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BlogTours for Indie Authors: Self-Published Authors need to be seen. Blogs need content. A Win-Win

BlogTour.org: Authors need to be seen. Blogs need content Over a year ago I signed up for BlogTour. In essence, a Blog Tour is a way for self-published authors like myself to get their books promoted on the blogs that … Continue reading

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Cutting Funding 4 English Lessons: A False Economy says Alan Tuckett (and Thomas Baker)

Source: Alan Tuckett The Guardian, Tuesday 26 April 2011 http://bit.ly/eKLe7j “Cutting funding for English lessons is a false economy. Britain’s poorest communities have been helped by ESOL classes, but many will now lose out”, says Alan Tuckett. Thomas Baker: “ESOL … Continue reading

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Don’t Quit – Rededicated: Black in America 2 – Principal Steve Perry

As I watched this video I was amazed by the depths of the committment to achieving excellence, for others, that Dr. Steve Perry displayed throughout the entire length of the interview. At one point I asked myself why there aren’t … Continue reading

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Open Social Learning: Connectivism, As Practiced By A Teacher of English as a Foreign Language

Hi my friend(s). I’m writing this piece to follow-up my last post. Briefly, that post was a response to my friend Marisa Constantinides, who asked her PLN to provide her with our views on using FaceBook as a PLN tool. … Continue reading

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Successful Learning Of English Is Organic: Nurture The Process

Peter Win, is quite impressive in his fluency in Chinese. He is the President of EF China, an English Language Teaching organization. Now here’s the question: How much dedication, hours upon hours of sustained effort, was necessary, for him to … Continue reading

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Change The World – Just An Empty Phrase? Let’s Change The World!

How many times have you read or heard the phrase, “Change the World”? A thousand? A hundred-thousand? A million? A billion? Have we used it so much, over and over again, that there is no common understanding anymore of what … Continue reading

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