Teaching to change lives

the undergrads with Mommy Beth A.

I still remember the first thought that came to my mind the moment I first stepped into Room 301.  “Oh my, they don’t look like would-be-teachers at all.  I like this group!”  I felt that I had really made the right to choice to enroll that semester.  I learned so much from Ms. D, Ms. L. and from my wacky, highly creative and dynamic classmates.  They had this passion for teaching and excellence that is so contagious and admirable.  We were quite a diverse bunch but we jelled together inspite of our differences.  I admired a lot of my classmates who had a lot of spunk and who were outspoken and learned to appreciate those that were different from me, too.

My teaching and my sked have never been the same since I enrolled in the program.

Kudos to the Class of 2011! 🙂

the Graduates with Ms. D

the undergrads with the inspiring Ms. D

Mitch, Yen, Kate & Kasumi


it’s been quite a ride

I had my first cup of Starbucks coffee (in, I think, four/five months’ time) this afternoon while I was finishing my second TDR (Typical Day Report).   Teacher Mi., thanks for the Starbucks sachet. It then suddenly occurred to me that it was the first Starbucks since I enrolled in DPE.  Starting last November, my sked and outlook in life have totally taken a different turn.  I cannot simply go out now on a whim since every week there are reports, papers and projects to submit.  Last week, I felt a bit sad ‘coz I was looking forward to going to my first revival service this March but alas, my sked did not permit me to do so as we finished setting up our puppet exhibit past 8 in the evening.

I’ve learned so many things from my classmates and from my two teachers.  The inspiring Ms. Dabon and the dynamic Ms. Loyola.  It has been quite a ride this semester but a very productive, interesting and insightful one.


with Mommy Beth, Hazel, Ms. Dabon, Jeanne, Kate & Mitch - Argao Church

STC DPEers with Ms. J. Dabon _ Exhibit Week, STAR Room, STC


with Kasumi, T. Kate and Gene, Balay na Tisa, Carcar

DPE in Oslob


After our Developmental Reading Storytelling Activity