Goal: Create Your Me Manifesto #30goals

Goal: Create a Teacher Manifesto of The 30 Goals Challenge!

“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” Ferdinand Foch

“Manifesto: a public declaration of principles and intentions.” via Wikipedia


Short-term– Create your Me Manifesto either on a blog, using the Word Dream iOS app, Animoto, Easel.ly, Canva, Tackk, Edubuncee, PowToons, or any tool. We want to learn about what makes you tick. What do you believe about learning and what kind of ideals do you carry in your classroom?

Long-term– We bring our ideals and values into the classroom. Our curriculum and students are influenced by them. It is important we reflect on them continuously and get our students to create their own “Me Manifestos” in order for them to identify what sets their souls on fire!

Check out these manifestos created by teachers:

Follow Shelly Sanchez’s board 30 Goals 1: Me Manifesto on Pinterest.
New to The 30 Goals Challenge? Each year, teachers worldwide aim to accomplish 1 to 30 goals that transform their teaching. Join the movement by accomplishing any goal from any of the cycles then letting us know through a blog reflection or status update on our Facebook community or on Twitter, @30GoalsEdu . At our official site,  30Goals.com, find all the goals, participant reflections, badges, and get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Classroom workbook. Click here to discover all the 2015 goals!

Current 2015 Goals

Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell (@ShellTerrell) is an award winning digital innovator, an international speaker/consultant, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, and Learning to Go. She has trained teachers and taught English language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like the US Embassy, UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Inglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, ISTEK Turkey, and Venezuela TESOL. She has been recognized by several organizations and publications as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Two of the projects she co-organized were shortlisted for ELTons, #ELTChat and the Virtual Round Table Language and Technology online conference. She was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the 10 Most Influential People in EdTech by Tech & Learning. Her greatest joy is being the mother of baby Savannah and Rosco the pug. Shelly has an Honors BA in English with a Minor in Communication and a specialization in Electronic Media from UTSA, a Masters in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a CELTA from CELT Athens. She regularly shares her tips for effective technology integration via Twitter (@ShellTerrell), Facebook.com/ShellyTerrell, and on her blog, TeacherRebootCamp.com, which has won several awards and recognitions as one of the top ESL, Edtech and Elearning blogs. Find over 400 of her slide presentations at https://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/presentations


  1. Yay!!!! Go Shelly!

    Super news that the challenge begins again : ) Will definitely take it up again! It helped me as a teacher and a blogger last year – it gave me a lot of motivation and opportunities for reflection. Thanks so much Shelly!


  2. Dear Shelly

    Thank you so much for continually striving to get so many educators to reflect on their teaching practice and ideals. You truly are an inspiring “agent of change”. I was motivated to create a short Me Manifesto today as a result of this post.

    Warm wishes and hugs to you and Vicky (yay!!!)

    Warm wishes


  3. My Me Manifesto has to go here. I do have a blog, but it’s not the right place for this – at least right now. I hope this is an ok place for this.

    Here goes:

    I want to be the best teacher I can be. I have done a lot new self-reflection this past year – in my personal life – that has impacted me as a teacher.

    I want to listen to my students – so they can direct their learning – with me as their guide.

    I want to share with my students that learning is lifelong. That I even I struggle, and learn, and get stuck, and make mistakes.

    I want to have fun with my students.

    And, as I always have said, I want to teach my students to be good, kind, respectful people.

    To do this – I want to model for them the best person I can be.

    • Posting a comment on this blog is always acceptable for any of the challenges or even posting a Facebook or Google Plus status update. I can understand it might not be right for your blog at the moment and I thank you for completing the challenge. I like how you have listed these as want statements and definitely believe that as educators we need to serve as models.

  4. Dear Shelly,

    I am glad to see the challenge back for 2012. I meant to do it last year and am looking forward to attempting all the goals this year.

    I have completed the first goal! Here is a link to my blog containing the Glog that I created to show my Me Manifesto.


    Kind Regards,


  5. Dear Shelly!
    Thank you so much for creating this wonderful project for teachers! When I first saw it (half a month ago or less), I was overtaken by this great idea of uniting teachers from all over the world and giving them an opportunity for self-reflection, growth, development and motivation. When I saw the first goal for this year, I thought that I’d definitely recommend this project to my colleagues but won’t take part in it myself, cause creating a Me-Manifesto seemed to be a task I have no way to cope with. I don’t like speaking about myself and it’s always hard for me to define my aims, goals, principles etc. But today I thought that I might give it a try, and ended up with this:
    It was the first time I used Windows Movie Maker (and the first time I created a video)! I would like to change it a bit later, adding some real photos from my classroom.. and I forgot to mention my interest in technologies in this video! Anyway… I’m excited about this result, too! :))

    Warm regards,

  6. […] Voice has been on my mind lately, as I consider the one-year anniversary of the transformation of my teaching. I want to continue to grow and contribute, so I have decided to join the 30 Goals Challenge led by Shelly Terrell. The first goal is a Me Manifesto. […]

  7. Shelly,

    I just came across you on Twitter and decided to check out the blog. I started my manifesto, and when I get a chance with my students I will definately have them do this! Looking forward to completing the challenge.



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