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12. Developing goals

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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:29 by NZTecAdmin

When setting goals with your learners, it’s a good idea to:

  • share your analysis of their writing, or the profile you have developed, with them
  • discuss what they are doing well, (their strengths)
  • identify their next step together
  • describe the next step as a goal e.g.“I will be able to write complete sentences about …that make sense.”
  • discuss what the learner can do themselves to support this goal
  • discuss what you can do to support the learner.
  • discuss how you will both know when they have achieved their goal
  • make sure the learner knows that the way they are writing now will look very different to how they will be writing in a few months time

Learners need to have ownership of their next steps. It is important to share next steps with your learners so these become their goals. Tell them that you will support them with their next steps in class, but they also have a responsibility to work on their next steps themselves.


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