I have been reluctantly required to for the last four years and actually post it... like old school way where your race car moves to the finish line. In the process I found a few more private way to do it that really is effective with the kids!
I took a file folder, put cute paper so the kids would buy in, marked my benchmarks, put there names on those tabby dividers. Now each time I test them I show them where they are and give them a little goal to go a little higher! It really motivates the kids and helps them to see the big picture! It also helps them to see a visual of growing and becoming smarter.
Now - word of warning with this one... this strategy may not work with every kids. I am suggesting you include every student in your class on this system. The key is results... if it is not creating results for a certain students, take their name off and don't show it to them!
Another thing I do is post a target in my room. The target will have the goal on it.. for example counting to 100. Then when the kids hit the target they can write their name with one of my cooly smelly markers! They take so much pride in doing this!
Tree Growth Goal Setting
Would love for you to link up and share what strategies you use to help your little learners set goals and take ownership of it!