Technologically and linguistically adventurous EFL teacher, trainer, writer and manager

I’ve just been clearing out my files, and discovered this document, which I sat down and wrote after going to a conference in Brno during my first year of professional teaching. As far as I can remember, it was the first conference I’d been to, and it was certainly well before I knew about Twitter or blogs.

Teaching aims from 2009

Teaching aims from 2009

I’ve managed to achieve all of my short-term goals (I think!), and all but one of my medium-term goals, Delta results pending. I’m not yet a Cambridge examiner. As for the long-term goals, watch this space…


Comments on: "My teaching goals (from March 2009!)" (13)

  1. Oh, I think it’s great to find this flashback and to see how much you’ve already achieved and where to go next. Have any of your long-term goals changed, by the wah? Or have you got any new ones since then?
    I suppose it’ s a very good example of setting professional goals and professional development altogether!


    • Thanks for the comment Svetlana. I think I’d just add one more long-term goal: to start teacher training, possibly for Celta or Delta. What are your goals?


      • Celta or Delta is a highly valuable goal, too, so good luck with that! as for me, I can’t be as structured as you are, but mostly the goals are all around professional development (keeping up my level), probably making Delta, and becoming a published ELT writer. I am now on maternity leave, but I hope to be able to start doing something to achieve my very-long-term-goals)


  2. Dear Sandy,
    So interesting to read the goals you set in 2009 and see how you have managed to achieve all of them, yes, Delta is pending but I am optimistic (by nature). You might not know but I met you in Twitter and I have been following you since 2010. Somehow I have been a witness of how much you have achieved and I love learning from you and with you.
    Very honestly I wish I could be better at setting goals. I am not even able to achieve my daily goal that is walking for 30 minutes. But I will not give up 🙂

    “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”-Jim Rohn (for you Sandy)

    “The American lives even more for his goals, for the future, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being.”- Albert Einstein (Albert didn’t know me, I am a South American being)

    And yes, I would like to know if you have added new goals to your 2009 list.


    • Thank you very much Debbie!
      And I’ve managed to start walking more because I downloaded an app called striiv – it’s really addictive! Good luck with your aims.


  3. Brilliant, love it! And well done for meeting so many of your goals! Think I should make a list like that this year too… 🙂


  4. I’m very impressed!


  5. Sandy, you are such an inspiration! Well done for accomplishing so many of your goals in such a short time!
    I’m going to make a list of my goals.


  6. Oh, I’m watching! You are the girl to watch – you do so much! I agree with the others, what an inspiration!
    All the best!


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