"When planning lessons, we craft two types of goals — academic and social. Having dual goals ensures that both of the things we value — how students are working together and what they are learning — are given equal attention during our teaching." ~ Peter Brunn, The Lesson Planning Handbook: Essential Strategies That Inspire Student Thinking & Learning (p. 49)
Examples of Social Goals Stated As Questions
How can we agree or disagree respectfully in discussions?
How might we share work equally?
What tools can we use to help extend one another's thinking?
How can we give and receive peer feedback respectfully?
How can we listen to one another respectfully?
How can we reach agreement?
Source: The Lesson Planning Handbook Essential Strategies That Inspire Student Thinking and Learning, Peter Brunn
In this video, from the Teaching Channel, you will see middle school students developing their social goal for the lesson and self-reflecting at the end of class.