Student Goal Setting Templates, One Word Examples, & Vision Boards

“Goals. There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.” – Jim Rohn

The new year is a wonderful time to inspire your students to set goals and plan for academic and personal success. By helping your students set and achieve goals you also help them develop a growth mindset, which is what they need to be successful human beings. Planning and achieving goals is greatly tied to inspiration. Initial inspiration is much easier to spark, but continuous inspiration is harder to sustain. This is why I encourage my students to create vision boards and tie this to the “One Word Project.” Below are some student examples and a free Buncee template you can use with your students. Check out more student examples here. I am also including a slide presentation (download as a free PDF) with tips about helping students set and achieve goals and benchmark their progress. You can read more about student vision boards in my book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching.

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Student Examples

Web Tools & Resources for Creating Vision  Boards and Setting Goals

My students used Buncee to create their vision boards, but below are some other free web tools and apps I recommend.

  • Google Slides and Google Draw are other options. You could easily use this Buncee template in Google Slides.
  • Genial.ly is a free web tool for creating interactive visuals, including infographics, presentations, interactive slideshows and so much more.
  • Canva– web tool and iPad app with a free library of stock images, stickers, and graphics.
  • EduGlogster– web tool and app that allows students to combine their own images, graphics, audio, video and text to create a multimedia scrapbook.
  • Smore– web tool to create digital flyers with videos, icons, and images. Some teachers have used this web tool to create  infographics.
  • Pic-Collage– iOS/Android app for creating visual collages that can include video. Also, find a library of stickers, frames, and templates.
  • VisionBoard.cc– Chrome extension to create a vision board and set it as a homepage.
  • Padlet and LinoIt are other ways to create a vision board or set goals with learners. Check out this example of my class goals here and an inspiration board here!
  • Pinterest– free and popular curation web tool, iOS/Android app, and bookmarklet to easily pin inspiring posts, documents, videos, and images to a board.
  • Free 2018 Year in Review Handout for Children!

Challenge: Help your students set and achieve academic and personal goals.

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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell (@ShellTerrell) is an award winning digital innovator, an international speaker/consultant, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, and Learning to Go. She has trained teachers and taught English language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like the US Embassy, UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Inglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, ISTEK Turkey, and Venezuela TESOL. She has been recognized by several organizations and publications as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Two of the projects she co-organized were shortlisted for ELTons, #ELTChat and the Virtual Round Table Language and Technology online conference. She was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the 10 Most Influential People in EdTech by Tech & Learning. Her greatest joy is being the mother of baby Savannah and Rosco the pug. Shelly has an Honors BA in English with a Minor in Communication and a specialization in Electronic Media from UTSA, a Masters in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a CELTA from CELT Athens. She regularly shares her tips for effective technology integration via Twitter (@ShellTerrell), Facebook.com/ShellyTerrell, and on her blog, TeacherRebootCamp.com, which has won several awards and recognitions as one of the top ESL, Edtech and Elearning blogs. Find over 400 of her slide presentations at https://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/presentations

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