Give it up for GOAL!
Summer, 2017 Update
At GOAL we’re all about relationships – always with a focus on enriching kids’ lives and empowering teachers. And there’s no better way to highlight these key relationships than with some recent students and teacher success stories.
These come from our returning teacher Ms. Giannini who teaches both Technology and Fitness, with a focus on an Appreciation for the Arts and a Positive View of Personal Future and Sense of Purpose from the Ten Developmental Assets.
“My first example follows an Appreciation for the Arts: It was our final day for fitness, and my fifth-grade student Taina had received an iPad not too long ago from the school. She was inspired on the last day to attempt making a video about summer using the students in the group. She was able to (on her own) to complete a video in the time given which was added to the group’s final presentation. The girls seemed to have had a great time and it was a nice way to end the classroom portion of fitness.
My second example is of a Positive View of Personal Future and Sense of Purpose: Another fifth-grade student of mine is Angel. He presented to me an idea for a video in my technology group towards the end of our session. We investigated some ideas to make it work, but knew there would not be enough time to complete it this year. While he's disappointed we couldn't do it this year, he tells me that he is very excited to attempt making this video next year in GOAL.”