Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010 Challenge - accomplish a goal a day

Today's new technologies require a shorter attention span when it comes to goals. With traditional goal setting we tend to aim for a distant target, one we can...ummm...put off and do at the last minute close to the deadline.

A blogger in my Professional Learning Network (PLN) has challenged us to accomplish 30 goals in 30 days.

"What?!" you may say. "That's ridiculous."

Actually it's something I've been thinking about recently, the quick pace that learning in a PLN occurs is so radically different from anything I've every experienced. It requires releasing the notion of set plans, 3-5 year goal setting. Things change so fast...seemingly day by day, hour by hour and in some cases it seems minute-to-minute.

It's because someone can quickly send you a link that can challenge and/or change your thinking on a specific topic.

30 goals in 30 days. I bet I'll be blogging about it soon.

Link - http://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org/2010/01/02/the-30-goals-2010-challenge/

2 comments:

Shelly Terrell said...

I completely agree with you, "It's because someone can quickly send you a link that can challenge and/or change your thinking on a specific topic." Moreover, I think many from your PLN engage you in conversations or collaborations over the material. Every week I'm part of a new experience just by a tweet, email, Skype call, and so forth which take place because of social media. It is exciting to talk with teachers in Nepal one week then meet with students in the US in another week! This is truly the power of PLNs and social media. Thanks for taking part in the challenge.

CAMprinc1 said...

Oh, I love the power of the PLN if you just let yourself go and let the current take you. Then hop out of the river and get things done on shore!

You are an inspiration!