Build a Teacher's Survival Kit

Screen Shot 2013-08-25 at 9.20.13 PMGoal 11: Build Your Teacher’s Survival Kit of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators. Click the link to find out more about the 30 Goals Challenge for Educators.

“A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.” ~ Patricia Neal

This year with the 30 Goals Challenge for Educators, our 30 Goals Facebook community is voting to determine some of the goals which are mostly from the previous 3 cycles.  This year’s theme is, “This is MY Moment.” Each goal will focus on getting educators to believe their plans of action now will lead to positive changes and transformation in their teaching and learning environments.

My Take on the Goal

When I first began teaching, I remember meeting a veteran teacher who carried a big bag with her everywhere. I forgot what the situation was but I remember her coming to the rescue with masking tape, scissors, and Post It notes. She told me she always carried those things among other items like dry erase markers, poster putty, and so forth as a teacher, because she had learnt that situations always arise when she needed these items. That left a huge impression on me and I kept thinking of this as a survival kit.
Short-term– Create your own teacher’s survival kit. Then share the items in your teacher’s survival kit and ideas how you use these items. You can use Thinglink, with a free IOS app, or Glogster to make it visible with links.
Long-term– Continue to add items to your survival kit and learn strategies from others then conduct a workshop in which you show other teachers how to build their survival kits.

Glogster: My Teacher’s Survival Kit

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Build your teacher survival kit & share some of the methods with us!

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