One Goal One Term Strategy (Part 1)
The best thing about the New Year is the opportunity to start afresh for oneself and also for our children. For some of us, continuing with what we have started last year could just be fine but with a little tweak as we look back over the last year and review what we did, achieved, what worked, and then looking ahead.
Reviewing the previous term or year using tools like your child’s end of term reports, feedback from parent teacher meetings, assessments, or going through topics covered last term gives your child an indication of what to focus on for the next term.
Before setting new goals for 2022 with our children, we would suggest you have 3 months or a term long approach as this is not too farfetched and not too short to monitor progress made. We call it One Goal One Term Strategy! This will ensure that you focus on One Thing for the next 3 months with your child. This One Goal can then be broken down into 3 to 4 different objectives or projects for the next 3 months with timescale set to each objective and also enough buffer in the 3 months to review or catch up when life happens.
You might ask: ‘how do I allow my child to focus on just one thing the whole term without dropping the ball on other things. I have so many targets set by school and many things are important to them all of which has to be done, how do I do this?’
– Identify what is important to your child in these areas of his life i.e personal, education and extra curricula.
– Have a discussion with your child and as a family.
– Review progress and achievements from previous term in these areas.
– Choose the One Goal for this New term i.e. the next 3 months.
In our next blog, we will show you how to use the One Goal One Term Strategy with your child.
Until then, Happy New Year once again and wishing you and your entire family a Healthy and Prosperous 2022.