Goal 29: Present Your Ideas #30Goals

Goal 29 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2011

“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld

“A person can have the greatest idea in the world. But if that person can’t convince enough other people, it doesn’t matter”~ Gregory Berns


Short-term– Write down your vision of how you would improve education, then describe a movement that supports this vision.

Long-term– Find ways to encourage other educators, parent, and students to support the movement to transform education.

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Find a movement to support!

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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, instructional designer, adjunct professor, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT. She has been recognized by the ELTon Awards, The New York Times, the Ministry of Education in Spain, and Microsoft’s Heroes for Education as an innovator in the movement of teacher-driven professional development and education technology. Recently, she was named Woman of the Year 2014 by Star Jone’s National Association of Professional Women and awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, the Twitter chat that spurred over 400 teacher chats. She has trained teachers and taught learners in over 25 countries and has consulted with organizations worldwide such as UNESCO Bangkok, The European Union aPLaNet Project, Cultura Iglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, and VenTESOL. She shares regularly via TeacherRebootCamp.com, Twitter (@ShellTerrell), and Facebook.com/shellyterrell. Her greatest joy is being the mother of Rosco the pug.


  1. Shally–After 20 years working with classroom methods, I had an epiphany–that children are motivated instantly by conditions around them–and how this best occurs. That was 19 years ago, during which I’ve developed a simple approach by which I believe any classroom can be turned around in a couple weeks. If you or anyone are interested, I’ll send two books (ebook form)that I’ve written (contact jjensen@gci.net). One is The Silver Bullet Easy Learning System: How to Change Classrooms Fast and Energize Students for Success, and the other is Practice Makes Perfect: How to Rescue Education One Classroom at a Time. They explain (and show clearly how to correct) the basic flaw that has all US education struggling still since it was imposed by Progressive Education a century ago. Best regards, John Jensen, Ph.D.

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