Goal: Create Your Me Manifesto #30goals

Goal: Create a Teacher Manifesto of The 30 Goals Challenge! “The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” ~ Ferdinand Foch “Manifesto: a public declaration of principles and intentions.” via Wikipedia Goal Short-term– Create your Me Manifesto either on a blog, using the Word Dream iOS app, Animoto, Easel.ly, Canva, Tackk, Edubuncee, PowToons, or any […]

Goal 30: What's Your Passion? Pass it On! #30Goals

Goal 30 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2011 “Men are like trees: each one must put forth the leaf that is created in him.” – Henry Ward Beecher Goal Short-term– Begin brainstorming and planning a project you will start this year that supports your passion. Long-term– Spread the word about this project and have others […]

Passion: PASS It ON

* The title of this post, Pass it On, comes from one of the We Connect submissions by a student named Hannah Hardy.* My experience with passion has shown me that passion is often consuming as in your thoughts running wild with ideas keeping you up in the wee hours. It’s lying in bed with […]

Do We See the Beauty in Every Student?

As many of us prepare for the start of a new year, I can’t help but think of the students who will drop-out, work instead of go to college, be placed in a juvenile detention center, go to jail, fail, attend alternative schools, or be on welfare. Somewhere along the way a parent, teacher, politician, […]

How Do We Nurture Passion?

Earlier this week, I shared this video of sixth grader, Greyson Chance, singing a cover of Lady Gaga’s song, Paparazzi during his school’s festival. Feel the Passion… This video astonished me for many reasons. One reason is the passion that this sixth grade boy shows. He clearly loves playing the piano and singing this song. […]

What Did They Tweet?

February’s 2nd edition of the What Did They Tweet weekly series! Let’s see what our Personal Learning Network (PLN) tweeted about in education and social media this week. Mashable’s TED Channel @Luis2010 posted Mashable’s news that they now have a TED channel. Through the channel, I discovered Isabel Allende’s beautiful video about the power of […]

Goal: Plant a Seed

Part of the Goals 2010 Challenge Series, Goal 25 One tidbit I carried from church was that having a mustard seed of faith could move mountains. I believe this theory applies to education. I believe if I plant a mustard seed of faith into the mind of every student, then perhaps then will believe that […]