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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Who Turns the Lights Off When We Leave Kindergarten? by Tom King

Part of the series: Global Issues in Education Thanks to Twitter today, I saw an inspiring website article today in Edutopia.com by Mitchel Resnick, entitled,  "Kindergarten Is the Model for Lifelong Learning."  I encourage you to read it! Dr. Resnick directs the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT's Media Lab, from whence many other good ideas have emanated: Read full article »

In My Absence

Currently, I am attending the TESOL Greece conference and presenting on Personal Learning Networks (PLNs). I have learned so much from my PLN that I have decided a personal challenge for me for 2010 is to persuade other educators to engage in a PLN. I passionately believe this would change the face of education. Passion, a funny creature..... Perhaps, you will understand Read full article »

12 Resources for Grammar and Punctuation Usage by Karen Schweitzer

Part of the Cool Sites series There are many different websites that can be used to teach your students about grammar and punctuation usage. Some of the best are interactive and can serve as fun reinforcement tools for those who are working to retain what they have already learned. Here are a few websites to bookmark and try throughout the school Read full article »

Why Do We Connect? Video Project

Starting next Sunday, I will begin presenting about Personal Learning Networks (PLNs). My presentation will take place at the TESOL Greece conference and two weeks later I will give a similar presentation at the ISTEK conference in Istanbul, Turkey.  I am deeply passionate about my topic. I believe that if every educator was part of a PLN, then educational reform Read full article »

Do Those That Show Up Make a Real Difference? by Harold Shaw

Part of the series: Global Issues in Education I was following my Twitter stream this morning and saw a Tweet go by from Shelly Terrell. and I responded back with This not the first time I have heard this "Get Involved. The world is run by those who show up."  This saying may be true sometimes, but personally I believe that many more Read full article »

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