Book Description

Publication Date: March 13, 2012

The extremes of experience and the limits of reality. This is a formula for which one can approach teaching teens.

Often, our best planned efforts in the classroom fail to capture the students enthusiasm, and thusly, fail to capture the students’ engagement.

We’ve all been there. What can be done to improve student engagement?

Dr. Kieran Egan suggests we focus on what is common to all teens: heroes and heroines, and from this vantage point, allow teens the possibility to become comfortable with their own need to find out the answer to a fundamental question: Who is my hero, who has qualities that I would like to emulate.

This book is an experiential account of just such an effort with three teens, descriptive in nature, and thus beneficial from a practical viewpoint, while addressing the theoretical issues from the beginning…

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About profesorbaker

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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