Category Archives: Reflections

Every Educator A Connected-Educator: For Whom The Bell Tolls

Every Educator A Connected Educator. Why? Why Not! What is the case for connected educators? To begin, the image to our left is one we are familiar with. Let’s call it “traditional education.” Many educators, in fact, were educated this … Continue reading

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The International Baccalaureate® at 50: 1968 – 2018

The International Baccalaureate education system is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. “More than 4,000 schools so far have chosen to teach International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes, with their unique academic rigour and their emphasis on students’ personal development. Those schools … Continue reading

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#TrumpSummit: #Trump, #Treason, #Traitor!

The President of the USA fails to protect the country from an ongoing attack by Russia. Let that sink in… The whole premise of government, according to the Social Contract Theory of Hobbes, of Locke, and of Rousseau, is protection. … Continue reading

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BEYOND TRUMP: “A Time Comes When Silence Is Betrayal”

“A time comes when silence is betrayal.” The truth of these words is beyond doubt, but the mission to which they call us is a most difficult one. Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men do not … 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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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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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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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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