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Reaching the Top of the Mountain: Why Goal Setting Is Important

Webinar Overview

Setting and achieving goals fosters a growth mindset and builds self-confidence and competence. Establishing meaningful and attainable goals coupled with evaluating and reflecting on one’s progress is an important practice that focuses the learner on his future aspirations and gives him reasons to move forward day by day. In this webinar, we will look at ways to equip students in the area of goal setting and how to motivate them to reach their goals. It is equally important that educational therapists model goal setting, evaluation, and reflection in their own lives, so the session will include practical ways you can reach your own SMART goals!

About Your Instructor:

Tony D. Ryff, PhD, PCET
Academic Dean, Trinity Academy, Wichita, KS 

Tony has served as an NILD instructor for 31 years and in a number of other roles across his career including classroom teacher, principal, and school superintendent. He was an NILD program coordinator for 12 years and served as NILD’s Associate Director in the late 1990s. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Liberty University. His wife, Kathy, is also an educational therapist, and she uses aspects of the NILD program in her role as a Special Education teacher in a suburban public high school. Tony and Kathy have three children and five wonderful grandchildren!

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