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March 2, 2022

Building Student Confidence with SMART Goals

Pear Deck Team

Pear Deck Team

One of the greatest gifts an educator can give their students is the opportunity to develop goal-setting skills — and the chance to practice the courage and resiliency it takes to achieve them. The ability to identify goals, work towards them, and deal with setbacks along the way is a lifetime lesson that will serve students far beyond their days in a classroom.

So, how can educators help build a school culture that engenders resilience? By challenging students to take risks and step outside of their comfort zones — while we guide them through the roadblocks that appear on their journey. Ultimately, it’s through that process that students achieve an important sense of strength and confidence in their own potential.

In that spirit, we’ve created a set of templates designed specially for helping students set and achieve SMART Goals. Many of you have requested these templates, so we’re extra excited to share them with you!

Our Pear Deck Templates for SMART Goals begin by outlining the five elements of a SMART goal…

Pear Deck Templates for SMART Goals— edit or adapt as needed to fit your classroom!

…and give students the opportunity to break down their goal step by step.

Pear Deck Templates for SMART Goals— edit or adapt as needed to fit your classroom!

At the end of the activity, students can reflect on the complete SMART goal. Consider printing out these slides to post in the classroom or share with others.

Pear Deck Templates for SMART Goals— edit or adapt as needed to fit your classroom!

Download a copy of Pear Deck Templates for SMART Goals and help your students learn how to stretch and grow!

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