to use a digital copy of the table in your writing, blogging or presentations. But please do provide attribution and a link back to this source page.
- In your classroom – It’s a great handout to use with your students anytome during the year. Discuss the SMART worksheet as a whole with your students. Students can then use the worksheet to help take ownership of their aspirations for the year.
- At Home – We all can use the SMART framework to make sure our goals truly are concrete and accountable. When I’m looking at bigger projects, I print off a bunch of these templates to keep handy just to keep the “dreamer” in me grounded.