Focus on Growth – Differentiation Through Student Goal Setting

By: Ms. Lara Sparks, Mrs. Deb Barwick, Mrs. Jodie, Applebaum, Ms. Jordana Weinberg, Mrs. Carla Muller, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, Mr. Eric Einstein
from Denver Jewish Day School

Differentiated Instruction

Subject(s) of entry:
Art, Halacha, History, Ivrit, Literature, Math, Music, Science, Tanach, Specials, Social/Emotional, All Curricular areas

21st Century Skills

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Elementary school, Middle school

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Elementary school, Middle school

Our committee of educators designed and implemented a Focus on Growth initiative for our kindergarten through fifth grade students. This initiative encourages students and teachers to work together to set differentiated personal goals, monitor progress, and celebrate achievement in a variety of areas.

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