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Show-and-tell rich in local flavors

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The cheese tart that chef Patricia Benedicto is demonstrating this day at Enderun Colleges in Taguig City is one of the three stars of the exclusive “Ang Sariling Atin” talk by restaurateur and award-winning author Amy Besa before an audience of bright-eyed culinary students.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Correction, please

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I was nit-picking and scribbling some notes on my students’ writing output when a colleague said, “You’re so patient with editing. But you know what? My professor in graduate school told us not to correct students’ writings. He said students would lose confidence in their writing.”

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

PLDT Gabay Guro gives biggest tribute to teachers

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PLDT Gabay Guro (2G), the teacher advocacy group of the PLDT Smart Foundation (PSF) and PLDT Managers’ Club Inc., organized the biggest-ever tribute to teachers in celebration of the National Teachers’ Month.

Posted: October 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Learning | Read More »

World has chronic lack of trained teachers

Education Secretary Armin Luistro honors 7,500 teachers and administrators from Regions VI, VII and VIII in Victorias City, Negros Occidental province, on World Teachers’ Day. Also in attendance are Senate President Franklin Drilon, Mayor Francis Palanca, Rep. Alfredo Benitez, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., Metrobank Foundation president Chito Sobrepeña, Postmaster General Josie dela Cruz, Education Undersecretary Mario Deriquito, Bato Balani Foundation awardees and Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Teachers awardees. JAY TANWANGCO/CONTRIBUTOR

In the rush to fill the chronic, global shortage of teachers, many countries are sacrificing standards and undermining progress by hiring people with little or no training, concludes a new United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) policy paper, published on World Teachers’ Day 2014.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Rethinking procrastination

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“Exams are approaching,” says my student Nena (not her real name). “I know I have to study, and I really want to. But when I open the textbook, I feel paralyzed. So I do other things first—check my Facebook
account, make a snack, play a game. I know I should not
delay. I know I should not cram. What should I do?”

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

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