You may be engaging your students in goal setting. For young students, it is important to distinguish between a wish and a goal. The following site offers some ideas and picture books to get you started.
Damian Cooper is an independent education consultant who specializes in helping schools and school districts across Canada, the United States, and internationally, to improve their instructional and assessment skills. This article is a timely one as more teachers move towards Inquiry based learning.
A timely article for teachers as some secondary teachers are trying to figure out how to move from traditional assessments to grading for mastery. This article gives some pointers on how to do so. It is by no means a miracle, but offers some tips for shifting assessment practices while still having to assign grades.