Category Archives: Debates

Don’t Throw Out The #Baby With The #Bathwater: The #Future of #Education in #Chile

The future of education in Chile leads to the past. Now, I know what you are thinking. My opening phrase seems out of place somehow. How can education in Chile be leading to the past, when for all intents and … Continue reading

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#Teacher Resource #Book: How To #Coach A #Debate #Team #asmsg #ian1 #bynr #jt4a #esl #edu #Engchat #edchat

http://t.co/xpXKKzsXvI ►5★Review ►Many #great ideas in this #book to use with your #debate team► #asmsg #ian1 #bynr #jt4a #t4us #aga3 #esl — Thomas Jerome Baker (@profesortbaker) January 20, 2014 This book contains all you need to know to successfully … Continue reading

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Point & CounterPoint: The Shanghai Secret (By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN) The New York Times / The Daily Howler (Bob Somerby)

What makes an education system successful? I’m an educator, so I should have a clue or two. I’ll go with the obvious: teachers who can motivate and inspire students to achieve their full potential. Now, is there a magic formula … Continue reading

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Why I Hate School But Love Education: A Spoken Word Video Reflection

Provocative, makes you think, wonder and ponder, if you have a mind for critical thinking. What point does our narrator make that you find irrefutable, universally true, all the time, every day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? … Continue reading

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FREE! Download your catalog today! 2013 – 2014 Spring & Summer Catalog of Books & eBooks

There are 120 pages of paperback books & print books, updated for the Spring & Summer season in Chile. Browse through the catalog with out haste, take your time, make sure to check out the photos also of the new … Continue reading

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Chile, país bilingüe: un sueño (im)posible

Chile, país bilingüe: un sueño (im)posible por Cristián Sanhueza C. Diario El Centro 13-07-2011 Que Chile se convierta en un país bilingüe es una tarea es ardua, es cierto, pero posible si se dan algunas condiciones que no tienen que … Continue reading

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Desire to Read & The Reading Recitation

First things first. If you are going to teach reading, you have to be a reading teacher. A teacher who does not like to read, or who has not acquired the habit of reading, will have difficulty being a reading … Continue reading

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Language Death: The Case For Lifetime Language Maintenance for EFL Teachers

You can “lose” your language. After you learn a language, you must maintain your ability to use a language. Without maintenance, a learned language will wither away and die. Let there be no doubt about that. Language death is a … Continue reading

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Teachers and Testing: The Debate Goes On

Letters in the New York Times, July 21, 2013 Source: New York Times Teachers and Testing: The Debate Goes On To the Editor: In your call for a reduced emphasis on testing (“The Trouble With Testing Mania,” editorial, July 14), … Continue reading

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Teaching Debate in Chile: Age of Wisdom, Season of Light, Spring of Hope

Book Description Publication Date: July 19, 2013 Why should everyone learn how to debate? Here’s a global answer: “Sooner or later, all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace… If this … Continue reading

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