Amarante Pauline September 15, 2021 worksheet
The last step is to put the plan into action. Awesome! You now have a plan to reach your goal. It is important that the goal setting worksheet should be followed at all times, and it should be kept where you can view it daily in order to track your progress and remind yourself what you want to accomplish. If you go old school and keep it on paper, and make a couple of copies. Keep one at work, and carry one with you. If you’re always on a computer, or have a smartphone or tablet, create a worksheet you can access from anywhere. Cross off or delete each milestone as it is accomplished, and please celebrate! Give yourself that hour to feed your Facebook addiction, create your Google+ profile, eat that Twinkie! This is an excellent idea because it will promote confidence that you have made it one step closer to achieving your main goal, whether that goal is updating your blog from the islands or making enough extra money to help pay the bills. After your goal setting worksheet is complete, create a new goal, because now that you know what you want, and have the plan and discipline to get there, the sky is the limit!
Care should be taken to give children worksheets that they are capable of doing. This involves understanding and monitoring the child continually, since the level of attainment of different children would often be quite different. The worksheet should challenge the child but not overwhelm her. If the worksheet is too easy or too repetitive, it may bore the child and she would not be happy. If the activity is too difficult it would frustrate her and she would not like to take up more sheets.
Several months ago, as I was beginning to write materials for parents to use while helping their children with math, I decided that I should do some research to see if materials similar to mine already existed. I checked a local educational store which is primarily for home-schooling parents and I checked out the new educational section Barnes and Noble had just added to their stores. I was shocked at what I found. Worksheets, worksheets, and more worksheets. I would pick up a book with a lovely cover and catchy title, but inside–just worksheets! Both stores had row after row of very enticing books and workbooks each containing page after page of worksheets. So very disappointing! What do I have against worksheets? Keep reading.
You Need to Have a Target or Goal Yes this is very basic, picking a goal to start, but you have to start somewhere. I have used this first step in a number of areas from fitness goals to financial goals.
My reason for being opposed to skill and drill worksheets for any learning is based on another important statistic. Regardless of how many repetitions it takes to learn something the first time, if a fact, a technique, a definition, etc. is learned incorrectly, it will take many hundreds-yes hundreds-of repetitions to correct the mistake. Correcting a mistake involves unlearning that which has already been ”learned” and then replacing it with the correct information.
During my teaching career, an often stated statistic was that for information to be considered learned it would need to be repeated or practiced 4 to 10 times. More recently, that number of needed repetitions has increased to anywhere from 20 to 50 times. Currently, the word repetition is being used in a guarded fashion. But the main point is that it does take many repetitions for information to be transferred into long-term memory and to be considered learned.