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 […]

Join the EduGoals Challenge

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! Each year, teachers come together from around the world to accomplish 1 to 30 goals to transform the learning in their classrooms in a movement known as The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers. Below is a clickable graphic of the 15 goals we are currently […]

Goal: Set the Stage for Innovation

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! “Keep in mind that imagination is at the heart of all innovation. Crush or constrain it and the fun will vanish.” – Albert-László Barabási Goal: Set the stage for innovation this year with your learners by implementing a program or creating the environment for innovation. […]

Goal: Design a Badge

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! “Celebrate what you want to see more of.” – Thomas J. Peters Goal: Design a badge for your students or another colleague. Get your copy of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers or Learning to Go!​ Accomplish this goal: For the past 4 years, I integrated […]

Goal: Set Aside Time for Yourself

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! “A field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.” – Ovid Goal: For 1 week, dedicate at least 30 minutes a day to rest and relaxation. Accomplish this goal: Part of avoiding burnout is dedicating time to ourselves unrelated to teaching. I’ve struggled with this […]

Goal: Interview a Colleague

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! Goal: Interview a teacher or learner from another country. Accomplish this goal: Conduct a video, audio, or written interview with a colleague from another country to gain perspective on an issue. Take this further by publishing your interview. Get your copy of The 30 Goals Challenge for […]

Goal: Explore a Past Reflection

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! “Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead.” – Yvonne Woon Goal: Explore past reflections and reflect on what they reveal about your growth, ideologies, and beliefs about teaching and learning. Accomplish this goal: Look at past blog posts, journal entries, […]

Goal: Seek Feedback from Your Learners

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! “It seems that teachers and students can be blithely, blissfully unaware that they have different interpretations for the things being said in class. Sooner or later though, they experience a rude shock.” – Easley and Zwoyer (1975) Goal: Seek feedback from your learners about how […]

Goal: Let Students Know You Care in a Letter

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! “Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops.” – Henry Brooks Adams Goal: Write a heartfelt letter addressed to your students letting them how much they impacted you this year or write a reference letter for students for their future teachers to read. […]