Will You Take The Challenge?

For the last 30 days, I have been answering one reflection question each day and I have learned so much about myself as an educator. Whether you are a veteran blogger or brand new to blogging, I invite you to take this challenge. Video tape or write your answers to each of the reflection questions and share it with your PLN. Here are the questions that I came up with. Are you ready to take the challenge?

30-Day Blog Challenge

Day 1:  How did you decide to become a teacher?
Day 2:  What do you believe is your greatest strength as a teacher?
Day 3:  In which area do you think you can improve the most?
Day 4:  What were you most worried about as you approached your first day as a teacher?
Day 5:  How do you keep your classroom organized?
Day 6:  What have you observed of other teachers that might work in your own classroom?
Day 7:  How can you best promote responsibility in your students?
Day 8:  How do you connect with your students?
Day 9:  What do you want out of the “Staff Room”?
Day 10:  Describe your ideal administrator.
Day 11:  What do you think about the phrase: “Always teach like you are going to be observed?”
Day 12:  What strategies do you use to keep up with grading?
Day 13:  What helpful advice have you heard about dealing with parents?
Day 14:  Who do you turn to for teaching advice and why?
Day 15:  How would you describe yourself as a person and as a teacher?
Day 16:  What is your biggest regret as an educator?
Day 17:  What is the most important thing you have learned in school?
Day 18:  What about education frustrates you the most?
Day 19:  How would your coworkers describe you?
Day 20:  Describe yourself during your first year of teaching and discuss how you have grown.
Day 21:  What was your most enjoyable moment as a teacher?
Day 22:  What did you encounter in your career which you did not expect?
Day 23:  What aspects about education are you currently excited for?
Day 24:  What part of teaching has been the easiest?
Day 25:  How were you taught in school?
Day 26:  What tools do you think are most important for professional development today?
Day 27:  What is one thing you want to accomplish before you are done teaching?
Day 28:  How do you create a classroom where every student feels included and valuable?
Day 29:  What is your preferred learning style and how does it affect how you teach?
Day 30:  What kind of teacher do you want to be in 10 years?

If you decide to take the challenge, please leave a comment to this post with your blog url so I can check it out.


  1. Love this idea... going to see if my PLN will tweet the answers... keeping it short & sweet might get more involved. Our district is #fcsd, and my handle is @kinnick72. Thanks for the great idea!

  2. Hi Julie!

    Thanks for sharing this... as you saw I'm slowly taking the challenge. It's actually one of the things I look forward to most at the end of a long day. I'm also trying not to read the next day's question before I sit down to write so that it's more authentic...otherwise I get stuck over analyzing. I look forward to reading through more of your posts and hearing how your year wraps up.


  3. Thanks so much for sharing this challenge. I am taking a deep breath and about to take the plunge.

  4. Hi Julie! Thanks for the opportunity to do a little reflection. I was long overdue... My answers will be posted at http://computermorah.weebly.com/1/post/2011/04/reflecting-on-teaching-a-30-day-blog-challenge.html

  5. Here's the start of my blog... Thanks for inspiring me to finally do it! http://themisadventuresofthejohnstonfamily.blogspot.com/

    Also, my classroom website... https://sites.google.com/a/fairfieldsfuture.org/fhsag/

  6. I think it is great that you are all starting the challenge! I think reflection is so important. I am excited to read your answers.

  7. I am glad I stumbled on to this challenge! I have had a very challenging school year for various reasons and I believe reflecting on these questions will help me process what happened this year. I will blog on dijrst.blogspot.com.

  8. Hello! I'm new to your blog, but you have inspired me to start the challenge! It's not on a "teacher" blog, but my personal blog, http://butterflymamaof2.blogspot.com/2011/06/teachers-reflection.html


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