Goal 29: Present Your Ideas #30Goals

Goal 29 of The 30 Goals Challenge 2011

“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld

“A person can have the greatest idea in the world. But if that person can’t convince enough other people, it doesn’t matter”~ Gregory Berns

Goal

Short-term- Write down your vision of how you would improve education, then describe a movement that supports this vision.

Long-term- Find ways to encourage other educators, parent, and students to support the movement to transform education.

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Due to traveling, I am behind on posting the podcasts. I will try to get the podcasts up soon!

Challenge:
Find a movement to support!

Did you reflect on this goal? Please leave a comment that you accomplished this goal by either posting your own video reflection on Youtube, using the hashtag #30Goals, posting on the 30 Goals Facebook group, adding a post to the 43 Things web/mobile app, or adding a comment below! Feel free to subscribe to The 30 Goals podcast!

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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, author, and international speaker. She is the host of American TESOL’s Free Friday Webinars and the Social Media Community Manager for The Consultants-E. She has co-founded and organized the acclaimed educational projects, Edchat, ELTChat, The Reform Symposium E-Conference and the ELTON nominated Virtual Round Table language and technology conference. Her prolific presence in the educator community through social media has been recognized by several notable entities, such as The New York Times, UNESCO Bangkok, Edweek, Converge Magazine, the United Federation of Teachers, the 140 Conference, Mashable, English Central, Tefl.net, and T/H/E JOURNAL. Her education blog, Teacher Reboot Camp, is ranked as one of the top 10 language teaching and technology blogs and the 50 best blogs for education leaders. In 2012 find her book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators published by Eye on Education and participate with over 7000 educators worldwide in this online professional development course that helps educators develop Personal Learning Networks and accomplish social media and teaching goals. Find her on Twitter, @ShellTerrell. Shelly has taught English language learners at various levels since 1998 in the US, Greece, and in Germany. She currently presents and hosts workshops on integrating technology effectively with young learners and adults. Shelly holds an Honours BA in English and a minor in Communication with a specialization in Electronic Media from the University of Texas in San Antonio and an Honours MA in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix.

6 thoughts on “Goal 29: Present Your Ideas #30Goals

  1. Shally–After 20 years working with classroom methods, I had an epiphany–that children are motivated instantly by conditions around them–and how this best occurs. That was 19 years ago, during which I’ve developed a simple approach by which I believe any classroom can be turned around in a couple weeks. If you or anyone are interested, I’ll send two books (ebook form)that I’ve written (contact jjensen@gci.net). One is The Silver Bullet Easy Learning System: How to Change Classrooms Fast and Energize Students for Success, and the other is Practice Makes Perfect: How to Rescue Education One Classroom at a Time. They explain (and show clearly how to correct) the basic flaw that has all US education struggling still since it was imposed by Progressive Education a century ago. Best regards, John Jensen, Ph.D.

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