Our teachers and their iPads

TODAY, some of our teachers received their iPads and while some received their laptops. The school President and his management team have to do this because of the increasing demands in steering LifeCollege education towards K+12 and towards transforming our “taste” and “definition” of education. We want it to capture 21st century learning. Not because we want it, but because the generation we are serving deserves a lot better. They cannot be taught with the system and structures of the past. The very fibre of education has been fundamentally shaken. And we are adopting. We are innovating. We will thrive. We will accomplish.

Expect our teachers to have the collective will to post blogs and videos. Our products will be shown to the world.

We will publish what we are doing inside the classroom. We will properly document in photos our instruction. We will share varying assessments. We will be sharing what we are learning. And through this, may others see what we do and give us feedback.

To be able to accomplish this, we will be lifelong learners. We will be reading and sharing what we are reading. We will be educating ourselves and preparing ourselves for the future. In fact, we will live in the future. We will just wait for the rest of the world to go there.

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Assessment Notes for 4Y Delivering a Presentation

Betty
You need more eye contact and read your report ahead of time. You are soft spoken and may be you can practice speaking more to boost your confidence. Try talking to younger people and share things to them. Do not read your report especially the contents of the PowerPoint

Julius
Hand gestures– Your hands are not relaxed. You can look at the audience but you need more practice speaking in front. Able to answer the report.

El John
Your voice is naturally loud. That is a gift. You have to manage it. You need to practice looking at your audience and practice your report before.

Rick Johnsen
You can practice avoiding looking at the presentation. Look at your audience and maintain eye contact. Vey good but you need to warm up. Warm up time is before the report not towards the end of the report.

Group is not so prepared
Lacked vocabulary, description of the characters in the report
Evident they didn’t read the questions

Melody
Speaks well but be wary of your movements. Avoid unnecessary movements. Be conscious of your time. You can speak but fluency is something learned through exercise.

Ira
Can speak well but needs more practice. Be conscious of the uhmss, uhhs, and other fillers. Be conscious about time. You can enunciate words well already but needs more polishing through constant use of the language.

Nikko
Needs more practice in enunciating word and in explaining. But did a good job because even if he is not prepared he still pretended he was.

Manfred
Can enunciate words clearly. Needs more confidence in speaking the language fluently. Like Nikko, he pretended that he knows about it. He just needs to inject more experiences or practices so he won’t have to read it straight from the paper.

Group is prepared with videos
Explained who the author is

God sees the truth but waits
Ivory
Needs to to make her voice louder. Her enunciation is commendable her words are understandable she just needs to practice speaking more. She is natural storyteller. She know the twist and turns of her story.

Jabez
Stand straight talk slowly. Do not move when speaking.

Christine
Look at the audience.

Norjiana
Practice speaking in English.

Elijah
Absent

Group
Not everyone knows about the report.

Jefiel
Can enunciate words well but needs to lessen her extra movements. She goes beyond the details of the story and grasp the existential sojourn of Gautama.

Jemimah Joy
Avoid extra movements. has a good team up with jefiel. They complement each other. They go through the details of the story.

Jayson
Did not report

Aldrin
Did not report

Group presentation is good. They used the Raymond Lang method of short or few words at the backdrop

Genelli
A good storyteller, she just needs to prepare and take the story from her head. She has good grasp of the twist and turn in the story. She can enumerate or recount details.

Lad
Is reading directly from the PowerPoint but he noted some points from his head.

Angelou
Prepared her spiels

Precious Leigh
Discussed vocabulary. Read the definition but tried to explain in her own words. Needs to work on volume

The group is prepared to deliver the presentation. They have cue cards. Although they look at the presentation from time to time. They used the Raymond Lang method of few words on the PowerPoint. They didn’t show words though.

Kier
Needs to get more relaxed. His voice is loud. He knows the background of then story.

Henry Boi
Can speak and present. It’s evident that he tried to study and he is good in memorizing the piece. He prepared for this. He just needs to practice speaking some more.

Joshua
Is showing confidence. He was able to answer the questions well.

Jon narciso
Just please, please do not move and sway. Alright? He is prepared,nwell prepared but he must work on improving his Storytelling skills.

Emylou Jane
Jewela

Wilsen
Reading directly from the PowerPoint. He can improve his presentation by having good posture and not swaying or moving.

Jeshurun
Knows little about the report and speak only for a few time.

Eunice go
Can deliver the report but seem apprehensive to take one new roles.

Group
Obviously prepared for the PowerPoint but nor with the presentation.

Blecy
Not obvious that she’s nervous. Just that she is reading the report. She could have told more about them, like short story.

Khristine
avoid extra movements, she can enunciate words clearly and needs practice for fluency. She prepared for her report.

Anjanette
Her voice is loud and clear. Remove ano and fillers. She has cue cards and she knows where to get the answers from the book. Just avoid extra movements. A storyteller

Gail
Can Encinitas words clearly and well, and like the others, she has to practice a lot.

Roseller
Needs to master his report. He must practice more before presentation.

Maverick
He knows how to describe the content of the PowerPoint. He adds and create a story out of what is written

Princess
Stand properly. She can enunciate words but needs to practice speaking English more.

Patric
His voice is loud and he needs more practice for fluency. His prodding questions at the beginning of the report… 2 million, 15 years, life imprisonment or death penalty? These are interesting questions to hook the listeners.

Isabel
She has good voice and can enunciate words properly but needs more practice to gan fluency.

Reisa
She can speak well but she needs to practice more for fluency. Also, it will help if she will really prepare for her report.

Bless
Did not talk

Erika
Enunciation is very good. Needs to work on volume and expounding her explanations. Her eloquence captivated the audience. You should really talk and speak and practice it. Consider it for a career.

Advanced
Genelli
Ivory
Henry Boi
Jon
Patric

Proficient
Jefiel
Joy
Ira
Melody
Henry
Anjenette

NeXt Steps

Reflections from the readings
1. We have to setup our own Research and Development that will be responsible for documenting all lessons and evaluating their effectiveness at the same time reporting the results for publication in blogs, newspapers and journals.
2. Set up unified standards, code and rubric for reading, writing, listening, speaking and viewing
3. Set up a repository of test questions that will be subjected to item analysis
4. Make our community our classroom through problem-based learning and fieldwork

My third seventeenth birthday

No doubt, this birthday rushes in to me as very special one. Very much like I was celebrating my 7th birthday. With cakes and candles. With balloons and bicycles. Only with a set of people entirely different from the ones I grew up with. Some of them are gone. Some are away. I don’t mind it. Perhaps I was really called to live a sedentary life.

I am grateful nonetheless. And thankful because I waited and turned toward what God called me to do. It was not so easy to obey, but it was the greatest decision that I have ever made. Sometimes, I grapple with the times lost (and the relationship I could have had) but I have firm faith that God will replace those. He will top it even.

So let me prophecy for the life I would be living starting this moment.
1. I own a capacity building consultancy firm
2. I am traveling Asia, Europe, Australia giving professorial lectures and preaching the Word of God to people
3. I am driving my own cars — a blue one, a red one and a black one
4. I go home to a condominium in a Manila and a Japanese zen-inspired bachelor’s pad here in Palawan
5. I have my own network of leaders in high school, college, and professionals
6. I am shepherding a young professional group
7. No sicknesses for me and my dad and my siblings
8. Life and success the people whose lives I touch

Let all this be done according to my faith.

Things I want to see happen this school year

1. Launch READ TO LEAD campaign for reading and literacy awareness in partnership with Scholastic
2. Tap Private-Private and Public-Private partnerships to create authentic learning experiences.
3. Launch Global Competence Class 2013 in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand to students as early as Thirdy Year
4. Launch Global Competence Class 2013 in Manila, Pampanga and Laguna
5. Follow Singapore Mathematics and Science and the spiral progression

We will make things happen