If you look at any social media site right now, the likelihood of seeing updates related to the #2016 elections is most likely. Just like any conversation about politics, it is only a matter of time before it turns ugly. However, I had a recent reflection about how Filipinos choose their voters. It seems we choose our candidate based on their probability to win rather than the ideals they promote. It appears to be treated like a betting game rather than a show of support for the programs you want to believe as well.
Therefore, I highly encourage everyone who are still considering their candidates for these government positions to watch #MabiningMandirigma with the intention that you will be inspired of our past heroes and reminded on what it really means to serve your country.
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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The end of 2015 is almost near but we still have a lot of events for special education here in the Philippines. One of the anticipated events is the 1st National Special Education Leadership Summit happening on the month of November. Below you will read more about the organizers behind this SPED event and their goals for holding this SPED leadership summit.
P.S. For those who are really interested to attend this #SPED Leadership summit I suggest that you read this article until the very end.
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…