Lewis Carroll once said “If you don’t know where you are going; any road will get you there.” Sometimes that can feel very true for students in our schools, but the work that Gauger-Cobbs Middle School is doing with Student Goal Setting is making sure its students are all on the right road to be successful.
Gauger-Cobbs Middle, in the Christina School District, is one of a number of schools in the Vision Network that have invested additional time this year in building a culture of success for students. Each of their students is creating a GPS (Goal, Plan, Strategy) sheet for Reading and Math so they can know exactly where they are, exactly where they want to go, and how they are going to get there. Teachers will help students through this process and will identify students that need additional help for an informal mentoring program. Together, they will ensure that students have greater ownership of their achievement targets and that everyone is working from the same plan achieve success. Amy Grundy, Principal at Gauger-Cobbs reflected, “We believe that having students set goals is very important work. As educators, we need not only to help students set goals, but more importantly support them to achieve their goals. “Goal Setting/Goal Doing” has been a school wide effort and we are looking forward to celebrating positive outcomes for all of our students!”
For more information about the Vision Network, please contact Michael Rasmussen at email@example.com, or to learn more about the work at Gauger-Cobbs Middle, please contact Principal Amy Grundy at Grundya@christina.k12.de.us.