Goal Setting Lesson for Social Emotional Learning & Elementary School Counseling


Elementary (2nd-5th)

Researched Based

Fun and Engaging


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Are you looking for a super fun and engaging goal setting classroom lesson that your students will be talking about for the rest of the day? This fun, low-prep, classroom counseling lesson will keep students engaged and show them the importance of setting SMART goals.

The best part? I have taken care of all of the planning and prep for you! This classroom counseling lesson is aligned with ASCA and CASEL standards, and it includes a detailed counselor script, outline, suggested answers, and extension activities.

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to create a goal that is specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. They will also be able to identify the small steps necessary to achieve a goal allowing them to feel more motivated and positive about the future.

This Class Lesson Includes:

  • Counselor's Guide including ASCA and CASEL aligned objectives
  • Detailed Outlines with scripts, suggested student answers, and extension activities
  • Movement-Based Icebreaker
  • Brainstorming Discussion
  • Board Game Activity
  • Written Reflection
  • Data Collection Tool: Pre and Post Lesson Self-Assessments

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Benefiting Students

When done properly goal setting can be a very effective tool for increasing student motivation. By using a SMART goal setting system students will quickly build self-esteem by reaching milestones that are achievable. This will allow them to build up to bigger more challenging goals.

Saving Time
This lesson is designed to be very low-prep and ready to use as is without any editing.

Who is This Lesson Designed For?
This Goal Setting Classroom Counseling Lesson is designed for students in grades 1-6.


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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sarah Y. says, "This resource has been a great addition to my SMART goal/growth mindset classroom lesson with my 3rd and 4th graders. I will definitely use it again next year."

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