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 are the heartfelt ones where we share our fears and failures. When we share our stories of where we feel we made mistakes in classes or with students then we are able to reflect on the issues and think of solutions. When we blog about our mistakes then we help other teachers reflect on their mistakes and solve problems or avoid these problems. Read my failure story here and share your failure story to help teachers worldwide.

In my recent interview with Lisa Dabbs, we talk about giving teachers room to fail and the ability to reflect on these failures. Click to listen.


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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.

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