Professional Development Meme 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009 at 7:36PM

This meme is circulating around the edublogosphere and I thought it was very motivating. I first heard about it on Twitter, and then again from LoonyHiker at Successful Teaching and Clif Mims at ClifNotes. I wasn't tagged -- but they say anyone can participate! I invite all my readers to do so. (Are there any readers? LOL)


Summer can be a great time for professional development. It is an opportunity to learn more about a topic, read a particular work or the works of a particular author, beef up an existing unit of instruction, advance one’s technical skills, work on that advanced degree or certification, and finish many of the other items on our ever-growing To Do Lists. Let’s make Summer 2009 a time when we actually get to accomplish a few of those things and enjoy the thrill of marking them off our lists. Although this meme is somewhat US-centric because we have our long break in June and July, those overseas could still set some goals to reach before the next milestone, i.e. end of term, prior to next school year, before the next break, etc.

The Rules

My Goals

I Tag...

(UNLESS you are already tagged or you are trying to unplug this summer)

  1. Anyone setting goals to reach before school starts again next fall.
  2. Anyone overseas setting goals to reach before end of term or next break.
  3. Kate Olson of Kate Says
  4. Marianne Stabile of A Teacher in Abu Dhabi
  5. Julia Fallon
  6. Scott Elias
  7. Chris Clementi at Kidsnetsoft
Image credit: Trussville City Schools Curriculum and Instruction Department

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