Join the #EdCampSantiago 2013 Organising Committee! Help Wanted! Journey of a Lifetime! Hazardous Conditions! Dark Days & Long Nights! Safe Return Doubtful!

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It was 1912 when a certain Ernest Shackleton was looking for some men for a hazardous journey in the newspaper advertisement below. The weird guy that posted this ad made a quite unattractive offer…Today, it is our time…
The time has come to organise EdCampSantiago 2013. From experience, we know that it does not require anything more but a small group of dedicated individuals who somehow do not believe what we are told by the naysayers, by the skeptics, by the media, by those who we come into contact with.
In spite of what everyone tells us, namely that we are small and insignificant, incapable of bringing about any real change, an EdCamp Santiago organiser has a deep and abiding conviction that changing the status quo not only should be done, not only can be done, but must be done.
Overcoming apathy and inertia is not everyone’s cup of tea, however.
We all have powerful reasons to invest our time, energy, and efforts in other pursuits. You and I know that, and we accept the reality of our lives, and then, like Shackleton in his day and time, make choices which define us throughout eternity.
Some of us choose to live for today, because today is a sufficiently challenging proposition. Today is a tremendous hurdle, without any doubt. Yet there is another choice we can make.
We can choose to look past today, past tomorrow, past next week, past next month, past next year, and see what we can see. What is our destiny, what is our fate?

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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 http://amzn.to/Qxmoec . 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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