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About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.

5-Star #BookReview: Murder At The Fourth by Duncan Whitehead

Synopsis: Retired Miami Detective, Jenny Pickett, is loving life in the small Montana town of Forest Pines. That is until local businessman, Donald Sands, is found murdered on the local golf course. Young and inexperienced Sheriff, Steve Calder, needs help and … Continue reading

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FiveStar #Review: Fire In The Water by Janice Ross #MondayMotivation #ASMSG

Chanel Bissett believed in one fundamental truth—the power of love. She’s adored and loved Zachary Marlowe long before she knew what life meant. And they’ve built a bond so strong that it is beyond untouchable. Or so Chanel thought… Rhys … Continue reading

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I Love #Chile: A Hopeful Romance, A Memoir, A History

Chileans love freedom. 200 years ago, Chile won her freedom. 500 years ago, Lautaro, a young Araucanian man, led his people to freedom. The Araucanian are the only Indian tribe on the American continent that forced Spain (1641), and Chile … Continue reading

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From #ObamaCare To #TrumpCare: Why You Should #Care

TrumpCare The 2010 Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare, tried to reform U.S. healthcare, sparking a divisive, seven-year political battle. Obamacare has failed to collapse, despite Republicans best efforts to undermine it. People like Obamacare. It’s their healthcare. They … Continue reading

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story

0:11 I’m a storyteller. And I would like to tell you a few personal stories about what I like to call “the danger of the single story.” I grew up on a university campus in eastern Nigeria. My mother says … Continue reading

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Why Are The Dutch So Good At English? #ASMSG #edchat #bilingual

Ming Chen Chief Culture Officer, EF Education First Source: Huffington Post They’re overwhelmingly tall. They ride their bikes everywhere (without helmets). They’ve conquered sea level. And now, they’re ranked #1 in English. In the most recent EF English Proficiency Index … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To The #Electors Of The #ElectoralCollege From A Concerned #Citizen

Jewish & Nazi Shoah U-Boat Catchers “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” ~ Elie Wiesel At first glance, my book seems to have no bearing on the … Continue reading

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Connectivism: A Theory of Learning for a Digital Age

Originally posted on Oxford University Press:
In this guest post, Thomas Baker, a teacher and teacher trainer in Chile, and President of TESOL Chile, introduces the concept of digital connectivism and the impact it has on teachers and students of…

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How To #Teach Literature: The Role of Close #Reading In Teaching English Language Learners To Read Complex Texts

 How To Teach Literature: What Is Literature? If what we read entertains us, speaks to us, or makes us aware of the human condition, then it is literature. How to best teach literature? I share my knowledge about teaching literature, … Continue reading

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Conflicted Elector in a Corrupt College

Originally posted on The Blessed Path:
When running for the Presidential Elector Nominee some six months ago, I had no idea the conflict that would ensue both from without and within. To say that it has been an “educating experience”…

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