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#Edcamp Santiago: What? Sponsors? How Much? When? Where?

SANTIAGO — Edcamp Santiago. A paradigm shift in teaching and learning. Edcamps are: • free • non-commercial and with a vendor-free presence • hosted by any organization interested in furthering the Edcamp mission • made up of sessions that are … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Does The Language We Speak Shape How We Think?

Does the language we speak shape how we think? I find this question to be an intriguing one. In fact, it was recently the subject of a lively debate at the Economist news magazine. Now, I speak three languages rather … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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Teaching Debate in Chile

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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

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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

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