Olympic Goal Setters

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Hey 7th graders! You’re going to research a specific athlete from the Olympics or Paralympics who has inspired you through their goal-setting. Go online to find as much information as you can about their path to Rio, and answer the following questions. If you can’t think of an athlete, then focus on one from the

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Resources for the Goal Setting Project

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Hey 7th Graders! The time has come for you to pick a wellness goal for the semester and get into action. Pick something that you’d like to work on – physically, mentally, emotionally, or socially- and draft a plan. Remember to make it a SMART goal: S- Specific (you’ve got to see it to reach

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Inspirational Goal Setters

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We’re working on our goal setting unit in 7th grade Health, which means it’s time to find some inspirational goal setters. There are a ton of great examples out there, so we usually start each lesson out with a short video clip to get the discussion going. Then, it’s the student’s turn, as they find

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2012 SportsKids Of The Year: Conner and Cayden

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  From Sports Illustrated Kids, here’s the inspiring story of brothers Conner and Cayden Long. Conner wanted to participate in triathlons with his brother, Cayden, who has cerebral palsy. Despite the difficulties, he made it happen… and it serves as a great example to us all. Amazing kids… and an awesome addition to a lesson on

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More support for Mindset

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Over the summer last year, our principal had us read Mindset, by Carol Dweck. He also assigned it to the parent community, hoping it would get them to start thinking about failure in a different light… looking at the opportunities it provides for growth, rather than as some sort of a set back. In a

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