“Say YES to Success!” Teacher’s Resource Page
This webpage is a resource to help teachers prepare their students for an upcoming performance of Razzle Bam Boom’s “Say YES to Success!” assembly. Additionally, this page offers teachers our suggestions on how to hold a goal-setting session in the classroom following the performance.
The purpose of Razzle Bam Boom’s live assembly performance:
1. Demonstrate a few important vocabulary terms on the topic of “success”. 2. Start the conversation about making positive choices. 3. Motivate students to start or continue down a successful path in school and in life.
Before the assembly performance, we suggest that you define or review the following vocabulary words:
success (succeed); win (lose); goal; achieve; train (practice); attention; simplify; excel; haste; patience; focus; pride; retry
Following the assembly, we recommend that teachers consider holding the following goal-setting workshop.
1. Students will be energized at the assembly performance. Use their energy and new considerations to your advantage. Get them to set goals that align with your lesson plans. This is an opportunity for your students to dream big. It can be fun and inspiring itself. 2. First, help students understand that big achievements don’t just happen. They require intention and work. Big goals need a plan of action. Perhaps tell a quick story (e.g. The Wright Brothers inventing the airplane) to illustrate this point. 3. Start with a big, long term goal. Ask your students to close their eyes an imagine what they want to be and do when they are in their late teens, 20s, or 30s. Have them write down their ideas. Perhaps older grade students can write an essay about what they want to be and do “when they grow up”. Writing this on paper helps to make dreams and goals more real. 4. Now have your students write down what things need to happen or be accomplished for their big goal to be achieved. For example, if a student said they wish to travel to Madagascar, then they may need to learn a new language, study the culture and geography of Madagascar, etc. Perhaps the student needs to read books on the topic or speak with experts. 5.Have your students create a timeline. Is their big goal a 10, 20, or 30 year endeavor? Do they need to go to college to achieve it? If a student feels comfortable about it, this could be a topic the entire class could discuss and brainstorm. 6. Following this project of setting goals and a plan of action for a big dream, the creative flow has now begun. This may be a good time to set shorter range goals for your classroom or the school. Use a similar process for creating an action plan for achieving those school-related goals.
It is our hope that our performance, followed by your classroom goal-setting efforts will help inspire your students to be better students and successful people.