Welcome back to school!

Since the school year already started a week ago, I’d like to welcome everybody back to school. I know it’s a bit late but as most of us feel, I’m still in the process of converting my vacation-mode-mind-and-body to a busy-and-fussy-teacher-mode. I guess the process was complete now. Haha!

Before the classes started, teachers were already reporting to school to prepare their classrooms and everything they needed for the entire school year. I admit, I had a hard time decorating my classroom but big thanks to people to helped me out. As I was adding finishing touches to my bulletin board, Continue reading

Technology: Stumbling block or Stepping stone?

Social media, online games, internet, cellphone, and gadgets are some factors that parents, even teachers, blame for children’s poor performance in school. They say most of their kids’ time are spent playing online games in front of the computer rather than burning the midnight oil to get high grades. The previous generation would argue about how competent and intellectual they were during their time, back when there was no “distraction” to their studies. In others words, technology is viewed as a stumbling block causing children to be irrational and incompetent. But, is it really?

A few days ago, I attended a training about how to use the IWB or Interactive White Board. It was a huge touchscreen white board that serves as the modern blackboard. With the help of LCD projector, computer, and Active Inspire program, the speaker showed us how to Continue reading