Actually, I think you were the one who reminded me about goals being flexible, because I hadn’t really considered the idea in those terms till you wrote about it here and on my blog. 🙂
I especially like this:
“It might be important, I think, to also help students, to support them, in thinking through managing expectations and goals, and how this might hopefully help them maintain balance but also satisfaction in their lives.”
It’s a challenge for me to help students monitor and reflect on their goals – I suppose we could call it an “area for growth” – and I’m thinking about what the idea you’ve expressed would look like in my classroom. Maybe writing about my struggles to strike a balance in my own life is a starting point?