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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What You May Have Missed at Teacher Reboot Camp…

Month in Review: March 2010! Sorry for how late this post is but March has been my busiest month professionally and April looks just as busy. March and April seem to be popular months for conferences and I've been busily preparing presentations and wikis. You probably have been just as busy and may have missed some of the tips, resources, and Read full article »

ISTEK and My One Year Twitter Birthday

On April 8th I celebrate my Twitter birthday! The recent ISTEK conference I attended in Istanbul, Turkey was an incredible way to celebrate this momentous, life-changing event. Just under a year ago I was a passionate English language teacher who had moved from the United States to Germany. Teaching language learners in their native country was vastly different than I Read full article »

Creativity in Education by Leonor Cristina Santos

Part of the series: Global Issues in Education The 21st century is to content creators what the industrial revolution was to factory workers. The demand for creative thinking is both a challenge and an opportunity. Sometimes failure is an essential element of deep practice. Next analyze your errors, noting exactly where your performance didn't match your ideal. Now try again. You'll probably fail Read full article »

10 Cool Tips & Resources for Text Response by Judith Way

Part of the Cool Sites series I developed the Preston Girls' Secondary College Reading Wiki to show and share with students and teachers how web 2.0 tools can inspire students to respond to set texts in a more creative way. Making book trailers Filming their own '60 second recap Making animotos Creating toondoos Using Flickr to make a showbag Developing a glog Creating a Read full article »

Syllabus or Silly-bus? by Tom King

Part of the series: Global Issues in Education One of my teenage sons used to refer to the syllabus in his high school course as a "silly-bus." In many ways, in today's ever-changing world, it still is: "Silly"; a learning "Bus", if you will, and far too often to a new destination, or at least one whose route has changed. Read full article »

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