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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.

They Were Trained for This Moment #NeverAgain

How the student activists of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High demonstrate the power of a comprehensive education. By DAHLIA LITHWICK, Feb 28, 2018 Source: SLATE The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to class Wednesday morning two weeks and … Continue reading

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#SexTurkey: Noel Gallagher revela insólito incidente con periodista chileno

SANTIAGO.- Las agendas promocionales de un artista internacional suelen incluir una que otra entrevista telefónica con medios de comunicación de los países que visitan. En eso estaba Noel Gallagher, líder de Oasis, tras arribar a Santiago, Chile esta semana, cuando … Continue reading

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#CHILE: LA INCREÍBLE CONFESIÓN DEL CARABINERO QUE SE HIZO VIRAL POR SU MANEJO CON EL INGLÉS

Sebastián Boyd Pastén. Ese es el nombre del cabo segundo de Carabineros que sorprendió esta semana por su gran manejo del inglés. La situación quedó registrada en un video en Arica, donde Boyd –de 24 años– da instrucciones de ayuda … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Is Dead Now: Should #BlackHistoryMonth Be Eliminated?

Should Black History Month Be Eliminated? That question gets asked every year around this time of year, when we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Some people go so far as to argue that if we don’t … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?”

Rarely seen footage of Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking to students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967, where he delivered his speech “What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?” “Thank you very kindly. Principal, Mr. Williams, Members … Continue reading

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‘The Lowest White Man’ by Charles M. Blow| New York Times OP-ED COLUMNIST

As an African-American, I know that it is an extremely rare occasion, when the truth about racial division and discrimination in the United States of America is so openly and eloquently, and most importantly, understandably, offered for public consumption, as … Continue reading

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Quo Vadis? ¿Adonde Vas? Where Are You Going?

Quo vadis? ¿Adonde vas? Where are you going? Most of us have answered that question by now. The end of the past year and the beginning of the present year was a perfect time for such a personal reflection. The … Continue reading

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How to Teach Debating: Theory & Practical Handbook for the Non-Native Teacher, Debate Coach & English Language Learners

How To Teach Debating:Theory and Practical Handbook is the best of both worlds, theory and practice… “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” ~ Charles Dickens, “A Tale of Two Cities” In the Dickens’ quotation … Continue reading

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Sell More Books Through Amazon Links

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Update: GeoRiot is now geni.us. Find out more! GeoRiot is now GeniusLink I was reading a post on D.G. Kaye’s blog where she was explaining that “when we post links to our books on Amazon…

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Teaching Academic Writing: Theory, Practice & The Passive Voice Controversy

Teaching Academic Writing is highly practical while addressing the theory underpinning academic writing. It is organized into three parts. Part One: “Writing for Scholarly Publication”, takes a historical look at Academic Writing to inform contents for an Academic Writing course. … Continue reading

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