Showing posts with label happy new year. Show all posts
Showing posts with label happy new year. Show all posts

Monday, January 1, 2018

Don't Tell People About Your New Year's Resolution

Happy New Year! I hope that 2018 is a great year for you and that you accomplish all of the goals that you set for yourself in 2018. Just don't tell me or anyone else what those goals are unless you're asking for an accountability partner. It's not that I don't care about your goals, in fact, I do care and that's why I don't want you to tell people about them. Years ago I learned that if you tell someone your goal, you're less likely to accomplish it. Don't take my word for it, watch this three minute TED Talk in which Derek Sivers explains the research on the psychology of keeping goals to yourself until you have reached them.


Applications for Education
If part of your plan when school starts again tomorrow is to have students talk about New Year's resolutions, take a few minutes to watch this video with your students. I did that with my homeroom students seven years ago and one of those students recently mentioned it to me when I ran into her at a local ski resort where she now runs one of the guest services departments at the resort.

Monday, December 31, 2012

The Last Post of the Year

We're in the last 12 hours of 2012 and I just want to say thank you to all of you who have read and shared any or all of the 1,527 posts that were published on Free Technology for Teachers this year. A special thank you goes out to the guest bloggers who shared their insights at various times throughout the year.

This year I had the privilege to meet many of you in person at conferences and schools throughout North America and Europe. Thank you for coming up and saying hello to me. It's always so nice to see friendly faces in a crowd.

After more than five full years of writing this blog I'm still amazed by support of all of you.

 I'm looking forward to 2013 and I wish everyone the best for great new year!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thank you to everyone that has helped Free Technology for Teachers grow over the years. I hope that the New Year brings all the best to all of you.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

December's Most Popular Posts

Happy New Year! I hope 2011 is a great year for everyone. Last week I ran a series of the most popular posts of the year so I'm skipping making a list of 2010's most popular posts. I have, however, assembled a list of December's most popular posts.

Here are December's most popular posts:
1. 17 Free eBooks for Teachers and Parents
2. 200 Years in Four Minutes
3. 12 Ways to Create Videos Without Cameras or Software
4. Sort Google Search Results by Reading Level
5. 10+ Alternatives to Drop.io
6. How to Prepare for the Delicious Shut Down
7. The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators
8. 10 Ways to Create Comics Online
9. Google Body Browser = Google Earth for Anatomy
10. 7 Visually Appealing Ways to Publish Documents Online

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