January is a great time for students create vision boards! Some people call them "dream boards," or "goal boards," but I like to call them vision boards because the creators of the boards are really projecting a VISION of their future.
I explain to my students that a vision board is a collage of pictures, phrases, and words that represents what they want to be, do, or have in their lives. Creating a visual representation of their future selves can inspire them to take the steps necessary to achieve their goals.
For their vision board to be effective, I tell students to hang their board in a place at home where they will see it every day. Visualizing and believing in a positive future are the first steps to creating the life they dream of. Hopefully, this will then inspire them to consider what they need to do to achieve their goals and to take the steps that will lead to their goal.
Vision boards are a great way to start off the New Year and as an added bonus, you'll learn a lot about your students!