This year, my teaching load was taken from me so that I can focus on my new responsibilities as a member of the Student Activities Program (under the Principal's Office team). But because my heart is in English, I'm still tapped to substitute during times when an English teacher is absent. I've said this before … Continue reading No teaching load? No problem!
Twitter's a real haven for ideas for education. One of the things I picked up from the educators I follow was a "choose your own assessment" type of, well, assessment for the students. I liked the idea, and I didn't really expect to try it out so soon, but, you know, you gotta listen to … Continue reading Choose your own assessment
The Senior High School program is really new here in the Philippines, and as such, no teacher really knows how to implement the curriculum given by the Department of Education. PAASCU-accredited schools have more freedom in the curriculum design and implementation, but in my school, which is only on its fifth school year, we have … Continue reading Using Mixlr in class
There was an edu chat on Twitter last night using the hashtag #HackLearning, and while I didn't actively participate, I did spot something that struck me: https://twitter.com/JoyKirr/status/823165171631853570 I initially followed educator Joy Kirr because she had a lot of experience with #GeniusHour, and I've always loved what she shares. This particular tweet, though, made me literally … Continue reading Hacking Learning
My grade 11 students have admitted to committing plagiarism in the past. ALL of them. In their defense, they said that they did it unintentionally. Intentional or not, I reminded them that it results in an automatic F and serious disciplinary sanctions. THAT got their attention. Such unintentional plagiarism usually results from a lack of understanding of the … Continue reading Plagiarism
Testing categories and media and posting in general.