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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.

Great Expectations: Chile’s 99-Year Quest For The South American #Soccer Championship #ASMSG #Sport #Mondayblogs #T4US #edchat

You and I are fans of La Roja, Chile’s national soccer team. Chile has a 100-year history of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Many times, in many places, home and abroad, we discovered a way to lose, usually … Continue reading

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“Let’s Talk About Genre” #ASMSG #IARTG #T4US

Let’s talk about genre. Love story? Poor boy meets rich girl. They fall in love…but there’s a problem. Father/parents don’t want their daughter to marry a poor boy. There is another boy (rich) already picked out to wed daughter. Poor … Continue reading

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Mother Tongue, by Amy Tan #ASMSG #IARTG #T4US

Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue”: The Purpose And Power Of Language From Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue” (76-81), it is evident that language has an effect on our lives. Language defines the type of person we are generally and it has an … Continue reading

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Timeles #Love Story: Book Review of Yukio Mishima’s, “The Sound of Waves” #ASMSG

Yukio Mishima’s, “The Sound of Waves” is a book that captures and engages the active reader on a number of levels. Active reading is important, because unless you share the cultural background of the author, you will miss out on … Continue reading

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Sir Ken Robinson: ‘The education system is a dangerous myth’ #ukedchat #ASMSG #edchat

Source: TES Connect In an exclusive extract from his new book, Sir Ken Robinson argues that our approach to teaching is wrong – and hundreds of years out of date I’m often asked the same questions: what’s going wrong in … Continue reading

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Congratulations! Myths, Monsters & Love #ASMSG #IARTG #RRBC

Congratulations! “Myths, Monsters & Love From The South of Chile” is live in the Kindle Store and is currently enrolled in KDP Select. It is available* for readers to purchase here. Thank you for publishing with Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). … Continue reading

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In Loving Memory: Bryan Keith Baker #RRBC #ASMSG

Recently, I had the pleasure of teaching a unit about friendship with my students. During the progress of this unit, I was reminded of my nephew, Bryan. Let me share with you how this connection came to me, because I … Continue reading

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The Bryan Keith Baker Memorial Scholarship for Rivercrest High School Students #ASMSG #RRBC

The Bryan Keith Baker Memorial Scholarship for Rivercrest High School Students provides financial assistance for 1st & 2nd semester of college/university. Several basketball games will be played on March 14,2015 starting at noon at the Charles Strong Recreation Center in … Continue reading

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#PublicSpeaking: What #Amazing Nonsense You Are Talking! #ASMSG #IAN1 #IARTG #edchat

To be a good public speaker, never give up. Face your fear. “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” ~ James Baldwin In this book, I share my story, from … Continue reading

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