Two PACE sets shy away from leveling up to Grade 6!

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This is the longest time we have stayed at a level in all our five years of homeschooling. But then again, we aren’t on a rush since our dear student is still 9 year old. The subjects are really getting more challenging by the level. Especially Math.

Our homeschooler is getting better and better at his recent PACE tests have yielded perfect on at least 5 out of his 8 subjects. We recently added a soccer class to his schedule. Read this article »

Guitar Lessons with Teacher Papa

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It has been a while since my husband stood as Teacher Papa to our homeschooler. That will change very soon as he steps up to schedule regular guitar lesson sessions with our very dear student. Instead of enrolling him in a music school, personally training and teaching our son will not just deem practical for our pockets but will also be rewarding as this could also mean a regular father and son bonding time for them.

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Sem Break Soccer Clinic

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My husband and I are plenty thrilled even as we recently registered Jed to a soccer clinic that he will attend throughout the semestral break. Hubs has been into soccer for as long as he can remember. That’s just one of his passions and we love that our homeschooler will be able to do this during the sem break. Technically, we really don’t do sem breaks as we homeschool. In fact, we go on with our regular homeschooling schedule even during times that we hear from the news that classes are suspended. That just don’t apply with us since we are not affected by typhoons since we stay indoors.

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Sick Leave

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Another of the many perks of homeschooling is that we get to have sick leaves without missing out on school lessons. Since our curriculum is based on our son’s pace, we are not pressured into completing anything at any particular time. That said, our son has been trained to make his own goals as he goes through each day. Unless the lesson for a subject came on a little challenging than usual, it is 20 pages per day for him these days.

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Manulife Advisers Achieve Golden Global Standard for Better Client Care

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Manulife Philippines is celebrating its insurance advisers attaining an internationally-recognized standard for client care and service. More than 30 Metro Manila-based advisers were awarded the Registered Financial Consultant (RFC), a global certification set by the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC), the worldwide association for financial planners, based in Ohio, U.S.A. 
The advisers studied for the qualification at the Manulife Learning and Development Center in Chatham House, Makati City. Key topics included financial planning, risk management, education and estate planning, retirement and tax planning. All courses are taught by RFC-certified faculty, following the rigorous international curricular program of the IARFC.

Mr. Ryan Charland (center, seated), President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Philippines, is joined by members of Manulife Philippines Agency Training and Development Department (ATDD) at the Manulife Philippines headquarters in Makati City. Others in photo are Ms. Rogie Bertol, Senior Assistant Vice President and Head of Training, Manulife Philippines ATDD (seated, 4th from left) and Mr. David Grant, Senior Vice President and Chief Agency Officer, Manulife Philippines (seated, 4th from right) 

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Quipper School Helps Raise NAT Scores

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Quipper, an education technology company headquartered in London with offices in Manila, today announced that NAT scores at Valenzuela City Science High School have improved significantly as a result of using Quipper School in 2014, when compared to scores from the previous year.

Quipper School, an online education platform which connects teachers and students, was launched in January 2014 in the Philippines and is now being used by over 5,000 teachers across the country. Mr. Roderick Francisco, a teacher from Valenzuela Science City High School, used Quipper School in early 2014 to teach over 400 of his students in preparation for NAT 2014. As a result, Mr. Francisco has noted significant improvements, with an overall score improvements of 13%, and an outstanding result in English, where the scores rose by 25%.

Quipper NAT

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Hands-on Learning May Provide Real Life Experience

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While many people use the term, “real life experience” when describing jobs or resumes, hands-on learning may be similar. Although your students may be too young to hold down jobs, the process of learning while using real tools can be just as effective for building experience as a prolonged work history. By using the tools and equipment of the trade, students may connect to the material in a way that surpasses reading text.

Science kits can provide a method in which students may see for themselves the outcome and process of real-world applications. For instance: Many renewable energy kits are working units that can be used to power small, low-powered and child-safe devices. As the children learn as they build, the direct impact of the end result may inspire as well as excite the student while focusing his or her attention on the activity. Although reading textbooks and websites can still provide a great deal of knowledge, there is something to be said about direct interaction with the content and material as a method to enhance the learning experience.

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In Search for Trick or Treat Costume

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Our homeschooler has used several other costumes in the past. Some of them are: Pooh, Buzz Lightyear and Zorro, which he used two consecutive years in 2 different locations. We purposefully do not choose demon and witch costumes since we do not believe that as seemingly harmless as they are, we should not patronize evil spirits. The reality of their existence is real. They do not need to be glorified. Now, people can go legalistic and say, why join Trick or Treats then, when we all know where it originated from? Read this article »

Halfway through Level 5

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We have been back to our to our regular programming for sometime now. We got swamped with online and offline tasks and we had to adjust back to squeezing in our homeschooling schedule. It’s been pretty overwhelming but we have made it through a couple months since and we are now, in fact, more than half way through!

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These Homeschoolers are on “Spring Break”

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Technically, we don’t really have “Spring Break” around this very tropical country. But early this week, our kiddo requested for one. I’d gather he picked that up from his peers in the Basketball clinic he is a part of. It is Summer break. So we are having just that the next couple of weeks.

Although there’s nothing like the flexibility of homeschooling, our son’s Level 5 curriculum is already very challenging and I can see that similar to kids his age attending regular school, classes have the makings of stressing him out. So break it is. Read this article »

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