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Purpose Teaching | Action Based Goals

Photo Credit by ~*Leah*~

Photo Credit by ~*Leah*~

“A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all” Georges Bernanos

Stressed Out K – 12 Education Series 2.6

Rubber Meets the Road

I’ve grown to love this part of goal setting. Don’t just stand there you have to do something. Action based goal setting is where the rubber meets the road. When I created Empowering Basics University 20 years ago I didn’t understand how important monitoring actions were for me to produce the results I desired the most. I didn’t know any better I was young and just made things happen. If I could think it it was in motion within minutes. I don’t move as fast as I use to however, actions remain the foundation for my company’s three-step problem-solving model called PAR (problems + actions = result).

PAR Technology

I like to put it this way, “The problems you have plus the actions you take equal the results you get – It doesn’t get any simpler than that.” Master it and then teach this to your students. Lead by example. The results of your actions will be the yardstick for measuring your goals.

Consider this, one of my goals maybe to bring students and parents together with the community leaders in order to network people that would not otherwise be connected. The task of networking is orchestrated by specific actions. The actions might look brand new or common based on the dynamics of the group and specifics of each situation.

Be the Change

One thing I’d do after interviewing everyone involved is to find some an existing social networking platform that could be an extension of what’s already in place. And making it happen for little or no cost is always the plan. I might start with emailing a white paper or linked report,
http://scribd.com

But it doesn’t stop there I might send an audio file,
http://utterli.com

Or I might even send a short video link to introduce my cause.
http://youtube.com
http://viddler.com

If your strength is Power Point send it.
http://slideshare.net

Conference Call Services work really well.
http://freeconferencecall.com
http://thebasementventure.com
http://skype.com

Video Conferences Services work better.
http://screencast.com
http://ooVoo.com

You can blog it or vlog it doesn’t matter.
http://wordpress.com
http://tumblr.com
http://vimeo.com

And if you want to really shine try conference call recording for others to listen to at their own convenience.
http://talkshoe.com
http://blogtalkradio.com

Yep, you can video record a call as well.
http://ustream.com

Broadcast your events by email,
http://evite.com

Now if you want to really be swank with it Tweet and Linkedin Group the thing, you know.
http://twitter.com
(Dan Hollings is a great resource for learning about Twitter http://twurl.nl/8ey8rc)
http://linkedin.com
http://plaxo.com
http://letsfreckle.com

I pretty much use all of these services in one way or another because I like quality free stuff! Click around on the links [at] http://laroncarter.com to see how I’ve used them and email me if you have any questions, bemyguestteacher [at] gmail.com

As always please comment and share
on my Asphalt Check Blog as to what systems you use to assist in being the change?

This is a new series called Stressed Out K – 12 Education. Over the next several weeks we will explore classroom issues surrounding special needs, at-risk behaviors, student – teacher and teacher – parent relationships, and much more as it relates to reducing stress created from educational systems, narrow minded thinking of difficult colleagues, and the headaches of some one else’s undisciplined kids.

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