Unformatted text preview: 30 their own performance (Meichenbaum & Biemiller, 1998). Goal setting also is a
way to involve students in their own learning, and to give them a sense of
personal identity and purpose (Jones & Jones, 2001; Nakamura, 2000).
Morris (1982) has developed the pow-wow goal-setting meeting as a way
of making goal setting a regular part of a classroom management system. In the
pow-wow meetings students and teachers sit together in a circle and each student
sets and commits to behavior goals for the week. Each of these goals is recorded
on a classroom chart. During subsequent meetings, students’ progress toward
meeting their goals is assessed and new goals or better plans for meeting old goals
are established. Mr. Gregory, a junior high science teacher handles goal-setting in
a slightly different way.
• “Each Monday students begin the day by writing in their journal. They
tell me what they would like to do better this week, and how they plan
to improve. I write back to them about their goals, and a...
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- Spring '08
- classroom management