Goal #2: Highlight Your Magical Teaching Moment #30goals

Goal 2 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2012! Click the link to find out more about the new changes to this year’s 30 Goals Challenge for Educators!

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.~ Goethe


Short-term– Share with us your magical moment in teaching! What learner did you reach in your lifetime that made you really excited about teaching? Tell us, but please make up the student’s name. If you don’t have a blog please post any of your creations on Twitter using the #30Goals hashtag or as a comment on this blog.

Long-term– Post these magic moments somewhere where you can access them later. You can keep them in a blog or journal. Revisit them whenever you feel burnt out, stressed or depressed. Being a teacher is stressful but these magical moments really make it worthwhile.

Suggested Resources

You can share with us on any of the following:

2012 Changes

  • This year we are focusing on 2 goals a week in order to have time to really reflect on the tasks and respond to each other’s posts and enhance our support system for each other.
  • In the next few days, you will see my “Me Manifesto” and I hope to see yours!


You can use any of the great presentation tools bookmarked in my Pinterest, a cool way to bookmark links!


Share with us your magical teaching moment. Have your students relate to you an experience with a teacher who touched their lives.

Did you reflect on this goal? Please leave a comment that you accomplished this goal by either posting your own video reflection on Youtube, using the hashtag #30Goals, posting on the 30 Goals Facebook group, adding a post to the GooglePlus page, or adding a comment below!

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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


    • Thanks for sharing #Eduwin! Hadn’t heard of it before but I may have seen the hashtag on Twitter. #Eduwin seems to focus on sharing good examples of education where the focus for this particular goal is to get teachers to reflect on a memorable teaching moment where they have made a difference in someone’s life and archive it somewhere to revisit when they feel the job is too much. The recording of it can be in an offline journal. I think it is great, however, to have a place where they can see many examples of great teaching and projects in education which #Eduwin shows.

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