Final E-journal EDS 111: My Biggest Learning

Learning all what are the principles in teaching in EDS 111 has suddenly changed all my perceptions on teaching as a profession. The biggest learning so far in this course is that in order for me to effectively teach students, I must take into consideration student’s diversity, Professional Learning Community (PLC) and Continuing Professional Development…

Creativity and Innovativeness: Essential skill for success in the 20th Century

According to Henriksen and Mishra (2013), creativity is often highlighted skill essential for success in the 21st century. This is evident wherein 90% of finalist and winners of National Teacher of the Year in the US highlighted “creativity” as their key teaching theme and practice creative teaching.  Having known this idea that creativity plays an…

Module 5: Always Finding Ways to Learn

“I will always find a way to become an effective teacher.” This was her very strong statement of Ms. Cherrylyn Carpio, a Special Education teacher with whom I have chosen as my respondent with regards to Professional Development. Her words on Continuing Professional Development (CPD are just so inspiring and I can really sense the…

Module 2: Teacher Professionalism

As a future educator of this country, I know that I do have a responsibility to uphold teachers professionalism at its finest. I was reminded of this preamble in the Code of Ethics for Professional Teachers Teachers are duly licensed professionals who possess dignity and reputation with high moral values as well as technical and…

Reflection always leads to Learning

I always love doing reflections. It allows me to know myself even better as individual, as a a friend, a student and citizen of this country. That is why I am really happy that the module that was given to us this week discusses more on reflection.Honestly, I didn’t even have a slightest idea that in becoming an…

My E-journal Introduction

Finally, I am embarking a new journey as a future educator of this country.  Thanks to Teacher Roja for I am sure I will definitely learn a lot from her about this course- EDS 111!  Right now, I have so many thing running through my mind. Like if I will be able to finish this…

TPI: Another lens to view teaching and learning

Looking closely at my profile sheet, it clearly shows that Transmission and Apprenticeship perspective are my dominant perspective as a teacher. My back-up perspectives are  Nurturing and Developmental and Social Reform which falls under the Recessive perspective. The diagram below shows how the five perspective were rated in the test. Transmission  and Apprenticeship got the highest…

SCL : Empowering Student & Learning

The Student-Centered Learning (SCL) proposed by O’Neill and Mcmahon (2005)and IOWA Care looks to be an ideal class set-up. According to O’Neill & McMahon (2005), SCL has been linked to flexible, experiential, and self-directed learning. Its main focus is the student and what the students’ needs to do to achieve learning. They both suggests that one…

A new kind of perspective: TPACK

Before I decided to take up a units in education, my thoughts about teaching is somehow very simple and that is to just impart knowledge with my students. I wasn’t even aware that there are certain factors  that lies behind teaching. How ironic, but this are clearly just some of my misconceptions about teaching. While…