After Idaho’s snowiest winter in more than 100 years (yeah, that happened), spring has finally sprung and my passion project is done. This week, I’ll present my 20Time results to students as I model their end-of-project speech assignment, but I thought a few blog friends might also be curious about how things turned out. Here’s a rehearsal of my upcoming speech:
(Sorry, the video’s a bit long. I got carried away…as usual.)

For me, 20Time continues to be an incredibly powerful tool, both professionally and personally. Interested in bringing 20Time to your classroom? Click here for a free packet of print-and-use materials that’ll help clear your path.

Teach on, everyone!


Join the conversation! 17 Comments

  1. Fantastic! I think I felt a tear duct leap with delight! I want to try your 20Time so badly!


  2. Do it, do it, do it, Dana! This is DEFINITELY one of the best things I’ve ever brought to my classroom. I say, go for it! 🙂


  3. Whoohooo…such an inspiration! But then, again, you always are! Your energy is so palpable. Makes me want to do a pull up!


  4. Congrats, Laura! Truly inspiring.


  5. Thanks, Crystal and Angela, for reading and commenting. It means a lot to me! 🙂


  6. Love it! Congratulations. Great example for your kids of a final presentation. My class has 3 weeks to go. I’ll be showing them your video before then in addition to my final presentation on the “English Teacher Learns to Code.”


  7. Oh my gosh, Kelly, now that’s embarrassing! I’m sure your kids will be like, “Who’s this weird old lady?” 🙂

    How did your coding project turn out? Anything to share with us? Links? Would love to you see your work!


  8. I am super impressed! Yes- that you did it for sure but also your presentation leading up to it. You are super wonderful in every way! 👍🏻👏🏼💪🏻❤


  9. Thanks for being inspiring! I am one of those people who has never been able to do a pull up either! I would like to try this project next year…just a little hesitant. Do you think this is something that could work for a nine weeks, or do you really recommend the full 12 weeks to get the best results?


  10. Good morning! Congrats on another successful 20Time endeavor! Your ideas continue to inspire us! Thanks for sharing!



  11. Thanks, Jan! I’m definitely more comfortable with the tech than with the barbells. 🙂


  12. Hey Megan,
    You absolutely could run this successfully on a nine-week cycle with your classes. Last year, due to a tight calendar, I had to slim it down to 10 work sessions and the project was still valid for my kids. Nine weeks is plenty of time to make something happen. Hope you give it a go! 🙂


  13. Ah, Valerie, thanks for your note. I’m so glad you’re here with me on the blog! 🙂


  14. WAY.TO.GO.LAURA!!!!!!! Soooo proud of you!!! YOU DID IT!!!!! I KNEW you could!!

    Your presentation? Sublime! Perfect!

    Question now is: are you going to continue your fitness program? Waking up at 5 am sounds like torture to me!

    Keep up the great work! Always an inspiration for all of us!


  15. Thanks, Carolyn! Knowing that I would have to report results on the blog definitely helped with my motivation. I made the video about a week ago and I am still following the routine, so I’m thinking I might have developed a true fitness habit. Also, I tossed out those old pants, so there’s no going back. 🙂


  16. Congratulations, Laura! You truly are an inspiration. How do you manage to put so much energy into everything you do? 🙂


  17. Thanks, Michelle! I think I have one of those hamster wheels forever spinning in my brain. Just. Can’t. Stop. (Seriously, it’s pretty annoying. Just ask my family.)


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