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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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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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#ASMSG Why Bob Dylan’s Songs Are Literature

How has Bob Dylan redefined the way we look at literature? His win is certainly the culmination of a lifetime of writing. No doubt, we are invited to expand our definition of literature. Further, we could begin to see a … Continue reading

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#BobDylan Wins The #Nobel #Prize For #Literature: “Art is a river that we drink from but do not own”

Press Release 13 October 2016 – The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016: The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 is awarded to Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. Bob Dylan won the … Continue reading

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

    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, gained from 15 years … Continue reading

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#LeBron James: Why I’m endorsing #HillaryClinton

“Register to vote, Show up to the polls, and Vote For Hillary Clinton.”                         LeBron James endorses Hillary Clinton for president. “We need a president who understands our community … Continue reading

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#LeBron James, the most influential person in the major swing state of #Ohio, endorses #HillaryClinton

LeBron James at an event for his Akron, Ohio-based philanthropy, the LeBron James Family Foundation. James has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.         Ty Wright/Getty Images LeBron James has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. The Akron, Ohio-based NBA star … Continue reading

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How To Teach English Literature: Resources, Strategies and Tips #ASMSG

How To Teach English Literature This textbook is intended for students of English Literature Teaching as well as new and experienced teachers of English Literature. Written by Thomas Jerome Baker, author of 168 books and a teacher of English with … Continue reading

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