handout that specifically states their goals for the year. Make sure students know they will be accountable for these goals. Share a copy of these with their parents and ask for their support at home to help their children meet these goals. Then, at parent-teacher conferences, bring out the goal sheet again and discuss the progress students have made. Of course, there should be check-in's with students before the conferences to see if their goals need to be adjusted or perhaps, new ones made. (We like sharing these goal sheets with parents at Back to School Night to make it clear that it truly does take a village ... students, parents, and teacher(s) all need to be on the same page and the same team!) You may want to create your own goal-setting sheets, or you can grab our resource here, which also includes a way to keep track of all of your students' goal-setting data!
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