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Being A Teacher In Chile by [Baker, Thomas Jerome]
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About the Author

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 past 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 Liaison 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 five (65) books, all available on Amazon. 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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  • File Size: 1764 KB
  • Print Length: 119 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1491020571
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E0OBMUY
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This is an excellent resource. It is full of useful content for new and experienced teachers. The book relates teaching in Chile to teaching in any country in the world. Education in Chile, is going through change right now, and this author takes a multilayered look at some of the issues affecting teaching in general, and teaching English. It is an excellent resource, very informative. The Top Ten Themes in this book are:

1. Teacher competency
2. What is a "good" teacher?
3. Too sexy to teach? Behaviour away from work
4. PPP: Methodology for student engagement
5. The Native Speaker Fallacy (Why knowing English does not mean you can automatically teach English without teacher training)
6. A Native Speaker Case Study (Real world Case Study)
7. What is a "bad" teacher? (It's not a movie!
8. Identifying good teachers (and hiring them)
9. Defining Teacher Quality
10. The Power of Teacher Teams (What Harvard says)
11. Finally, we put it all together, a synthesis: Being A Teacher in Chile...
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The title justifies the content in the book. It is about the country of Chile that's described so beautifully and I thoroughly enjoyed reading every page of it. It was quite an interesting piece of work for someone like me who knew nothing about Chile and glad to have found this book. The author talks about the natural beauty of his country and the wide aspects it offers. There is blend of everything on an emotional and professional aspect.

When you're done reading few pages, you get a clear picture of the motive behind the author's notion of carving this book - Chile needs trained, competent and qualified teachers of English. They do have teachers who are proficient in their language and teaching but not the former; This is a fantastic piece of work for anyone who is curious to know about a new country and what lies in it. However, It is a must read for teachers. A diverse classification and collection of information, ideas and facts about the teacher's world is "BEING A TEACHER IN CHILE".
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I found this to be an interesting and informative book on education and teaching practices in Chile.

Having faced many of the same hurdles in the country that I live in, I can completely identify and understand the passion that the author holds. Chile, like every developing country, relies on its education system to develop its future leaders in business, medicine, engineering and government. These students will also be able to carry the message of Chile to other countries of the world and solidify their place in the community of nations.

Thomas takes the time to explain the challenges with concrete examples, not only from Chile, but around the world. This is not a problem identification and discussion, but a solution manual for how to improve the situation from someone who has been actively involved in the same industry for years.

This is something that everyone from the education industry must read and understand. It will change how you think.
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I found this to be a very useful and insightful resource which I will be able to use over the years. Having grown up in Puerto Rico and lived in Guatemala I found it to be very intriguing that the setting was for it was in Chile. I also felt encouraged after reading it and you can't place a price on that. As they say priceless.
All in all a great read and fabulous resource.

*I received a free copy for a fair and honest review*
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5.0 out of 5 stars Teaching in Chile 5 July 2014
By K. A. Long - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
The book is coherent and flows well from the introduction and from chapter to chapter. The author gives the actual situation in education in Chile and also with teaching English.

Chile needs more qualified teachers of English to come there, which is the author's purpose to try to provide relevant and factual information about what to expect as a teacher in Chile. This content is actually very useful to prospective teachers to help know about teaching in Chile. Chilean culture is also included.

The author talks about the case of a teacher in Italy who was considered too sexy to teach. He uses this to show that this would be true also in Chile. How a teacher behaves (and dresses) is important both at work and on a teacher's free time. He also talks about a teacher who was fired for teaching too well...in Andorra, which by the way, is in Europe, and not Africa.

He quotes a newspaper in Spanish and Catalán for anyone who would like to trace the source of the story to its roots. There are no French sources quoted, since Andorra is not in France. All in all, this book is a very good source of information about not only teaching in Chile, but also contemporary issues that are important to all teachers all over the world.

Going to Chile?

Interested in being a teacher in Chile? Grab a copy of this book. You won't be disappointed.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You need to understand to be able to educate... 7 July 2014
By Khalid Muhammad - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
*** I was provided this book in return for an honest review ***

I found this to be an interesting and informative book on education and teaching practices in Chile.

Having faced many of the same hurdles in the country that I live in, I can completely identify and understand the passion that the author holds. Chile, like every developing country, relies on its education system to develop its future leaders in business, medicine, engineering and government. These students will also be able to carry the message of Chile to other countries of the world and solidify their place in the community of nations.

Thomas takes the time to explain the challenges with concrete examples, not only from Chile, but around the world. This is not a problem identification and discussion, but a solution manual for how to improve the situation from someone who has been actively involved in the same industry for years.

This is something that everyone from the education industry must read and understand. It will change how you think.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative 30 Jun. 2014
By Hobbit - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
If only my teachers had been this passionate! A very good guide to anyone wishing to teach abroad in any country and not just Chile.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative! 1 July 2014
By Angel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
A very informative book for all new teachers and maybe some “old” ones, as well, as it is never too late to learn something new.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Teaching Love 27 Jun. 2014
By Joe DeRouen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Clearly, the author is very passionate about teaching, and it shows in his book. Not only does it cover aspect of teaching in Chile, but really applies to teaching everywhere. As a substitute teacher, I found the book very informative and worthwhile. A quick, good read!
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