Meeting the demands of the 21st Century through dynamic learning.

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Meeting the demands of the 21st Century through dynamic learning.

 

There is no doubt that the 21st Century has indeed arrived. In everything that we do, developments in technology have, in one way or the other, helped improve the way we live.

All industries are experiencing massive changes in the way they do things. The so-called “4th Industrial Revolution,” deemed to revolutionize the way industries shape our world concerning new technological discoveries, is now happening. Innovations and advancements in technology, with words like “Artificial Intelligence,” “Nanotechnology,” “Bioengineering,” “Renewable Energy,” “Quantum Computing,” to name a few, have profound effects on the many facets of our lives that several years ago were deemed impossible. To be able to take advantage of all these developments, we need to start collaborating to form communities who would nurture each other and prepare the future generation for what the modern times bring.

Every era produces a wave of people with a different mindset. Education, as the pillar of what forms a society, has a critical role in making sure individuals are ready to maximize opportunities that the future holds. It can make nations thrive during era shifts by nurturing learners with the skills, talent, and mindset to push forward. While leveling up content, enhancing programs and techniques are essential, it is the active cooperation by different sectors to contribute to learning can the goal of preparing a fully equipped individual can be achieved.

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COLLABORATION IS KEY

No man is an island. That has never been truer especially when we talk about education. The call to assist in character building and information sharing to learners is no longer just limited to educational institutions and teachers. Families, communities, governments and private industries are encouraged to join this endeavor. Every touch point of a learner from the moment he or she wakes up at home, interaction and encounters that they have as they go through the routines of their day, their whole environment and ecosystem contribute to their growth. Through collaborative partnerships among different stakeholders, we may be able to supply a holistic learning experience that would equip future leaders and professionals with the foundation needed to make nations prosper in the 21st century and beyond.

 

RELEVANCE AND APPLICATION

While primary subjects are essential in the formation of a learner, it is in its application that real relevance is built. It is no longer enough to merely know the basics of the language, maths, and sciences. Current times call for students to apply these fundamental learnings to understand trends, political landscapes, global happenings, and economies. Higher levels of discussion are encouraged to apply theories learned to the practical realities.

 

CONTINUOUS SEARCH FOR INNOVATION

Learning never stops. Not just in the 21st century. Breakthroughs are being discovered every day that is in not enough to settle with the what we know today. Information is available everywhere and learners should be taught how to take advantage of it. The future generation should be equipped with the open-mindedness and critical thinking to process this readily available information through different mediums. Innovation and disruption are born from new ways of thinking. Students of today should be encouraged to do just that to be able to champion the 21st century.

 

That’s why Partnerships for 21st Century Learning (P21), a recognized global organization who aims to be the catalyst for 21st century learning, created the Framework for 21st Century Learning. It emphasizes that priority should be given to developing learning competencies such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. These learning proficiencies can prepare students for future challenges and opportunities that this new era brings. REX has continuously enhanced and leveled up to provide the right support to all partners – educational institutions, teachers, families, communities, individuals, and governments – so they can better assist students to meet the demands of current times. Efforts are currently being done to make each stakeholder understand their role in shaping the future generation beyond the four walls of the classroom. This is the future that the 21st century brings.

 

As REX continuously innovates and finds ways to assist in creating a set of ready generation for the future, it also poses a challenge to each today — how do you contribute to shaping the future generation? Find out more about the essentials of 21st-century learning and join us in the conversation. Visit www.21c.rexbookstore.ph.

 

 

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A collab post with Rex Bookstore.

My TEACHERS, through these years . . .

They were my mentor, guide and model.

As part of the Teaching Room, and because school season has recently kicked-off once again (in the Philippine setting/ summer now in the UAE). Setting aside the hustle and busy days of purchasing school materials and thinking of the current tuition rates
I would like to share the list of names of my teachers.

Growing up I am someone who knows exactly what I want to be and so, these people are indeed important as I continue to mold my mind and heart.

 

TEACHER; a superhuman individual producing miracles every single day.

/// Funny story though; back in the early grade school years one of the major reason why I want to become a teacher is because of those grading test days wherein different teachers will visit your school and are assigned to do the test. Whenever the recess comes, there is a free soft drinks and snacks. /// 😅 imagine a kid wanting to drink something and sees her teacher having that… that is M-E-! 😅

So without further a do, here are my great teachers!

 

– PRE-SCHOOL / ELEMENTARY –

School Name: Bulacao Elementary School
Address: Bulacao, City of Talisay Cebu Philippines
Years: Class 1991 – 1997
Principal: Mrs. Perla R. Villordon
Bulacao Elementary School Gr. 3 Sec. Strawberry | Class 1993-1994 under Mrs. Mumar
  • Day Care /Kindergarten 1 and 2 – Mrs. Pepito
  • Grade 1 (Section Pomelo) – Mrs. Malabanan
  • Grade 2 (Section Atis) – Mrs. Loreto Chua
  • Grade 3 (Section Strawberry) – Mr. Mumar
  • Grade 4 (Section Mango) – Mrs. Maturan
  • Grade 5 (Section Orange) – Mr. Dela Victoria (Adviser) also Math & MAPE Teacher
    • Mrs. Murillo – Filipino and English
    • Mrs. Ceniza – Science & Technology
    • Mr. Abano – Social Studies
    • Mr. Aloro and Mrs. Bongbong – HELE
  • Grade 6 (Section Durian) – Mrs. Sapitula (Adviser) also for English, Filipino and Social Studies
    • Mr. Aloro – Math
    • Mrs. Bongbong – Science
    • Mrs. Bongbong & Mr. Aloro – HELE

During these years, fruits are the section name. For grade 1, I belong to section 2 – Pomelo while grades 2 till 6, I belong to section 1.

 


– HIGH SCHOOL –

School Name: SPCFI – Saint Paul College Foundation Inc.
Address: Bulacao, Pardo Cebu City Philippines
Years: Class 1997 – 2001
Principal: Mrs. Albarico
SPCFI Section IV-C batch 2000-2001, under Mr. Sergio Maribao.

 

First Year (Section 4) 

  • Adviser – Mrs. Ong
  • English – Ms. Sante
  • Filipino – Ms. Catholico
  • Math – Ms. Fernandez
  • PE – Mr. Maribao
  • THE – Ms. Dag-uman / Ms. Morre
  • Science – Mr. Danilo Lechuza

Second Year (Section B)

  • Adviser – Mrs. Lechuza (also English)
  • Science – Ms. Gaspay (now Mrs. Maribao)
  • Math – Mr. Gaboy
  • Filipino – Ms. Catholico
  • PE/HELE – Mr. Maribao / Ms. Dag-uman / Ms. Morre
  • Social Studies – Mr. Maribao
  • Values Education – Mr. Sayson

Third Year (Section C)

  • Adviser – Ms. Gabucan (also English & Values)
  • Science/Chemistry – Mrs. Sigue
  • Math – Mr. Gaboy
  • Filipino – Ms. Abalo
  • PE/HELE – Ms. Basubas
  • Social Studies – Mr. Maribao

Fourth Year (Section B)

  • Adviser – Mr. Sergio Maribao , also Social Studies
  • Science/Physics – Ms. Jenifeer Gaspay-Maribao (Yes! She’s the wife of our adviser 🙂 )
  • Math – Mr. Gaboy
  • Filipino – Ms. Teo
  • Values Education – Mrs. Diaz
  • English – Ms. Gabucan
  • PE/CAT – Mr. Alberio
    • Platoon – Bravo (Company)
    • Platoon # – 2 w/ Platoon Leader Vanessa Leceña

 

 


– COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY –

School Name: CNU – Cebu Normal University
Address: Cebu City Philippines
Years: Class 2001 – 2005
Dean/President: Dr. Velasquez
CNU Secton R during our Social Science week where we are wearing our “Pagmata” t-shirt. While I was in a different short because I hosted the event 🙂

 

First Year (Section N)

First Sem

  • Dr. Palermo
  • Dr. Morre
  • Mr. Abarquez
  • Dr. Sollano
  • Mrs. Singson
  • Mrs. Bajuyo
  • Mrs. Dela Torre
  • Mrs. Bastida

Second Sem

  • Mrs. Tano
  • Mr. Misa
  • Mrs. Quiachon
  • Mr. Mantua
  • Dr. Tangapa
  • Dr. Lopez
  • Ms. Cardillo
  • Dr.  Gocotano
  • Mr. Jumamoy
  • Mr. Villegas

Second Year (Section R) 

First Sem

  • Mrs. Cabras
  • Mr. Lasala
  • Mr. Jumamoy
  • Ms. Mantua
  • Ms. Cardillo
  • Dr. Seguerra
  • Mr. Villegas

Second Sem

  • Dr. Leyson
  • Mr. Suazo
  • Mr. Lasala
  • Ms. Bulgar
  • Dr. Dayagbil
  • Mr. Sumampong
  • Mr. Jumamoy
  • Mr. Abarquez

 

Third Year (Section R) 

First Sem

  • Mr. Anga
  • Mr. Lasala
  • Mr. Malazarte
  • Mr. Inocian
  • Mr. Sentina
  • Dr. Genegaboas
  • Dr. Savellon

Second Sem

  • Mr. Malazarte
  • Dr. Atibula
  • Mr. Nacar
  • Mr. Inocian
  • Mr. Hernan
  • Dr. Tabada
  • Mrs. Bastida
  • Mr. Frejoles

 

Fourth Year (Section R) 

First Sem

  • Mrs. Caroline Simmonds – STM  (Student Teacher Mentor) Social Studies
  • Mrs. Gwen Villarante – STM (Student Teacher Mentor) Values Education
  • Mrs. Lasala and Mrs. Pelisco – STM (Student Teacher Mentor) Off Campus @ LNHS – Lawaan National High School

Second Sem

  • Dr. Seguerra
  • Dr. Yu
  • Mrs. Gamutan
  • Mr. Generalao
  • Mr./Engr. Pesole

 

 


– POST GRADUATE –

School Name: CTU – Cebu Technological University
Address: Cebu City Philippines
Years: Class 2007 – 2008
Course: SPED – Special Education (Only on Saturdays and Sundays)

 

Adding names soon 🙂 . . .

 


 

Books I’ve Read (of Pages and Chapters)

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Of Pages and Chapters, allow me to share the books I’ve read.

I don’t really consider myself a bookworm, I am just one ordinary girl who reads books. I guess in this life time I might have not completed a hundred or two. Trying my best to accomplish that. hehehe At least to give justice to my profession of being an educator… Well I guess, adding all the textbooks, I bet I’ve reach 100! 🙂 Anyway, here’s my humble list of pages and chapters of that world called books! 🙂

Majority of these books I have read a long time ago and can’t recall the exact year… So instead of specifying them year by year, I’ve collated them into 2017 backwards and will update 2018 onwards as I go along the way 🙂 Again, welcome to #TheKokobearsLibrary as #KayneBooks #KayneReads.

Basically on my “2018 TO READ” shelf! Wish me luck! Hope to finish it before Season 8 comes. Thank you to  _ _ _  you know who you are! #ChristmasWishlist2017 🙂

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What I’m reading this year (2018)

  • Current: El Camino De Santiago (The Way of St. James) Lessons in Servant Leadership by Frank Padilla

  • Current: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert audiobook completed, now savoring the paperback. 🙂

  • Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes (audiobook)
  • Everyone Can Be Creative by Merlee Cruz-Jayme
  • All I Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergaten by Robert Fulghum
  • Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon
  • Show Your Work by Austin Kleon 

I’ve read from 2017 – backwards:

  1. The ABCs of Journalling by Abbey Sy
  2. Paano Ba by Bianca Gonzales (2017)
  3. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiosaki (2017)
  4. Dear Alex by Alex Gonzaga (2016)
  5. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom (2016)
  6. For One More Day – by Mitch Albom
  7. The Five People you Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  8. My Maid Invests in the Stock Market (E-Book shorter version) by Bo Sanchez
  9. Twilight Saga (All 4 books: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn) – Audio book by Stephenie Meyer
  10. How to Find your OTL: One True Love by Bo Sanchez
  11. Seneca Falls Inheritance by Meriam Grace Monfredo (2004- used for a book review project in CNU)
  12. ANGELS The Inside Scoop on the Stars of Charlie’s Angels by Nancy Krulik
  13. Acres of Diamon (Book of Opportuniy) by Russell Conwell
  14. What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D
  15. Alias (Skin Deep) by Cathy Hapka
  16. The Valkyries by Paolo Coelho
  17. The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho
  18. By The River Piedra, I Sat Down and Wept by Paolo Coelho
  19. Anne Frank (Highschool Days)
  20. Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon (my very first Sidney Sheldon encounter and after that, I became a fan!)
  21. A Stranger in the Mirror by Sidney Sheldon
  22. Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon
  23. Windmills of Gods by Sidney Sheldon
  24. Ryan White (True Story) by Ryan White and Anne Marie Cunningham
  25. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
  26. The Spice Girls (Uncensored  Story) by Anna Louise Golden

 

 


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The Advantages Of Learning The English Language

The English language is the main language in many countries.

It is also the second language used in many other countries besides their main language. The English language is widely used almost everywhere, both spoken and in written form.

You can either learn the English language as a second language in school. Or take it up as a subject in the tuition class. Or learn it through one of the top online learning apps.

There are many reasons why we should learn English.

If you intend to work in one of the international companies, the ability to speak and write English fluently will be beneficial. Most employers would prefer employing someone who is fluent in English than someone who is not.

So if you need to learn English or improve your speaking skill, you can easily do it by using an educational app.

The English language is widely used in the business world. If you are doing international business transactions and communications such as emails, letters, contracts, reports, etc., are mostly written in English. Business meetings are also mostly conducted in the English language. Those who are fluent in English will have better business opportunities.

In today’s technology, most of the computer software programs are written in English. In order to use these softwares, you will need to be able to read, understand and write in English. Many students all over the world have to be proficient and skilled in this language to compete in the career world. The English language is also used in many research articles, books and materials used for higher learning.

As an international tourist, the ability to communicate in the English language will make your travel more meaningful and enjoyable. Making enquiries at hotels, restaurants, making purchases at stores or asking for directions from passers-by will be possible as most of the people are able to communicate in simple English to some degree.

For those who want to learn or improve your English language skill, you can download the best Apple tutoring app for free on your Apple smart phone.

With this tutoring app, you can access many video and audio teachings by many brilliant, award-winning professor

ROCKETSHIP: A Revitalized approach for a Quality Education   

Listening, Reading & Writing (IELTS)

 

IELTS Listening, Reading & Writing Test

This was scheduled the next day, Saturday.

 

ü  12 Sept 2015 (Saturday)
ü  8:00 am – 12:00 noon
ü  JM – @ Hilton Hotel Corniche Abu Dhabi (Koko – @ Abu Dhabi University)

 

I arrived half an hour before 8:00 am, Koko and I took a quick coffee at around 6:50 am till 7:20 am. As I arrived at the hotel, the staff instructed that the test will be on the 1st floor.
I see numerous numbers of people standing, chatting, some reviewing notes. The hall is rapidly filling up. At around 7:45 the crew divided the space for male. We waited almost an hour before being cued for the room assignments. We started at 15 minutes past 9.

Listening came first, followed by Reading and Writing.

Listening requires serious concentration, you may miss the important part. So I tried my best to be focused.

Reading was a long read! Too many information plus a call of nature comes (oopppsss excuse me 😉 …) 

Writing finally helped me feel a bit at ease… this is something I get used to do. So  I made up my story . Part 1 a letter to my teacher telling him/her that I am cutting short my class because of moving back to my home country and part 2 was somewhat a  proposal. For me, I guess if you listened during your letter writing classes during Elementary, you will nail it!

 

God bless!

 

JM Kayne | www.iamjmkayne.com