Moments That Take Our Breath Away

“Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” ~ Hilary Cooper

Thank you for another year of inspiration. Your support, participation, collaboration and sharing made 2013 momentous.

I am a goal-oriented person. Each year, I adopt a theme/vision and set goals, action plans, and keynotes that support this theme. In 2013, I adopted the theme, This is My Moment, which was also the theme for Cycle 4 of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators. I was driven to push boundaries and improve the quality of professional development for teachers worldwide. This entailed developing materials and events that were affordable, valuable, and accessible. The achievements, which were highly collaborative, exceeded my expectations and resulted in me conducting over 60 presentations, workshops, and keynotes for over 10,000 teachers and students worldwide.

Projects and Achievements for 2013/2014

With the help of my Passionate Learning Network (PLN), I:

In addition to these projects, I was able to help teachers in Slovenia and Croatia integrate Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) and give workshops and keynotes in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Las Vegas, San Antonio, New Jersey, Kentucky, Missouri, Washington, D.C., and in the UK.

Free 2014 Resources and Events

The average teacher will impact nearly 3000 individuals. That is why I believe so strongly in these projects. Without your help and support they wouldn’t be effective. I feel very blessed. As a token of thanks I have created this Resource page with links to various free materials and events,, or check out the embedded image below. I’ve also included a video of my 2013 moments. This is a mash-up of moments that were captured by Facebook, Google Plus, and Instagram. Create yours at and The song is “Sentiment d ‘amour (Feeling Love)” by Syenta, 2011, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0).

Video: 2013 Moments

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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,, 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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