Contribute to the Global Issues in Education Series

Dear Reader,

I invite you to contribute to my ongoing series entitled, “Global Issues In Education.” In this series, I have invited educators from across the globe to describe for us the educational systems in their countries and delineate the various challenges they face in helping their students achieve academically. Initially, I focused on the educational technology issues. However, some of the educators faced additional issues that were very dear to their hearts; therefore, I have changed the focus to general issues. This series will give you a rare chance to step into another educator’s shoes in another country. You will be able to explore what unique problems these educators try to overcome daily. You may also find they face the same challenges you do! Either way we will journey together to classrooms we will never step a foot into in our lifetimes. The experience will be very rewarding.

Previous Posts in This Series

Currently, I have invited nine educators from nine different countries to participate in this series. If you noticed your country is not represented or you would like to write about another challenge you faced teaching in one of these countries, please feel free to contact me:

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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell (@ShellTerrell) is an award winning digital innovator, an international speaker/consultant, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, and Learning to Go. She has trained teachers and taught English language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like the US Embassy, UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Inglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, ISTEK Turkey, and Venezuela TESOL. She has been recognized by several organizations and publications as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Two of the projects she co-organized were shortlisted for ELTons, #ELTChat and the Virtual Round Table Language and Technology online conference. She was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the 10 Most Influential People in EdTech by Tech & Learning. Her greatest joy is being the mother of baby Savannah and Rosco the pug. Shelly has an Honors BA in English with a Minor in Communication and a specialization in Electronic Media from UTSA, a Masters in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a CELTA from CELT Athens. She regularly shares her tips for effective technology integration via Twitter (@ShellTerrell),, and on her blog,, which has won several awards and recognitions as one of the top ESL, Edtech and Elearning blogs. Find over 400 of her slide presentations at


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