The Power of SMART Goals: Using Goals to Improve Student Learning

Solution Tree Press
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Help staff focus on results, and implement SMART (Strategic and specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results based, and Time bound) goals to transform your school into a place where every student meets or exceeds standards. The authors present four success stories from real SMART schools and several frameworks for adult and student goal setting that lead to real results.
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Jan O'Neill, M.S. is a former teacher who became one of the pioneers in applying quality principles system-wide in municipal and state governments and health care.

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Solution Tree Press
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Published on
Apr 1, 2009
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Pages
264
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ISBN
9781934009925
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Language
English
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Education / Classroom Management
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