Milton was born and raised in Loja, Ecuador(Latin America). This small city was where he took his first steps into the world. Tonnet studied in his homeland until he was in his thirties, then moved to the Big Apple and commutes to New Jersey. Loja is "The last corner of the world and at the same time the most beautiful place in the universe" as Benjamin Carrion, himself confessed, on one of his books. Milton loves his home city so much that he also has a Spanish blog dedicated to his home city: Loja Voices.
As many already know, tonnet is my Internet persona and has been a fixture in the blogosphere for numerous years (since 2003). That was the year when Spanish Readers Blog started, which in turn will morphe into Education & Tech. Then, I hosted it in other platform and today our Spanish U.S./Ecuador bridge blog survives in here. It was the 2006 Christmas Eve that we posted our very first article in English, process solely to be announced officially on January 1st, 2007.
It took me a lot of energy and work to switch from my native language to another which I was acquiring at my late 30's.
Even when our first language is Spanish, we decided to change the language of this blog to improve our English writing. It has done a lot more than that, it has connected me with people from all over the world. Most importantly, thanks to Education & Tech for Teachers we have been able to build the most respectable Personal Learning Network in Education, we had the opportunity to start writing for the most important international network of bloggers and citizen journalists, the Global Voices Online network.
Right now, we also serve as an associate editors on the prestigious technology blog network, geeksroom.com. Our blogger work has been syndicated by many recognized media networks.
After a couple of year I'd become proficient in both languages, English and Spanish. This transition has allowed me to do some freelance translations and a good deal of our work can be found at one of the largest volunteer-based online translation communities in the world, the Project Lingua, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and PopTech.
Milton L. Ramirez holds a doctoral degree in Education with an emphasis on curriculum design, and a master degree in Math and Physics. He's spent over ten years as a teacher in the high school and university level and in more than one city in Ecuador. He works as Math and Spanish teacher in the U.S. All this combines with his strong inclination for science and research in both educational and scientific areas to uncover important implications for teaching and learning. His professional life spins around education but he has also done corporate business, with positions such as a sales manager, managing production and quality control supervision.
Contacting Milton Ramirez
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A Fair Warning
Milton, Milt, TonNet or Mr. R as many of his pupils like to call him, is a penchant of a wide range of topics among them politics, but this is something to be discussed only in a face to face manner. He likes the philately, reads and writes at great extent and his son thinks of his father as to be living with a 'nerd'. TonNet --his Internet persona, remember?, can look himself smart and dedicated, yet he is so silly from the heartfelt of his actions. Tonnet provides his wife, a 13 years old boy and a 21 step-daughter.
Thanks for you interest in Education & Tech and his editor Milton Ramirez, Ed.D.