Personal Goals vs. Learning Goals – different but similar

Learning Emergencies

Did you ever see that musical South Pacific? For some reason the song “Happy Talk” came to my mind right before writing this post this morning. The first few lines of lyrics go something like this:

Happy talk, keep talking happy talk,
Talk about things you’d like to do,
You gotta have a dream, if you don’t have a dream,
How you gonna have a dream come true?

In my mind this morning, I replaced the word “dream” with “goal.”

Yes, some of you may be dreamers, but most of our lives we are taught to stop dreaming and make some tangible goals.

I remember getting tutored as a very young girl in goal setting by my father. In fact, I had a monthly interview with him starting at 7-8 years old. He would come to my bedroom and sit with me on the bed and ask…

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