I stumbled into something a while back – students are uncomfortable with expressing high goals or ambitions for themselves. At least in a large group setting, this isn’t even a little surprising.
I cannot do more than I can do; I can’t coach all of my students individually. But I can reframe those ambitions and goals though. What I discovered is I can share my goals for them and they can ‘try them on’ in a less scary way.
Here is the second draft of ‘Mr. Johnson’s Goals for us”
- Find out what you will be happy to create.
- Learn important tools and skills to make your creations even better.
- Do some projects or activities that let you practice what you’ve learned.
- Believe in yourself and be proud of the amazing things you can create.
- Develop a creative mindset and stay focused on tasks
- To learn how to be a better creator and to learn from our mistakes.
- To help you be more creative
- To improve a project more and more
- Apply creativity in real-life situations and inventions.
- See that you can make a collection of projects you think are awesome.
…I’m sure that I am reinventing a wheel here, but here it is!