Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, elearning specialist, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT. She has trained teachers and taught language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Iglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, the IATEFL YLTSIG, and VenTESOL. She is the instructional designer for American TESOL’s Teaching with Technology certification course, the Instituto Nacional de Tecnologías Educativas y de Formación de Profesorado’s Digital Storytelling for Teachers certification course, ITDI’s Learning to Go course, and the TESOL EVO session, eTextbook Teachers. She has been recognized by the ELTon Awards, The New York Times, NPR, and Microsoft’s Heroes for Education as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and webinars. Recently, she was named Woman of the Year 2014 by Star Jone’s National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and recognized by Tech & Learning as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Educator Entrepreneurs for 2015. Email me ( for workshops, keynotes, training sessions, and consultations. I also am a freelance writer for education sites.
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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