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Datenglish: 30 Goals Challenge - Stepping out of your comfort zone. "Courage is like a muscle; it is strengthened by use" - Ruth GordonI still wonder why I chose to leave my comfort zone when my goal has to do with the support of other people.

Datenglish: 30 Goals Challenge - Stepping out of your comfort zone

I am thinking about reframing my goal. But I like challenges; with the time I have discovered I even enjoy challenging myself.Decision taken.No, I won’t reframe my goal. I will find a way to deal with my own leaving my safe dock and I will find ways to encourage my band of students to join me, or better still I will offer to join them. I will do it, because they deserve it, because there’s a lot of love, care and respect in my band. They deserve to be the stars of a movement, however small; together, we can make a difference. How it all started. Goal 5: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone : English Advantage. (evol)ve teaching, my new mantra. Love & evolution Two words related to teaching throughout my career Without one, I dread the class day ahead; I count the minutes until class ends; I like nothing I use in class.

(evol)ve teaching, my new mantra

One cannot last long without the other. When one is missing, I choose to change: accept a new challenge, engage in new opportunities to collaborate, teach something different, and teach something differently. Lately, I have been flirting with burnout and need a break, but I also need a plan as the academic year approaches after my break, and have decided to adopt a snazzy new mantra: evolve teaching. Accept a new challenge You may have heard of ARC or academic reading circles–it’s been a prominent feature in my life for some time now. Engage in new opportunities to collaborate An interested colleague, perhaps even more invested in blended learning than me, proposed a collaborative research project involving the movement of ARC online–something I honestly hadn’t given much priority to before.

30 Goals Challenge - Goal 5. I have participated in the 30 Goals Challenge hosted by Shelly Sanchez Terrell before.

30 Goals Challenge - Goal 5

You can read all about it at her website Teacher Reboot Camp. In the past, I have only got through about half of the goals. I am going to try and make it all the way through this time. Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone # Goal 5 EduGoals 2013. #Goal 5 EduGoals Comfort Zones are just your imagination… until they’re not….

Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone # Goal 5 EduGoals 2013

Photo credit: Joe Ormonde Sheosamh Within the fortess of my mind what do I try to hide? Words, ideas, action dark without expression lost without life’s lessons Sitting, changing, morphing the mind Yet growing tired inside, please fortress unwind release, set free permission to express, make a mess, confess Fear of time has no reason or rhyme wrapped in silken cobwebs Lashes laden with dust so heavy why is this spider designing me When I should design my own destiny? Just pinch me with your rusty drawbridge squeaking, yawning, groaning wide Then I’ll be awake let loose my fancy crazy pride! Thinking and scribbling are my comfort zones. That’s why comfort zones are just your imagination. The business your never set up, the book you never write, the website you never develop, the countries you never visit, the languages you never learn, the people you never meet.

I have been teaching online for three years now. Until. Step out of your comfort zone Goal 5 – #30GoalsEdu « English - Batteries not included... Stepping over a shadow in my back yard Next Wednesday, the 31st of July, I’m celebrating an anniversary quite unlike others in my life: fourteen years of teaching English as a foreign language.

Step out of your comfort zone Goal 5 – #30GoalsEdu « English - Batteries not included...

Our Ships Sailing. Courage to Connect. Collaboration has never been any easier.

Courage to Connect

We have access to more information than we can possibly need or want at our fingertips. No longer are we limited to traditional means of engaging, investigating, discovering, and communicating. Many of us find ourselves at an important crossroads. We have a multitude of experience and expertise at our fingertips. Information is travelling at the speed of light. Connecting on a global scale seems like second nature for me. I realize more and more that I am still considered a minority in my learning circles. Connecting requires real courage. I have been guilty myself of making it look a lot easier than it is. The rewards far outweigh the risks in my humble opinion. In the last few days alone I have been able to share in a multitude of experiences I would have otherwise been none the wiser to. Step Out of Your Comfort Zone. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Monday, July 15th 2013 Goal 5: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators.

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Click the link to find out more about the 30 Goals Challenge for Educators. “A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. Sail out to sea and do new things.” ~ Grace Hopper This year with the 30 Goals Challenge for Educators, our 30 Goals Facebook community is voting on what some of the goals will be. My Take on the Goal All of us have our ports, our places where we feel safe. Short-term- Commit to stepping out of your comfort zone and setting your ship to sea. 30 Goals Challenge: Goal 5 Step out of your comfort zone.