Goal: Have a Conversation with Your Leadership

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! “Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford Goal: Have a conversation with your leadership about implementing an idea or making a change to the school environment. Many of us have innovative ideas to improve our classrooms or […]

Goal: Share Your Failure Story

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! “Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford Goal: Share your failure story with another teacher, a new teacher or share your failure story in a blog post. Some of the most rewarding reflections from 30 Goals’ teachers […]

Bring Your Textbook to Life! 18 Ideas

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” – John Locke Your textbook is just another tool in your teacher’s instructional kit. The problem is that for many of us it becomes a crutch when we first begin lesson planning. The textbook can be very […]

Goal: Revamp a Lesson

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” – John Dewey Goal: Improve a lesson plan or activity to create a meaningful learning experience for your students. This can be a previous lesson you feel students have struggled with in the past or […]

Lesson Planning Survival Tips! 40+ Resources

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. – Socrates Within the garden of learning is the students’ gained knowledge put into use. The way we design our lessons and activities determine how successful our learners will be in grasping new knowledge. We also have to ensure students pass tests and achieve learning […]

Olympic Learning! Over 32 Web Resources and Activities

“The Olympics are a wonderful metaphor for world cooperation, the kind of international competition that’s wholesome and healthy, an interplay between countries that represents the best in all of us.” – John Williams Students can learn about sports, current events, STEM, history, geography, and foreign policy while enjoying the Olympics. Your students will also learn about […]