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I’m Nobody. Who Are You? Writing: Hobby or Profession?

Do you consider writing a hobby or a profession? This is a legitimate question for any author nowadays. Most likely, no two authors will ever answer this question in the same way. What I want to do is share my … Continue reading

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FREE Today! The Professional Learning Network (PLN)

The PLN Professional Learning Network Authored by Thomas Jerome Baker I am grateful and thankful for all the informal and formal learning opportunities I have had access to through the individual and collective members of my PLN, my Professional Learning … Continue reading

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The Learning Curve (Pearson): Factors that Lead to Outstanding Educational Performance

Executive summary The goal of improving education today enjoys great prominence among policymakers and other stakeholders in societies worldwide. Although they may not be able to quantify it, governments in most countries recognise a link between the knowledge and skills … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy in the Profession of Education by Tom Whitby

Hypocrisy in the Profession of Education June 12, 2012 by tomwhitby http://tomwhitby.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/hypocrisy-in-the-profession-of-education/ Whenever I think of a teacher, I also think of a scholar. It has always been apparent to me that if one is to be an effective teacher, … Continue reading

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Building A High Quality Teaching Profession

Amid the national education crisis here in Chile and the calls for education reform elsewhere around the globe, there is one thing all education systems have in common. What I refer to is the obvious. I refer to the teaching … Continue reading

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Interview with Scott Thornbury

June, 2010 An interview for Chiew Pang’s blog, “IASKU” (I ask you) http://iasku.wordpress.com/ http://iasku.wordpress.com/2011/06/08/scott-thornbury/ Questions: Tell us a little about yourself… What are your current projects? What motivates you? Who have been the important influences in your life? Do you … Continue reading

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What if Doctors Were Treated Like Teachers: The Sequel #CCK11 #ELTchat #education #edu #edreform #edchat #ukedchat #edtech #Obama #elt #esl #efl #TED #technology #connectivism #Teachers #professionalism

Doctors aren’t treated like teachers. Doctors are special people. They save lives. Again and again, day after day, routinely, somewhere on the planet, a doctor is saving someone’s life. Another routine event in the day of a doctor is bringing … Continue reading

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The Linkedin Community Responds to the Great Debate: Is TEFL a Profession? Is Teaching a Profession? #CCK11 #ELTchat

Preamble: Ladies and gentlemen, here are the responses received from my Linkedin professional learning network (PLN). The responses represent a variety of viewpoints, some personal, others objective. From whatever vantage point you view these responses, the one thing you can … Continue reading

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Scott Thornbury Asked Two Questions: 1. Is TEFL Really a Profession? 2. Is Teaching Even a Profession? (#CCK11) (#ELTChat) (#sirken)

Welcome to the debate. I can see the fire in your eyes, you’re ready to give your opinions, to share your facts, to state your truths. First, as in any good debate, we need to define our terms. Definitions are … Continue reading

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