Flipboard EDU Podcast Episode 8: Social-Emotional Learning with Shelly Terrell

William Jeffery / June 12, 2020

Are students’ mental health and their ability to socialize a priority at your school? In this episode of the “Flipboard EDU Podcast,” we interview author and award-winning public speaker Shelly Sanchez Terrell about social-emotional learning. In light of the traumatic experiences that our students have faced over the last two months, there is a need for educators to prioritize healing and making sense of the world with students. In times like these, it’s a gift to have good friends to lean on, especially if they are like Shelly. 

Shelly is a teacher trainer, e-learning specialist, and the author of the books “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 traveled the world as an educational expert and is respected as a professional development pundit. Shelly’s work has been recognized by the ELTon Awards, The New York Times, NPR, and Microsoft’s Heroes for Education. She was named Woman of the Year 2014 by Star Jones’s National Association of Professional Women and awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat.

Now that so many are finally aware of systemic injustice and how it has infiltrated all aspects of society, Shelly provides ways for teachers to address this topic in their classrooms. We also discuss listening to each other with the intention of making real connections and building alliances. 

Stacie Boudrie, Dr. Michael Milstead, and William Jeffery

Stacie Boudrie has been in education for 20 years and is currently the coordinator of instructional technology at Wharton ISD, Texas. She develops instructional technology programs to effectively support students and staff with their 1:1 initiative. She began her career as an elementary teacher teaching all subjects and supporting a variety of learners, including ESL and gifted students.

Dr. Michael Milstead is an award-winning educator with three decades of experience as a public school administrator. He has served as a building principal at both elementary and secondary level schools. In 2019, Dr. Milstead was inducted into the Texas Southern University College of Education Hall of Fame.

Coach Jeffery” is an award-winning digital learning educator and assistant principal at Columbia High School in Texas. His tech pedagogy continues to drive him to curate educational content on Flipboard that highlights teaching strategies, edtech, and ways to improve student success. He started co-hosting the “Flipboard EDU Podcast” as yet another way to share resources with his peers.