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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Meet My PLN (Personal Learning Network) Series

As part of this series, I have decided to interview some of the
members of my PLN. I have started by interviewing one of the
most supportive and encouraging educator I have met: Shelly
Terrell (@shellterrell). Shelly is a freelance technology trainer
and social media consultant for language institutes, schools and
educational organizations worldwide. She's the creator, moderator
and coordinator of #Edchat, a weekly discussion on Twitter involving nearly 1000 educators all around the world.

These are the questions I asked Shelly:

  • Why have you decided to start the teaching career?
  • What are the advantages of using technology in the classroom?
  • What elements determine that a class has been successfully taught?
  • Is there a teaching method you favour? If so, why?
  • How do you correct your students' mistakes?
  • Should technology be present in the students' assessment? In what way?
  • What is an effective way of assessing students?
  • What is your recommendation for new teachers?

Shelly has recorded her replies: Shelly's Recording.

Thanks a lot, Shelly, for sharing your expertise!


  1. Thank you, Marisa and Shelly, for this interview. I have been an interested follower of you both for a short time on twitter, and I came across Shelly in the Virtual Round Table sessions.
    I think that this is a valuable insight into what makes educators love their jobs, and also uses of best practice. I look forward to reading/listening to more.

  2. Hello Sue!

    Thanks a lot for your supportive comment! Listening to Shelly or reading her posts is a way of boosting one's teaching practice.
    This series is going to continue with interviews to other educators.