Lesson 5- Tracking Your Progress
It is important to track your progress towards your goals. Goals can be short-term or long- term. Sundays are a good day for making preparations for the week. This is a good time to write assignments in your planner/Google Calendar. Consider writing at least 3 goals for yourself for the week. Think about your "Rock Priorities" for the week, and set goals that address those priorities.
Remember to use the S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting format:
On Sundays, in addition to setting goals for the next week, review your goals for the previous week, and determine your progress. Remember to focus on the positive, and be flexible. Sometimes our best plans get off track. So be patient with yourself, and get back on track as soon as you can. S.M.A.R.T. goals for academic improvement can be both short-term and long-term. Consider setting academic goals by the week, quarter, and semester. Use the SMART Goals Worksheet to identify and track short-term and long-term goals.
Remember to track your grades through PowerSchool on your Chromebook. There is no reason for you not to know what your grades are.
Keep up with your grades so that you can set some goals for upcoming tests and projects.
Remember the 3 day policy for making up work after an absence, and that an "I" will be placed by the teacher in PowerSchool for any work that you missed when absent. The "I" will average as a 0, so getting the work made up in the 3 day period should be your goal if you are absent.
Setting goals and tracking your progress takes motivation and work. You have to want it. Are you willing to put forth the effort to reach your goals? It's your life. You are responsible for the results. "One extra degree of effort separates the good from the great. Are you ready to turn up the heat? You have a target for everything you do-212 degrees." (from 212 Degrees video)