Yesterday I went to Mind Museum after a quick “eat & run” from my niece’s birthday party (I’m so sorry Andie. Tita will make it up with you). With less than 30 minutes to spare, I traveled to BGC to join a teacher’s workshop together with about 40-like minded people to discuss critical thinking & neuro-education for teachers. Read the rest of this page »
From 1 to 4pm, we discussed several myths about how the brain works and how we learn. This is an account of how we spent those hours.
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Bestselling author and inspirational speaker Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag is organizing a parenting event dubbed as Hands-On Parents while Earning or H.O.P.E. Summit on August 8, 2015. It will be from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM at the AVR of PLDT TelTech Building, Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City. This whole day workshop on hands-on parenting and working smart in the new millennium seeks to inspire and teach parents how to marry hands-on parenting with earning for the family
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What is the HOPE Summit about?
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Today I start my week with a BANG! Yes I know its a Tuesday but I just came from a 4-day trip in Kota Kinabalu yesterday.
Going back to what I am trying to say, today I start my week with an important professional goal.
Since I am refreshed and invigorated from my vacation so in our UBD workshop today at Domuschola International school, I want to make a public announcement of my goal for the next three years.
And here is my declaration…
Tis the season to be jolly but not because its Christmas but because it is the season for new and exciting theater plays to open for the school year. This year, we will start strong with Tanghalang Pilipino’s offer for the 15oth birthday of one of our national heroes, Apolinario Mabini.
Mabining Mandirigma “is a steampunk musical foregrounding the intellectual heroism of Apolinario Mabini, who in the second phase of Philippine revolution, displayed an uncommon vision, a warrior’s spirit, and a principled character, as he struggled against all odds to enjoin his countrymen to go beyond considerations of class, clan, economic gain and personal ambition, so they could think and act as citizens of one nation. In partnership with National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCAA) to close the year-long celebration of the 150th birthday of Apolinario Mabini.”
Where and when can I watch Mabining Mandirigma?
I can’t remember how many times I’ve asked myself this question, “What if…”. Just a couple of weeks ago, we had a boodle fight here at Domuschola International School. Seeing the kids share a meal on top of banana leaves made me wonder, “What if I start a food fight?” Well, let’s just say a major clean-up incident was avoided thanks to my colleagues.
However, not all “what ifs” are crazy ideas. Some “what ifs” stem from pondering the monumental events on one’s life. This is Dulaang Laboratoryo’s theme in their latest production, “What if”.
In an article written by Kath Murdoch entitled “How do Inquiry teachers…teach?”, she listed 12 techniques and approaches she has observed from inquiry teachers.
They are as follows:
1. They talk less.
2. They ask more.
3. They relate.
4. They let kids in on the secret.
5. They use language that is invitational and acknowledge the elasticity of ideas.
6. They check in with their kids.
7. They collaborate.
8. They use great challenging authentic resources
9. They are passionate and energetic.
10. They see the bigger picture
11. They invite, celebrate and use questions, wonderings, uncertainties and tensions that arise from their students.
12. They know how to get more kids thinking deeply more of the time.
After reading her blog post, I wondered “So how do I fare as an inquiry teacher?”…
I’m turning over a new leaf here at Domuschola International School beginning with a training on “Making the #PYP Happen”. Before starting anything, I believe that it’s good to have a clear objective of what you want to achieve. It gives me a clearer vision of what I would like to focus on. Today, my challenge as I observe teaching and learning PYP in the classroom is to make my thoughts and ideas (which I’ve been earnestly doing for the last three days) into concrete experiences .
Having said that, imagine my surprise when I entered the fourth grade classroom…
I know I haven’t been posting for ages but I expect that to change pretty soon given my new job. Hence, I am starting my mid-year resolution by sharing this fun run called #Run4Unity2015 organized by Young Ones for Unity (ages 10-17 years old) of the Focolare Movement, a Catholic Movement.
The first term of class is nearing its end and everyone in school are busy with the overwhelming amount of requirements: tests, reports, grades. Argh!!! The precipitous weather is also not helping. Then October hits and though World Teacher’s Day is a fairly new holiday to celebrate it is indeed a welcomed one for all the teachers who work beyond the call the duty, stay beyond the regular working hours and prepare beyond the normal work load.
I have a gazillion things to do but I find myself at MOA Arena joining hundreds and hundreds of teachers from all over the Philippines celebrate one of the biggest teachers Grand Gathering in the country – Gabay Guro 2014.
What is Gabay Guro?