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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.

#Chile Is The 2015 Copa America Champion: Chile Stuns Argentina #ASMSG #T4US #IARTG

You and I are fans of “La Roja”, Chile’s national football team. As fans, we have rarely shed tears of joy like we did on July 4, 2015, when Chile won the Copa América, its first international title. We have … 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extract from his new book, Sir Ken Robinson argues that our approach to teaching is wrong – and hundreds of years out of date I’m often asked the same questions: what’s going wrong in … Continue reading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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