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Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is an education activist, thought-provoker, author, and international speaker. She is also the host for American TESOL's Free Friday Webinars and the Social Media Community Manager for The Consultants-E. She is the co-organizer and co-creator of the acclaimed educational projects, Edchat, The Reform Symposium E-Conference and the Virtual Round Table conference. Her projects have been highlighted by several notable entities including the New York Times and the Washington Post. Visit her education blog, Teacher Reboot Camp, for resources for effective technology integration. Keep an eye out for her book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators published by Eye on Education. Participate with over 7000 other educators worldwide in the online completion of these goals. Find her on Twitter, @ShellTerrell. Contact her, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com
Shelly Sanchez Terrell has written 5 posts for Cooperative Catalyst

How a Whisper Becomes a Roar

Recently, Kirsten Olson posted about the influence of the Gates Foundation in getting messages of education reform spread through paid bloggers and investing around $500,000 in spreading these messages. Please read her very important post, We’re Not Getting Paid. Kirsten also points out that at the Cooperative Catalyst we aren’t getting paid for our voices … Continue reading

Bullies, Victims, Voices

December 17th is Anti-Bullying day and I want to share my experience with bullying and encourage you to share your experiences in the comments section or in your blog. If you write a post, please feel free to also share the link in the comments section. Forgive me for diverging for a moment. I hope … Continue reading

Bad Teachers, Scapegoats, and Halting Education Transformation

I’m sick with the media, Oprah, L.A. Times, Education Nation, Michelle Rhee, and politicians who have found a scapegoat to blame problems on and do nothing about education in the US. Scapegoating is a political trick from history. You may remember when Hitler blamed the Jews for the woes of the economy. He convinced a … Continue reading

Undoing the Damage of High-Stakes Testing

In the song, Tis of Thee, Ani DiFranco sings, “We’ll never live long enough to undo everything they’ve done to you,” and I believe this is the mantra we should associate with high-stakes testing. Standardized tests have plagued our education system since the 1920s and associated with the results of these tests are decisions that … Continue reading

Children and Cardboard Boxes

Give a child a cardboard box and magic happens. The ratty, old box becomes an airplane and the child the pilot or a hospital and the child the doctor. The cardboard box takes them on adventures and helps them explore imaginary places in their minds. The cardboard box brings them joy and inspires creativity and … Continue reading

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