Teachers are taught to think of students first so they often will put “Who are my students?” first. This is an opportunity to remind them of the real purpose of SLOs is the teacher improving their instructional practices. If the teacher effectively improves their instructional around their SLO skill statement, then all students, current and future, will benefit. Yes, we need to know who the students are but first they need to know where they are going to focus.
Check out this detailed overview of the 3 phase process. SLO Process Overview