5 Basic Computer Skills  every Teacher should have

In the Philippines, teaching jobs are highly in demand. And so, the competition to get to a regular/permanent position (we commonly call an item) is very high.  Don’t worry. As long as you have computer skills certificate training, you have an edge over other applicants. As I recount on my previous posts having a second…

Developing Leaders: A Reaction Paper

 John Maxwell emphasized on his book that your success as a leader determines the success of your employees or students or your people. It is not enough for him to have a vision, energy, drive and conviction without the people who putting you at the pedestal. Because of this desire to be successful, we need…

Spiritual Leadership : A Reaction Paper

  Spiritual Leadership O Sanders. (2007)Spiritual Leadership: Moody Publishers. Chicago IL (208 pages) By defining Spiritual leadership in J.O Sanders way, we would have accepted that this is motivated by the burning desire to be effective in the service of the lord.  The idea of making God as your ultimate boss would make your motives…

President’s Report: Jump start your Toastmaster Year, Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all! 2015 will certainly be exciting years for Cebu South Toastmasters Club. We are very happy this New Year as good way to jump-start our year with a great news that we earn 5 DCP points. I would like to ask everyone’s help to attain President’s Distinguish Club recognition.  Here are  the…

The Philippine English System

English is very unique in the Philippines because we use it as the language of instruction, but not the language of home. (O’Connor, 1955) Not only that, we also use English in the government during political sessions or meetings, and in law firms and during prosecution hearings and documentation, English is always the common language….

Conditions for Teacher by Research Simon Borg

Research involves systematic, intentional and self – critical inquiry about one’s work. Research can enhance the quality of education we have at present. He explains also the ten conditions that Simon Borg believed which affect the incident of teacher research; awareness, motivation, knowledge and skills, community, choice, mentoring, recognition, expectations, time, dissemination potential. Research has…

Beauty of Language

Beauty of language struck me in our discussion.   Its beauty gives appreciation of life. The language in literature and poetry are the language arts. From this discussion, I learn to appreciate life and the creator of everything who is God. God gives us a tool for communication in order we can communicate our thoughts and feelings to others. Furthermore,…

My TESOL Experience

I was absent last Monday. I missed the experienced to be in the class. Here is what I have from my own readings. I hope I made a good comprehension with this. Culture is composed of two parts: material and non material. Material culture includes those that can be seen and touched, such as clothing, houses, tools…

Lessons in Life

Another day has come to celebrate a new lessons of life as an English as a Second Language Teacher. I have learned about the application of Learner – oriented methods and Approaches which we need to give a lot of freedom for students. I really did so much fun when Professor Baxter had to group…

Learn from the Mistakes

Published: November 4, 2010   It was about 6 o’clock when we left from Benedicto College and hurriedly went to BTC. It was really a busy day when I needed to finish all the tasks and of course our weekly journal.  When we arrived in the school, our test papers were distributed. We reviewed our…

Communicative Lesson Plan

  Other video commercial which is ideal for values integration in teaching English: http://www.values.com/inspirational-stories-tv-spots     Using Mass Media in Teaching English Prepared by Maricel Celmar Objectives:   Lesson: Speaking Clearly Using Transitional Devices   The intermediate or advanced students will be able to:   A. use transitional devices in speaking English. B. express their…