This is an activity, not an entire lesson, that can be facilitated after the number of weeks the facilitator has planned for participants to set their SMART goals. The suggested number of weeks per SMART Goal is 4 to 6. This activity can be integrated with any lesson within the curriculum. For example, if participants set SMART Goals for 4 weeks, then facilitator can do this activity after 4 weeks during another lesson.
- Reflection Worksheets
- Slide presentation
- Reflect: To think carefully about something (Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary, n.d.).
- Hand out the Reflection worksheet. Explain what “reflect” means, and have participants complete the worksheet. Reflect means to think carefully about something.
- You have been working on your SMART goal for the past [insert number: recommend between 4 to 6] weeks, and we have come to the end of the Healthy Me Journey.
- You will now reflect on your experience with goal setting and how it has affected your life. The worksheet will guide you to reflect on different aspects of goal setting.
- After participants complete the worksheet, divide them into think-pair-share groups or discuss as a group altogether.
- Collect their worksheets and make copies. Return original worksheets to participants.
- Now that you have had some time to reflect individually, let’s share and discuss our experiences.
- Keep in mind that what success means to one person may be different than what it means to another.
- Running into challenges and barriers does not make us any less successful. However, the better we are able to identify those challenges, the easier we are able to figure out ways to overcome them and progress forward.
- Possible discussion questions:
- Using a scale of 1-10 with 1 being the easiest and 10 being the most difficult. How would yourself rate working towards your goal?
- What helped you work towards your goal?
- What made it hard?
- Did you have to change your goal, either to make it easier or harder?
- Have you changed physically or mentally?
- Do you plan on setting SMART goals in the future? Why or why not?
- Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary. (n.d.) Reflect. Retrieved From: http://learnersdictionary.com/definition/reflect
This lesson was created in partnership with Albert Einstein College of Medicine Department of Epidemiology and Population Health with funding support by the National Institutes of Health NIDDK Grant R01DK097096.