As the fall term starts, you're likely going to take some time in the first few classes to set goals with your students. As we know from the English Forward Instructor Training, working with our students to set goals, both for each student and as a class, is a way for us to make sure that we're bringing relevant content into the classroom. But what do we do after those goals are set?
Taking time periodically to check back in with the goals is a great way to get students to reflect on the progress they have made. It's just as important for our students to see their progress as it is for us to see their progress. Revisiting the goals and asking students to assess their progress helps to remind students of the work that they have accomplished, and how it's helping them to reach their larger goals.