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When we ask our Filipino children what they want to be when they grow up, the usual answers are – doctor, lawyer, teacher, fireman, policeman, etc. However, seldom do we hear them say, “I want to be a businessman.” I guess going to the entrepreneurship expo organized by DLSAA, “Bullseye! Ignite your Business Animo,” had me thinking so what can inspire the young generation of Filipinos today to become entrepreneurs.
Talking to DLSAA President, Mr. Johnny during the press conference for this entrepreneurial seminar, he said that DLSAA wish to extend its hand not only to its senior members but also to the younger ones especially those who will be graduating soon. As such they have identified one of their needs which is career enrichment.
And enriched it truly is! DLSAA has invited two very aspiring businessmen to share their humble beginnings and how they finally made it big in business. Listening to these Filipino entrepreneurs is so empowering it makes you feel like you can do it yourself. So to share their message to the DLSU students and the attendees of the entrepreneurship expo, let’s give a round of applause to Mekenis’ Pruds Garcia and Chatime and French Baker’s Johnlu Koa.
How Mekeni came to be?
The story I am going to share below must be going around the Internet for quite some time but it still pinches my heart. Although many say that the story is ficitional, still if you are looking for something inspiring I do hope you stumble on this post because it is one of the most touching stories ever made about a teacher and her student.
Enjoy reading. Thanks to Teacher Robi Marapao of Pinoy Teachers for sharing this to the group.
Ako ay gumawa ng isang Aralin Plano sa Filipino para sa unang level ng edukasyong sekundari. Ito ay naging isang pagsubok sa akin dahil maraming salitang Ingles na walang diretsong katugma na salita sa Filipino. Ngunit bilang Filipino, para sa aking ito ay aking kahihiyan kung hindi ko maipapakita ang aking galing sa aking sariling wika.
Sa aking paggawa ng isalng aralin plano, napansin ko na ang mga materyales o halimbawa sa makikita online ay karampot lamang. Kung kaya’t naisip kong ibahagi ang aking nagawang aralin plano, hindi bilang eksperto, kundi bilang kontribusyon sa mga materyales online at para sa mga nagsasaliksik tulad ko. Kung gusto nyo rin suriin at magkomento sa aking aralin plano, ito ay aking tatanggapin basta ang layunin natin ay para mapabuti ang paggawa ng mga aralin plano sa Filipino.
Hindi na ako magpapatumpik-tumpik, ito ang aking aralin plano para sa Filipino
Late last year, Special Education Philippines was able to attend School Talk‘s “Batang Pera Henyo”, a financial literacy seminar for the youth. It was well attended by students mostly in the collegiate level. Personally, I think younger children (11 to 15 years old) can still appreciate the seminar since at that time my child who was only 11 years old and has severe inattention was able to finish the seminar and can still remember the lessons he learned during the seminar. (It also helped that he was the rock, paper and scissor champion in one of the mini-games arranged by Schooltalk).
Anyway, part of the materials provided to attendees is a three-page budget record worksheet which participants can use to balance their budget. When I say “balance a budget“, it means tabulating your income minus the expenses (income – expenses = balance). For this post we will define budget as “a plan for saving, borrowing and spending“.
In previous post, it was mentioned that Special Education Philippines made a response post based on ADDitude’s Ten Foods to Boost Your ADHD Brain. We have covered already the first two groups mentioned in the original article of ADDitude namely: Food for Focus and Brain Boosting Elements. Today, we will be tackling the last two groups in that list.
Group 3 Benefits of Fish Oils
I was reading an article in ADDitude, a magazine for different groups like parents, students, teachers adults interested about ADHD. One of the topics I was reading was entitled “Ten Foods to Boost Your ADHD Brain”. Since I am a homemaker this kind of articles interests me because I basically plan, buy, prepare and cook all of our meals. I live with two ADHD people in our household: one adult and one tween and so I breathe and eat ADHD all day.
However, it has always bugged me to see a really good dish and be frustrated that the ingredients are not available here in the Philippines. Sounds like a South Beach Diet right? That’s why I am making a response post for that article with I think an appropriate title: Ten Foods to Boost Your ADHD Brain here in the Philippines.
Group 1: Food for FOCUS
Many great leaders have talked about the value of preparation. Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” while Winston Churchill said during WW II), ”He who fails to plan is planning to fail.”
More recent variations have emerged, “Failures don’t plan to fail; they fail to plan.” Harvey MacKay. And to put it simply, Carl W. Buechner said, “Fail to plan, plan to fail.”
As a SPED teacher or any kind of teacher for that matter, preparations are important for us if we don’t want our class to go crazy under our watch. Our students can sense if we are ready for them: physically, mentally and emotionally. That’s why it takes a healthy and balanced mind to be a teacher. If you’re having a bad day, you must be able to forget that for the 45-minutes or three hours if its a laboratory class you’ll be standing in front of the class.
One of the most important tools that help teachers become prepare is a lesson plan. Today we will be talking about the elements of a lesson plan.
What are the elements of a lesson plan?
Spring Cleaning brings out forgotten treasures. I found this handout from Master’s class about lesson plans. Asking myself why I kept it, I think it would be probably because I know its one of those basic and yet very important lessons I learned as a teacher. I kept it because I want to keep it as a guide. However, the tendency of keeping boxes of papers is that they are stored and forgotten. Storing is no problem. But forgetting about them that I cannot allow. So to share this information shared to us in class by one of my classmates, Ms. Annicia Salcedo, I am sharing it to you.
What is a Lesson Plan?
A letter requesting to feature Wakajaka game application was sent to Special Education Philippines. Since one of this education website’s goal is to be always on a look-out for something fresh and new to offer to its readers, we will feature one of the Wakajaka apps available in the market namely, Wakajaka Space.
First, what is Wakajaka?