Goal: Send a Future Message

Goal: Send a Future Message of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators

“What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t happened yet.”~ Anne Frank

Short-term goal– Write a future message and have your students write future messages to themselves.
Long-term goal– Try to make this a ritual where you write future messages to yourself every year.
One idea is to write yourself letter that you will open and read when your school year finishes. Hide it in your desk drawer and set a reminder either through Google Calendar or Reminder 101.
Another option is to get your students to write letters to themselves that they will open and read at the end of the school year.
A third option is for your students to write letters for their classmates with tips and advice.

Future Message Web Resources

These are some useful tools if you’d like to have students send an email or text to themselves:

Student & Teacher Letters

New to The 30 Goals Challenge? Each year, teachers worldwide aim to accomplish 1 to 30 goals that transform their teaching. Join the movement by accomplishing any goal from any of the cycles then letting us know through a blog reflection or status update on our Facebook community or on Twitter, @30GoalsEdu . At our official site,  30Goals.com, find all the goals, participant reflections, badges, and get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Classroom workbook. Click here to discover all the 2015 goals!

Current 2015 Goals


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This year with the 30 Goals Challenge for Educators, our 30 Goals Facebook community is voting on what some of the goals will be. We are grabbing this from the list of goals 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.

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