Tag Archives: discrimination

#BookReview: Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel, Go Set A Watchman, set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch – ‘Scout’ – returns home from New York City … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, book reviews, Culture, Debates, Education, Reading, Reflections, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#ASMSG #Book #Review: Imitation of Life, or, “I Wish Mother Was White”

This is a review of “A Family Divided by Color“, by Amanda Lee. The book is over 200 pages long and being offered for sale on Amazon for only $2.99 (Kindle) or $9.49 (paperback). This is good value, a fair … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, Culture, Reading, Reflections, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Non-Native English Speaking Teacher: TEFL? Teaching? A Profession?

PREAMBLE: There are moments in history when time stops, and for a moment, the Earth stands still on its axis. The profession of TEFL and Teaching, worldwide, finds itself in just such a moment. The Earth itself seems to be … Continue reading

Posted in Education, EFL, Human Rights For NNEST ELT Teachers, Politics, TEFL Employment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Wedding Singer: Would You Let This Woman Sing At Your Wedding?

Sweeter than heaven, hotter than hell. Sounds like something I’d say to my wife, Gaby, since both comments describe her perfectly. But come on, as a wedding song? I mean for seduction, anticipation of pending passion, perfect – but as … Continue reading

Posted in Debates, Education, EFL, Human Rights For NNEST ELT Teachers, Politics, Reflections, Teaching Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Teaching Challenge: Voodoo Economics

After looking at this video for three consecutive reruns, and laughing so hard that my sides are still hurting, I had a sober thought. What could be done to change this video into a positive example of teaching (and learning)? … Continue reading

Posted in Debates, Education, EFL, Politics, Teaching Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

520 Great Students: What Does Engineering & Medicine Have That Teaching Doesn’t Have?

It would seem that I’m full of questions today. Questions that warrant answers, if Chile is committed to improving the quality of its education system. Out of the 520 students who scored highest on the recent PSU, there were two … Continue reading

Posted in Debates, Education, EFL, Human Rights For NNEST ELT Teachers, Politics, Teaching Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Octavio Wants To Be A Teacher

Octavio Pérez wants to be a teacher. He is only one of seven students who scored a maximum score, perfection, on the PSU university entrance examination, who wants to be a teacher. Understanding what motivates Octavio to make such a … Continue reading

Posted in Debates, Education, EFL, Human Rights For NNEST ELT Teachers, Politics, Teaching Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Teaching Debate in Chile

Posted in Debates, Education, EFL, Human Rights For NNEST ELT Teachers, Politics, Teaching Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Listening: The Easiest Skill to Teach?

Listening: The Easiest Skill to Teach (Prezi) Listening. Teaching listening is easy. All you have to do is put the CD in the CD player, and press Play. Piece of cake. What’s that, you ask? Why do so many students … Continue reading

Posted in Education, EFL, Human Rights For NNEST ELT Teachers, Politics, Teaching Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Education Reform in Chile: The Journey Ahead

This topic is one in which I hope to deepen my own personal understanding of current educational reform in Chile, in particular, the way in which it ultimately impacts the teaching and learning of English. The opinions given here are … Continue reading

Posted in Education, EFL, Human Rights For NNEST ELT Teachers, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment