Goal 18: Share A Story #30Goals

Goal 18 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2011 Most of all one discovers that the soil does not stay the same, but, like anything alive, is always changing and telling its own story. Soil is the substance of transformation. ~Carol Williams Goal Short-term-Share your story about your accomplishment with one of the 30 goals and […]

Goal 17: Help Them Shine! #30Goals

Goal 17 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2011 Anecdote by David Warr (@DavidWarr)- “When I was with Gladstone, I felt I was with the most intelligent person in the world, but when I was with Disraeli, I felt I was the most intelligent person in the world.” Goal Short-term-Have your students share with the class […]

Goal 16: Change Your Environment #30Goals

Goal 16 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2011 “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru Goal Short-term– Change your classroom environment in a small way! Long-term– […]

Goal 15: Be A Guide #30Goals

Goal 15 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2011 “I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”~ Albert Einstein Goal Short-term– List what you believe are the characteristics of a guide. What does a guide do? What will you have to change to become a better guide? […]

Goal 14: Build an Ideal Classroom Culture #30Goals

Goal 14 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2011 Goal Short-term– Observe your classroom. Watch the students’ behavior towards one another. Do they communicate with each other? Do they have trust in you? Do they get along with each other? Do they understand the rules and respect each other? Do they feel they can ask you […]

Goal: Engage Parents

Part of The 30 Goals Challenge 2011 and Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane D. Hull Goal– This week find ways to seek ideas from parents to implement. Suggest ideas for others. […]

Goal 11: Give Students Reign #30Goals

Goal 11 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2011 Happy Valentine’s Day! Sorry this goal was a little late! I was enjoying a nice Valentine’s day! Goal Short-term– Let your students make the majority of the choices for one class period. Let them do the teaching and leading of the learning. Act as a facilitator. Long-term– […]

Goal 10: Plant a Seed of Belief #30Goals

Goal 10 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2011 Goal Short-term– Brainstorm how you can show the students in your school who have no belief in themselves that you believe in them. Brainstorm how you can show the students in your classes your belief in them. Long-term– Implement this idea by the end of next week. […]

Goal 9: Make A Global Connection #30Goals

Goal 9 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2011 Goal Short-term– Research the global projects available and choose to have your students participate in one. If you already participate in a global project, please share the experience. Long-term-Begin to think about how your global project can really foster intercultural communication, collaboration, and problem-solving. Quote “True wisdom […]