Some common professional goals for teachers include taking additional courses to work towards a master's degree or earn a more advanced license or certification. A few personal goals teachers can set include working with mentors, attending educational conferences and reading professional literature.Continue Reading
When establishing goals within an academic program, teachers often follow an acronym called a "SMART" plan. "SMART" means that goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, results-oriented and time-limited. Professional goals are often set by district administrators and a development committee for teachers within a district. Goals may include providing training sessions for teachers to help implement a program that improves student performance in a particular capacity.
One good goal a teacher can set is to improve technology skills. She can complete a tech JumpStart course or get certified as a Google Educator. A teacher can become a Google Educator by performing a series of online courses and passing exams that gauge the teacher's abilities with online Google applications, such as Google Docs, Google Drive, Calendar and Gmail. After a teacher achieves her goal of becoming a Google Educator, she can set a new goal to become a Google Certified Teacher, which requires on-site training and is much more rigorous.Learn more about Careers