Sparking Student Motivation - Goal Banner

For many of you, testing is happening now or is just around the corner. I know that many teachers also do goal setting with their students before testing begins. Here is a way that I've done goal setting with my students.


On the front, students draw a picture relating to their goals. Here is mine from a few years ago when I wanted had to learn a new reading series.


On the back, there are lines where the students can write about their goals.


You can cut cardstock into pennant-shaped pieces and have them design their own, or you can {purchase the template and main banner at my TpT store}.


I also have a freebie for you to put on your door during testing. {Click here} to download.


Go over to Joanne's blog to find more ideas to motivate students!



3 comments

  1. Such a great visual and reminder for your students! (And, you don't have to take it down during testing!) I think it's so important for students to set goals for themselves. makes them take ownership of their learning and success. Thanks for sharing and linking up BBB!
    ~Joanne
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

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  2. I like the pennants very much because it takes a little of the stress out! :)

    -Lisa
    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

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  3. I love this idea! Testing has a way of isolating children, making them feel unnecessary competitive pressure. The pennant banner is such a beautiful way to remind your students that they are a part of a community and they are more than a test score.

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