Goal 1 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2011

Goal

Short-term- Offer a student or other educator you see struggling support. It could be a colleague who is stressed or a student struggling with another subject. Who in your life needs your support?

Long-term- In what ways can we help students learn to support each other throughout the learning process? How can we build a supportive community with the colleagues in our school? How do we get away from the “us” versus “them” mentality?

Quote

“You cannot force commitment, what you can do…You nudge a little here, inspire a little there, and provide a role model.  Your primary influence is the environment you create.”

by Peter Senge, suggested by John Evans (@joevans)

Need Ideas?

  • Create a Wallwisher to celebrate someone’s birthday, achievement, anniversary, etc!
  • Help a teacher with a lesson plan!
  • If a student is having a bad day, tell his/her parent something nice!
  • Send a message through social media outlets!
    • Dedicate a song through BlipFm.
    • On Facebook or Twitter send a nice DM showing support.
  • Send an e-card wishing a friend well or give them a happy post-it note or a greeting card. My favorite e-greetings site is Care 2 Cards where your card supports a cause.
  • Make an Animoto video or Blabberize the message. You can find more services to show appreciation here!
  • Try these mobile apps to show appreciation!

Challenge:

Be a beam and show support for a colleague or student by the end of today! Don’t forget to reflect about the goal after you achieved it and share!

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