Sometimes, in our attempts to be fair but specific, and with limited amount of time, it’s often the case that target setting becomes clumsy and ill-written. Or even written too long and too detailed.
If you find that you now have to work at keeping some students on the ‘straight and narrow’, it’s important to fine-tune the way in which you set them.
To be more precise, there are some ‘common’ themes running through many classrooms which can be addressed positively. Here is a list of those common themes, plus some suggested targets to improve.
An essential part of target-setting is that the student absolutely knows WHY the targets have been set and HOW he/she will be able to demonstrate success.
That’s why I think you’ll find this sheet of sample targets to be useful.