In our family, all our boys are part of the BSA scouting program. It's been a great tool to teach them about learning a variety of new skills, working with people, and setting goals. Goal setting can be tricky for kids and if you're not in the habit of doing it, learning to do it may not seem very exciting. I'm very grateful for opportunity my kids have had to set goals, re-adjust if necessary, get help and learn from the experience. It's how we progress as people. We try, we might fail but even if we do we learn.
Thomas Edison said in speaking about his journey in inventing the light bulb, "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." That's an illumintaing example of how to set a goal, and learn from the journey.
Click HERE to read an article from scholastic.com with fabulous tips for teching kids about setting goals. There's really great advice on finding a SMART goal, include someone who can help, set a goal based on action not circumstance, the benefit of writing down your goal and how modeling goal setting behavior can be a great influence.
At Jeanne's, we want to help each dancer - young and not as young- set and achieve their goals. So dream big! And let us help you create a path to take you there. Our GOAL is to make those dreams come true!
--Miss Amy :)
Miss Amy: I love teaching kids and watching that "A-ha!" moment happen when all the dots connect and the light bulb goes on! There's nothing better!