Individual or Class Goal Setting Forms and Examples
-- Og Mandino
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|C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Decision-making Worksheet - may be used for any type of decision-making||EX 1 MS/HS|
|Simplified Goal Setting Worksheet||EX 1||EX 1 Elem
|EX 1 MS/HS
|GS PR 13 Simplified EX|
|C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Goal Setting Worksheet||Not Applicable||EX 1 Elem
|EX 1 MS/HS
|Goal Setting Planning Sheet||Not Applicable||EX 1 Elem Planning Sheet||EX 1 MS/HS Planning Sheet||GS PLANNING PR 13 EX|
|Goal Progress Sheets
|Goal Progress EX *Progress Sheet||EX 1 Elem Progress Sheet||EX 1 MS/HS Progress Sheet||GS PROGRESS PR 13 EX|
The C.R.O.S.S.ROADS™ choice process detailed here may be used for general decision-making, goal setting, conflict resolution, and problem-solving. It was originally created for use as a tool to help students make better choices in conflict resolution situations in a school setting. It was so successful that there was a 56% reduction in disciplinary referrals over a 2 year period. Added as a strategy after the implementation of Great Expectations in a second school setting, disciplinary referrals became all but non-existent. There are five steps in the process:
C - Choice - What is the choice I’m making?
R - Reality - What is happening now?
O - Options - What are some choice options I might try?
S - Select option/s and create a plan.
S - Start over.
Together with a school creed, the Eight Expectations, and Life Principles form the guidelines for making positive choices.
The process may be used verbally at any time or place, quickly running through the questions to focus on the particular need. Having witnessed the five steps being used effectively in situations such as two students caught running down the hall, altercations during recess, disruptions in a classroom, goal setting for professional development, or at an administrative meeting where procedural decisions were being made, the process has proven itself to work. Participating in an individual or collaborative effort, those involved take ownership and responsibility for the choice, the actions and the outcome.
Verbally running through the steps is more than adequate in the majority of situations. At other times the worksheets and forms aid in giving a structured outline for the details of the process. For example with conflict resolution it is particularly useful to give the participants a place to write down the facts and think through the possible solutions. One particular sixth grade student who spent too much time being sent to the office for class disruption first of all identified what she was doing and its consequences, and then came up with ideas for changing her behavior. Instead of a “This is what you’re going to do!” from a teacher or administrator, it was “This is what I’m going to do!” from the student.
Choice and Goal Setting:
- Creating a Vision with C.R.O.S.S.ROADS - Visual of process for creating a Vision/Dream.
- Great Expectations’ Goal Setting - Visual showing structure of Goal Setting components.
- Lesson Plan for Introducing Choice and Goal Setting - 2 lesson plans with extensive resources for introducing choice/goal setting at all grade levels and for use with discipline through setting behavior/academic goals. Includes specific examples for the educational setting and 6 Powerpoints.
- Step-by-Step Forms for Setting Goals - Go step-by-step through the process using this selection of forms to meet specific age levels and needs.
Index of C.R.O.S.S.ROADS™ Goal Documents:
- C.R.O.S.S. ROADS ™ Decision-making Process - Explanation of the 5 step decision-making process.
- C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Decision-making Worksheet - This document is generic and may be used for general decision-making, goal setting, conflict resolution, and problem-solving.
- Simplified Goal Setting Worksheet - A simplified goal setting form
- 4 Mini Goal setting Worksheets - To be used after process has been learned for multiple goal setting and/or revisions (teacher recommended after pilot use in classroom)
- C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Goal Setting Worksheet - This document goes through the goal setting process in more detail and has the individual or group considering the consequences of each choice option.
- Choice plan sheet - Choice planning worksheet uses a very elementary version of the C.R.O.S.S.ROADS process.
- Choice C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Planning Worksheet - Use this document for detailed planning on the personal effort necessary to carry out a choice.
- Goal Setting Planning Sheet - This document is specifically for detailed planning for goal setting.
- Goal Progress Sheets - There are three forms:
- Quick individual progress sheet - This has 3 goal progress sheets to a page that may be cut apart for use with multiple students for a quick evaluation.
- Multiple individual evaluations - This sheet may be used by an individual student to make 3 progress evaluations for a single goal.
- This sheet allows for a more detailed evaluation of goal progress giving opportunities/options and benefits/obstacles.
Goal Setting Tools:
- Assignment Data Log – Printable log sheet
- Progress Chart - chart progress with bar graph
- Goal Setting Mind Map - insert your own goal and brainstorm
- C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Choice Chants, Posters, and literature - includes a variety of resources including a poem chant to help remember the five C.R.O.S.S.ROADS steps.
- Choices Rap
- Choice Creed
- C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Process Decision-Making Loop Poster
- C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Process Poster
- Neck Up Check Up Poster
- C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Choice Chants, Posters, and literature - includes a variety of resources including a poem chant to help remember the five C.R.O.S.S.ROADS steps
- Goal Definition Poster 1 - black/white/red
- Goal Definition Poster 2 - green/yellow
- Goal Definition Poster 3 - with children’s faces
- Choice Chart - Use with any story or situation to guide learners in recognizing that choices are being made.
- Choice Option Chart - Use with any story or situation to help learners recognize that there are always choice options.
- 4x4 Task Cards
Edwin A. Locke University of Maryland Gary P. Latham University of Toronto
Source: Summary of Recent Goals Research(PDF here: Gail Matthews Written Goal Study Dominican University), by Gail Matthews, Ph.D., Dominican University
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