3: What Getting in Trouble with My Principal Taught Me About Setting Goals

I once had a guest speaker share his success story with my class. A student afterwards asked where he went to college, and the speaker said he didn't go to college.

That student, who struggle academically up to that point, was inspired that there might actually be a career path for him.

My principal on the other-hand, was not happy that there was any kind of messaging in my class that was not college-focused.

But that student's fire was already lit, and he now had a concrete goal to aim for. This episode is about that, and the power of teaching students how to set goals and how having goals can inspire unbelievable effort in the classroom. 

We also talk about what setting goals can do for us in our own lives as well.