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Goal Setting within the Classroom - Tips - FaCET

Goal Setting within the Classroom

Tip Sheet No. 31

by Patty Randolph, Psychology

from the CTL Workshop presented February 25, 1997

1. We should be aware of our own implicit needs in teaching. These needs drive our abilities to set and achieve realistic goals for students. Evaluate what you fear most in teaching, what you enjoy most in teaching, and what you want from teaching.

2. Set class goals, acknowledge when each goal is achieved, and help students set goals for themselves. When students reach goals, recognize their accomplishments.

3. Tell your students as they reach objectives and goals of the course.

4. Be fair, clear, and consistent in your goals and your requests.

5. Learn from your mistakes.

6. If we love something, our joy can be infectious and may spur our students. They will remember it if you teach it with love.

For more information about this workshop, contact the CTL staff or any of the following individuals who attended:

Lou-Ann Crouther, Angela Gonzalez, Penny Papangelis, Lisa Rexroat, or Shelby Scruggs.

The Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching
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