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MindGym September 2013 Licensure Examination for Teachers Topnotchers

September 2013 LET Results: Eight Topnotchers Produced by MindGym

MindGym coached eight (8) of the national topnotchers of the September 2013 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET).

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Math, Science teachers dominate September 2013 LET tops

The long wait is over for 126,952 examinees who took the September 29, 2013 Licensure Examination for Teachers or LET.   Yesterday, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Board for Professional Teachers (BPT) announced that “19,384 elementary teachers out of 62,160 examinees (31.18%) and 25,755 secondary teachers out of 64,792 examinees (39.75 %) successfully […]

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How to Creatively Wait for the September 2013 LET Results

Worrying for the LET exam results doesn’t solve anything. Check out some tips from Coach Alice to keep you creative, positive, and productive during “the wait”!

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Part 6 of 10 May “K” ka ba sa K-12?: Why TLE Teachers should go to TESDA?

Coach Albert’s Thoughts About the K-12 Why are TLE teachers being required by DepEd to enrol in TESDA training programs? The embedment of tech-voc courses in the K-12 should follow the standards of TESDA’s training regulations (or TR). Conforming to TESDA standards will ensure higher absorptive capacity for students since these TRs were developed in […]

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Part 5 of 10 May “K” ka ba sa K-12?: Attention TLE Teachers

Coach Albert’s Thoughts About the K-12 One of the three specialization tracks in K-12 is the tech-voc track which is basically the concern of Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) teachers. Through this track, K-12 graduates may be eligible to obtain Certificates of Competency (COC) or National Certificates Levels I, II and III (Learn more about […]

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Part 4 of 10 May “K” ka ba sa K-12?: Implications to Tec-Voc

Coach Albert’s Thoughts About the K-12             In April 2012, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority or TESDA asked me to look at the policy implications of the K-12 to tech-voc (I missed doing policy issue papers since I shifted to education). I told TESDA that as a major curriculum reform, the K-12 will […]

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Fun, Interesting Teachers (FIT) for Power Learning

How do entice students to learn? After getting their attention, how do you maintain their interest in learning? These are very important questions that teachers deal with every day. Your personal experience from a class, seminar, or conference may have given you the notion that most learning is really boring. This has been my feeling […]

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May “K” ka ba sa K-12?: Facts and Figures (Part 3 of 10)

Coach Albert’s Thoughts About the K-12   Are you interested in researches on  education? Of course, you are. Let’s take a look at a research commissioned by the Department of Education in 2011 and conducted by Dr. Rosario Manasan of the Philippine Institute of Development Studies (PIDS). Her research revealed that enrollment in public and […]

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May “K” ka ba sa K-12?: Looking deeper (part 2 of 10)

You’ve peeked into the historical context and the players in the K-12 reform in Part 1.  Here, let’s take a closer look at K-12.  Coach Albert Basa’s Thoughts About the K-12: Looking Deeper DepEd said that the intention of the K-12 is not just to add two years of schooling but more importantly to enhance […]

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May “K” ka ba sa K-12: Looking Back (Part 1 of 10)

   Have you watched comedian Vice Ganda’s concert I-Vice Ganda mo ‘Ko  at the Smart Araneta last May?  I did (for curiosity).  During one of his first scenes, he asked several guests what they know about the K-12 educational reform which was a buzz topic during that time.  He moved around and many of the […]

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