8. Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback
The generalizations related to setting objectives explain that goals should be clear and specific, but also flexible enough for students to personalize the goals. Consider the objectives you are expected to use, that is, those provided by our school, district, or state. To what extent do you feel they meet the criteria of clarity, specificity, and flexibility?
Example: I have stated that I expect our professional community to participate in this book study and to blog about the book; I did not clearly define the expectation of the length of the blog, or give an exact due date. How have you set professional goals on accomplishing this task? You may answer this also, or ignore it. I just wanted to get you thinking about some of “our” objectives. You may focus on state TEKS and TAKS or anything of the like!