Making Learning Meaningful with Badges and Missions

Today, we hosted the first Twitter chat of The Goal-Minded Teacher: Challenges to Transform Student Learning (#EduGoalsMOOC) free open online course with guest experts Dr. Will Deyamport (@IamDrWill) and Noah Geisel (@SenorG). Below is the archive of the Twitter chat with our participants and experts sharing tips and resources about student motivation with digital badges and […]

Tips for Teacher Motivation, Goal-Setting, and PLNs!

Today, the first live event of The Goal-Minded Teacher: Challenges to Transform Student Learning (#EduGoalsMOOC) free open online course took place. Below is the YouTube recording and the Twitter chat of our panelists sharing tips about teacher motivation, balance, and goal-setting. Our esteemed panelists who are educators in the US, Greece, and Portugal, include Lisa Dabbs (@TeachWithSoul), Theodora […]

9 Reasons You Should Join the Free Goal Minded Teacher Online Course!

“The whole being of any teacher is within our hearts. Although education prepares us to teach, it is the love of learning that sustains us.”- Robert John Meehan I am excited to announce that after a year collaborating with INTEF (Instituto Nacional de Tecnologías Educativas y de Formación del Profesorado) and the Ministry of Education […]

Goal: Inspire Them to Inspire

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” – Bob Talbert Goal: Encourage students to choose a cause and create digital posters, infographics, or videos to raise funds or awareness about this cause. This goal comes from Maria Theologidou from Greece. […]

Goal: Make It About the Relationships

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! “One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” […]

Goal: Introduce Pop Culture into the Curriculum

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein Goal: Engage your students with pop culture appropriate for their ages. Teach a lesson with a song or share an example or anecdote from a famous […]

Goal: Introduce Us to Your School

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! “Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.” – Scott Hayden Goal:  Create a video, digital flyer, or digital poster showcasing your school. Hayfa Majdoub, a teacher in Tunisia, suggested this goal. Check out […]

Goal: Be Someone's Champion

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! “Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be.” – Rita f. Pierson Goal: Be another teacher or your student’s champion in the […]

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, […]