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Why I Hate School But Love Education: A Spoken Word Video Reflection

Provocative, makes you think, wonder and ponder, if you have a mind for critical thinking. What point does our narrator make that you find irrefutable, universally true, all the time, every day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? … Continue reading

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Teachers and Testing: The Debate Goes On

Letters in the New York Times, July 21, 2013 Source: New York Times Teachers and Testing: The Debate Goes On To the Editor: In your call for a reduced emphasis on testing (“The Trouble With Testing Mania,” editorial, July 14), … Continue reading

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Breast is Best: How Long is Too Long?

Amazon Author Page: Thomas Jerome Baker My Dear Friend: Welcome to Chile Yes, I admit both the title and the subtitle: “Breast is Best: How Long is Too Long”, are both a bit cheeky. Did I say, “cheeky”? I seem … Continue reading

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Are there advantages to being a Non-Native-English Speaking Teacher?

NNEST stands for, “Nonnative English Speaking Teachers”. The native speaker / non-native speaker debate is still alive within the ELT profession. Furthermore, it makes no pretense of going to what would by now be a timely death. But that’s not … Continue reading

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