45 Minute Goals Can Transform Your Teaching

Don't walk in the classroom defeated. Make professional development personal. Start tomorrow. It is easy in simple, small steps. For the last seven years, Shelly Terrell's 30 Goals Challenge has ignited teacher learning. Today, we'll learn how this “quick goal” technique can transform your teaching.

 

Shelly wants teachers to tackle small, short goals. They take just 45 minutes each. Small achievements within the day can build momentum in your classroom. These small goals can energize you. Listen to the show. Grab the book. Check out Sylvia Duckworth's sketchnote. This technique is worth investigating.

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Show Notes and Resources

  • The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers by Shelly Sanchez Terrell
  • How can teachers envision their own greatness?
  • How can tired teachers develop themselves personally?
  • If teaching isn't about balance, then what is it about?
  • How did Shelly pull out of her own depression and struggle with burnout?
  • How do unconnected educators get started online?
  • What are some fast ways to add fun into the classroom tomorrow?
  • What is the purpose of a teaching manifesto?
  • Pinterest Boards with Teaching Manifestos
  • Why are teachers afraid to write their teaching manifesto? (like me ;-)
  • Shelly has lots of Pinterest boards relating to the 30 goals.
  • #30goals on Twitter

Who is Shelly Terrell?

Shelly Sanchez Terrell @ShellTerrell is a teacher trainer, e-learning specialist, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching. She has trained teachers and taught language learners in over 20 countries and has been recognized by the ELTon Awards, Microsoft’s Heroes for Education, named Woman of the Year by Star Jone’s National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the Big 10: Most Influential People Transforming EdTech by Tech & Learning.

30 goals challenge sketchnote by Sylvia Duckworth

Sylvia Duckworth sketched Shelly Terrell's 30 goals challenge. Get the book and learn more about making small, doable goals.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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