Partnering in setting their learning goals and plans

Collaborate with learners to set specific and challenging short-term goals and develop learning plans
Example: An advisory teacher has learners craft a daily goal at the start of each day that is reviewed among their peers at the end of the day.

Support learners to imagine a desired future and then think through what challenges they will need to overcome to attain it
Example: A teaching team has learners complete a WOOP (Wish, Outcome, Obstacles, Plan) template at the start of each month.

Offer learners an organized approach to outline and document their learning plan (e.g., template, rubric)
Example: A teacher provides learners with a template to plan and track their learning activities for the week.

Partner with learners to establish a timeline and a plan for monitoring progress in meeting goals
Example: A teacher meets with a learner to set dates on which the learner will finish key steps towards a long-term project. They also include days that she will get feedback from a peer or teacher.

Utilize mentor conferences to review progress and determine next steps
Example: A classroom has a system of “learning buddies,” or peers that regularly check in with each other on goals and learning plans for reading.