A classroom mission statement allows class members to review values and ensures a common language on a daily basis. In aligning a mission statement students, as well as teachers, are able to create a clear focus for who they are, who they strive to be, and what actions need to be taken in order to reach their goal(s).
Personal mission statements provide the student with clarity of purpose and meaning to their own learning. Often found in student’s personal data binders, the personal mission statements are often correlated to the classroom mission statement. Students answer the same questions: who they are, who they strive to be, and what actions are going to be taken on the journey of continuous improvement.