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Teacher Zen! Ways to Prepare Yourself for Your Best Year Yet. The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching. 30goals.com. Digital Zen with Productivity & Timesaving Apps. TitanPad: Amazing Organizational and Timesaving Apps for the Connected Teacher. 30goals.com. Avoid Burn-Out. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Saturday, June 29th 2013 Goal 2: Avoid Burn-Out of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators.

Avoid Burn-Out

Click the link to find out more about the 30 Goals Challenge for Educators. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”~ Mary Anne Radmacher 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. Ways to Avoid Burn-Out as a Teacher on Pinterest. Build Your Teacher’s Survival Kit. The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. – John F.

Build Your Teacher’s Survival Kit

Kennedy When I first began teaching, I remember meeting a veteran teacher who carried a big bag with her everywhere. I forgot what the situation was but I remember her coming to the rescue with masking tape, scissors, and Post It notes. She told me she always carried those things among other items like dry erase markers, poster putty, and so forth as a teacher, because she had learnt that situations always arise when she needed these items. That left a huge impression on me and I kept thinking of this as a survival kit. More Resources If you enjoyed these ideas, you may want to get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachersor my $5.99 ebook, Learning to Go, which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.

Use a 3rd Party Service to Post to Various Sites. Install Bookmarklets / Extensions of Your Favorite Tools. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Sunday, December 8th 2013 Included in the Digital Tips Advent Calendar and part of the Effective Technology Integration category The tools I choose to use habitually or recommend to teachers, usually meet most of these requirements, they provide:

Install Bookmarklets / Extensions of Your Favorite Tools

10 Mind-blowing Google Drive Tips & Tools for Teachers. Google Tools for Teachers. Engaging Students with Google Communities. Organization and Timesaving Apps for the Connected Person. The Teacher's Survival Kit to Productivity Tools & Apps. ELT burnout revisited. A little more than two years ago, I talked about burnout, particularly the path towards it that I and probably you were on.

ELT burnout revisited

My ELT:Other ratio stared glaringly in my face, mocking my attempts at having a life outside of language teaching. It’s then that I realised I was definitely on the road to burnout. Now with Shelly Sanchez Terrell’s cycle 4 of the 30 Goals for Educators, and an upcoming Google Hangout I’ll be doing with her about them, it seems like an opportune time to revisit my path and see if things have changed. The gist of the ELT:Other ratio is looking at how you spend your time in language teaching areas vs all of your other interests.

It’s a 3-step process: If your #2 & #3 shows over 50% of your time on ELT, you might be heading down that fiery path. One caveat that came out in discussion, however, was the blurry grey (or in this case red) overlap between social media and ELT. What’s there to be done about burnout? If you don’t feel like you’re burning out, go with that. Not waving but drowning. Coping with social media, professional development and information overload Meet Olga.

Not waving but drowning

Olga teaches English several hours a day. Apart from preparing her classes, teaching, and marking assignments, in the course of a normal week she also does the following things: She accesses the online staffroom of her school to download material to use in some of her classes.She reads daily digests of e-mails from the five online professional development discussion groups belongs to. Sometimes she contributes a posting to the group on a topic she is interested in or knows something about.She notes down the date of a free webinar in her calendar, which she plans to attend next week.She checks her RSS reader and catches up with postings on two or three blogs written by other teachers around the world.She posts to her own professional blog about a new podcasting project that she has started with her elementary class.

How many of the above things do you do? And worst of all, I worry that it’s just me. Let's Learn with a Ball! Activities, Web Tools & Apps (All Ages) Lesson Ideas with Masking Tape. Learning Fun with Play Dough. Teachers Count > I Want To Teach > Why Become a Teacher> Ability of Teachers to Profoundly Impact Lives of Individual Children. Tips and Tools to Manage Your Twitter Time! Posted by Shelly Terrell on Saturday, July 10th 2010 Part of the Cool Sites series Photo from Brad Fitzpatrick a great flash animator and cartoonist!

Tips and Tools to Manage Your Twitter Time!

Digital Research. Bookmarking & Curation Tools. Notetaking. Google Tools. Docs Templates. Put the internet to work for you. - IFTTT. Gamify Your Life. Remember everything with Evernote, Skitch and our other great apps. Unroll.Me. Chrome Extensions for Educators.