Teacher Burn-Out & Personal Theme Songs: Interview with @VickyLoras

Interview 1 of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators. Click the link to find out more about the 30 Goals Challenge for Educators.

For 2013, we are Hanging Out with some of the past and current participants of the 30 Goals Challenge for Educators. It was fun starting off the first of the series by hanging out with Vicky Loras who started the 30 Goals Challenge in 2011. She lurked for the first cycle till she felt confident to reflect on her blog in cycle 2. She completed 17 challenges.  Vicky and I became good friends on Twitter when I was living in Germany, the neighboring country to Switzerland where she lives. I finally met Vicky a few years back in Paris and we had such a great time. It felt like we had known each other for years. Watch the video, take the slideshow quiz, and/or leave Vicky a comment!

The live video Google Hang Outs on Air will be shown live on the 30 Goals Interviews Page when they take place. You can hang out with us while the interview takes place and ask the interviewees questions, too! We will be interviewing Lisa Dabbs and Tyson Seburn next. You can also type in a question by visiting our 30 Goals Facebook group and adding your question there. The recorded video interviews are on this Youtube 30 Goals playlist.

Interview 1: Vicky Loras

About Vicky Loras

Vicky Loras is an English Teacher, born in the beautiful city of Toronto, Canada. She has been teaching English as a foreign language and literature to students of all ages, for over 15 years. She now lives in Switzerland and is the co-founder and owner of The Loras English Network, a school she opened with her sister Eugenia. They teach English, train teachers and also hold children’s events. Find her 30 Goal’s reflections here, http://vickyloras.wordpress.com and follow her on Twitter, @VickyLoras

Screen Shots from the Hang Out

GHangOut with Vicky Loras on PhotoPeach

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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, author, and international speaker. She is the host of American TESOL’s Free Friday Webinars and the Social Media Community Manager for The Consultants-E. She has co-founded and organized the acclaimed educational projects, Edchat, ELTChat, The Reform Symposium E-Conference and the ELTON nominated Virtual Round Table language and technology conference. Her prolific presence in the educator community through social media has been recognized by several notable entities, such as The New York Times, UNESCO Bangkok, Edweek, Converge Magazine, the United Federation of Teachers, the 140 Conference, Mashable, English Central, Tefl.net, and T/H/E JOURNAL. Her education blog, Teacher Reboot Camp, is ranked as one of the top 10 language teaching and technology blogs and the 50 best blogs for education leaders. In 2012 find her book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators published by Eye on Education and participate with over 7000 educators worldwide in this online professional development course that helps educators develop Personal Learning Networks and accomplish social media and teaching goals. Find her on Twitter, @ShellTerrell. Shelly has taught English language learners at various levels since 1998 in the US, Greece, and in Germany. She currently presents and hosts workshops on integrating technology effectively with young learners and adults. Shelly holds an Honours BA in English and a minor in Communication with a specialization in Electronic Media from the University of Texas in San Antonio and an Honours MA in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix.

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