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About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.

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Dear Thomas Jerome Baker , Congrats! GET LOST… IN A BOOK TONIGHT is fully supported and will launch on: Sep 29th @ 12:00pm EDT I learned to read and write when I was four years old. Ever since I learned … Continue reading

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JOIN THE THUNDER: GET LOST…IN A #BOOK TONIGHT! #ASMSG #RaveReviewsBookClub

GETLOSTINABOOKTONIGHT! 48 more supporters needed! Join the #Thunder! RT http://t.co/kh4Ny6Nt0m RT #ASMSG #IARTG #amwriting #RRBC #IARTG — Thomas Jerome Baker (@profesortbaker) September 17, 2014 I learned to read and write when I was four years old. Ever since I learned … Continue reading

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Real College Admission Essay Prompts From This Year’s Applications #ASMSG #MondayBlogs #IARTG #RRBC

by VI-AN NGUYEN @vian_nguyen Millions of high school seniors around the country are busy penning college admissions essays based on prompts like the thought-provoking ones below, which we pulled from this year’s applications. (In many cases, the prompts below are … Continue reading

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#BookReview: The Emperor’s Friend: Marshal Jean Lannes by Margaret Scott Chrisawn #ASMSG #RRBC

In her acknowledgements, the author of this book, who is known to me, called this book (quote), “nonfiction on an obscure subject”(end of quote). Indeed, I had never heard of Marshal Jean Lannes before this book came to my attention. … Continue reading

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New #Research Study Explores the Impact of MYPs Social-Emotional Well-Being on Lifelong Success #ibmyp #asmsg

World Class Education http://t.co/stwrlg1JxL RT #T4US #ASMSG #IARTG #RRBC #4FTM BACK TO SCHOOL #RaveReviewsBookClub pic.twitter.com/xaqakcjIQk — Thomas Jerome Baker (@profesortbaker) August 16, 2014 Press release, full study, and research summary available here: http://ow.ly/Ahv0p New Research Finds IB Middle Years Students … Continue reading

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How #Genre “Squeezes” The Life Out Of A Hybrid, Multi-Genre Text #asmsg #t4us #4ftm

Recent book reviews show book reviewers using genre specific conventions and expectations nonjudiciously for multi-genre, nonconventional texts. The overuse of the genre lens to judge hybrid, genre-crossing texts and general fiction can often lead to a frustrating reading experience. This … Continue reading

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Liberating Writing From Genre: A #Writing #Revolution #ASMSG #IAN1

Nowadays, the Self-Published Author (SPA), is at the forefront of a writing revolution that Thomas Kuhn described in 1963 as a, “paradigm shift”. (Source: NCTE) In the past, authors whose books were placed in bookstores had to ensure their writing … Continue reading

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5★★★★★ #BookReview: The International Baccalaureate #ASMSG #KindleUnlimited #AmazonPrime

The International Baccalaureate Program Authored by Thomas Jerome Baker “An international education must go well beyond the provision of information and is involved in the development of attitudes and values which transcend barriers of race, class, religion, gender or politics.” … Continue reading

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IATEFL Chile International Conference: Pecha Kucha & ELT #ASMSG

At the recent IATEFL Chile Bi-Annual International Conference, I gave a workshop entitled “Pecha Kucha & ELT: Changing The Classroom“. My slides are below. The workshop was well attended. In fact, conference room 309 was full of teachers 15 minutes … Continue reading

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#5STAR #Book #Review of Susan Tarr’s New Book: “Miranda Bay” #ASMSG

Miranda Bay: “We have passed a mauvais quart d’heure“ “Miranda Bay” by author Susan Tarr, is incorrectly described as “an uncomfortable, but brief, experience”. On the contrary, we encounter the full emotional range of the human experience. There is humor, … Continue reading

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