Professionalism & Serendipity for Teachers: Powerful Cognitive Learning

Professionalism & Serendipity for Teachers:

Powerful Cognitive Learning

Serendipity is defined as, ” A fortunate discovery made by luck.” Many scientific discoveries were made serendipitously: antibiotics, X-Rays, gravity, etc. The list could stretch on for days. Yet the nagging question is this one: Was it really all due to serendipity?

Just plain luck? Or was there something else at work, something that had been done prior to the incident of serendipity?

As a teacher, the limited time and resources we have available demand that we make professional development an intentional act, that is, if we are to derive maximum benefits from our efforts, and ultimately, for our students. This book offers plain, tried and tested, simple yet powerful, cognitive approach to maximise the students’ and teachers’ learning, anywhere, anytime, by anybody

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Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He is the Coordinator of the English Department at Colegio Internacional SEK in Santiago, Chile. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Organiser of EdCamp Santiago 2012 & Edcamp Chile 2013, free, participant-driven, democratic, conversation based professional development for teachers, by teachers. EdCamp Santiago 2012 was held at Universidad Mayor in Santiago. Edcamp Chile 2013 was held at Universidad UCINF. Thomas is also a member of the Advisory Board for the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL), where he also serves as a reviewer and as the HETL Ambassador for Chile. Thomas enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. Thus far, he has written the following genres: romance, historical fiction, autobiographical, sports history/biography, and English Language Teaching. He has published a total of sixty one (61) books, all available on Amazon . The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family, his wife Gabriela, and his son, Thomas Jerome Baker, Jr.
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