Closing Ceremony

AUG 12: The closing ceremony was held at a restaurant and it was very simple. Our teachers and supervisors shared their experiences in working with us and we also gave our thanks and our insights for the entire program. I was tasked to speak on behalf of the Filipino participants just like what I said…

Cultural Sharing

AUG 10: Social Class Cultural Sharing The three social classes I handled showed their forte today, indeed they are social. I commend them for stepping up in trying to communicate with us. They were very excited to share their culture with us and ask us questions as well. Even when they found it difficult to…

Preparations

AUG 8: Meeting and Preparation Monday morning we met with our critique teachers again to plan on how we should go about the second and final lesson we would be teaching. Our teachers felt that the students showed great interest in where we come from and the culture we carry. They decided that we should…

Teaching the Science Classes

AUG 4:  Similar to the observations I made when I compared the two classes, the science classes were able to finish the lesson with time to spare. Toby was the first one to teach today and our supervisor Mr. Pupung was there to observe us as well. I was quite proud of Toby’s performance. He…

Teaching the Social Classes

AUG 3:  This went as expected and beyond what I expected. I knew that the students would adjust to me since I am a foreigner and a new face It was quite funny seeing them question if I was Indonesian of not, although I was already introduced as a Filipina. They would try to talk…

Creating Visuals

AUG 2: Today I decided that instead of using powerpoint I will be using traditional visual aids. Most of the other practice teachers here aren’t using traditional visual aids, aside from the other PNU practice teachers. The thai practice teachers only use powerpoint and board work. I took my time to do these just so…

Lesson Plan

AUG 1: I spent the day working on my lesson plan which was about personal recount. It was quite different than how I normally plan my lessons since it had to be on a lower language level but still be able to teach them writing. A pressure point that my teachers told me is that…