11 Random Facts

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This post is different from my usual ones, because I’m participating in a blogging meme, in which you get to find out 11 facts about me. I think this meme would be a great way to motivate language learners to write and learn more about each other. It’s a great way to build a community, especially online.

The mission:

1. Acknowledge the nominating blogger(s).
2. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you.
4. List 11 bloggers.
5. Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer, and let all the bloggers know they have been nominated. Don’t nominate a blogger who has nominated you.

I was tagged by Sandy Kendell, Adam Simpson, Kathy Fagan, Sarah Thomas, and Carol Goodey. I’d like to thank them for their thoughtful questions. I’ve chosen to answer their questions in this audio recording:

11 Random Facts About Me

  1. When I travel to a place with a beach, sea, or lake, I try to watch the sunrise or sunset, and listen to Maria Callas or Sarah Brightman. I’ve done this in at least 10 countries and possibly 50 cities.
  2. I often write messages in the sand hoping to inspire someone.
  3. My favorite artist is Marc Chagall and I’ve traveled throughout 3 countries to see his stain glass pieces and paintings.
  4. I love the 80s!
  5. I sometimes make Rosco dance with me and sometimes we make spoofs of songs.
  6. I was a traveling poet and a slam poet.
  7. I’ve lived in Greece, Germany, Oklahoma, and Texas.
  8. I used to collect hippos when I was younger and have over 100 hippo figurines, etc.
  9. One day I want to write a comic or children’s book about Rosco. I often create the comic of his antics in my head to amuse myself. There was a series in which he had an evil arch nemesis, Anna the Dotson.
  10. My dad was a championship bowler so I grew up in bowling alleys.
  11. I’ve written a Spanish poetry book with the artist, Ruben Luna, in 1999, entitled, “The Paintings on the Wall.” It was my first self-published book and I only have 2 copies.

My 11 Questions

The bloggers I’m tagging are Tyson Seburn, Fabiana Casella, Sylvia Guinan, Theodora Pap, Débora Tebovich, Hana Ticha, Maria Bossa, Georgia Psarra, Marijana Smolčec, Nikki Robertson, and Cristina Monteiro Silva. I’ve listed their Twitter accounts below in this listly.

  1. What is a goal you hope to accomplish from your bucket list?
  2. What is one goal you hope to accomplish in 2014?
  3. If you could host a reality TV show, what would it be about?
  4. How do you blow off steam?
  5. What is one of your personal theme songs?
  6. What are you incredibly proud of accomplishing?
  7. What was one of your favorite gifts?
  8. How have you dealt with a past failure?
  9. What is one piece of advice that has helped you throughout life?
  10. What was your favorite toy when you were a child?
  11. What’s your favorite piece of art?

The mission for these 11 bloggers:

1. On your own blog, create a post and mention I tagged you along with anyone else who did.
2. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
3. In addition, to these facts answer the 11 questions I created for you.
4. List or tag 11 additional bloggers, not me.
5. Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer, and let all the bloggers know they have been nominated.

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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.

4 thoughts on “11 Random Facts

    1. It’s so funny but my dad put us through bowling camp and in the home videos you hear him yelling, “Maybe you’d like to try another sport like golf!” LOL! I can’t golf either. My highest score is 114 and that was like twice ever in my life.

      1. Hah! I think bowling and golf are very similar (you compete with the conditions, more than with other people). When I golf I don’t keep score, that helps, ha ha!

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