Happy 2009!

Happy New Year, readers! It’s been a blog-free holiday for me so excuse the absence. I’ve been checking our site stats and I’m happy to see many people interested in learning more about progressive education specially here in the Philippines. A number of parents have also visited the site to help them choose a school for their children. Also, many college and graduate students are visiting the site to help them with their research on progressive education. Welcome! Feel free to post questions so we can tackle each inquiry in this blog 🙂 Watch out for our next post..

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7 thoughts on “Happy 2009!

  1. Happy New Year! Just recently stumbled upon your site and enjoyed reading your articles. Interesting and enlightening. That you tube video is such a find! I read up as much as I can to help me in my journey as a mom of a 5 year-old and a soon-to-be 3 year old. They are both in a progressive pre-school–Explorations. Looking forward to your future posts.

  2. Hi Mommy Nikka! Thanks for visiting the site. If you have questions regarding progressive education, just post it here 🙂 I hear Explorations is a great school and I’ve talked to Teacher Didi in the past to recommend one of our students at Nest. I also visited your multiply site. I think we have a common friend, Tish V. I was in an org with her at UP. Hope to meet you soon!

  3. hi. i’m a pre school coordinator and we are planning of shifting our curriculum from traditional to progressive but i’m not quite sure where and how to start with. pls help. thanks.

  4. Hi Olive! Thanks for visiting the site. I’m glad of your decision to go progressive. However, the switch is not as simple as you may think. You have to be an advocate of the progressive philosophy to the core.. all your program practices should be following your philosophy. Visiting this site is a great way in starting your journey. Your first step is really to study a lot about progressive education. I suggest you first read Washburne’s book “What is Progressive Education?”. Believe it or not this was written in 1952! Also you can read our post about philosophy at https://teachertinasblog.wordpress.com/2008/07/03/the-philosophy/ and watch this video at https://teachertinasblog.wordpress.com/2008/07/28/progressive-education-in-the-1940s/. Keep reading our blog and keep posting your questions!

  5. Dear teacher Tina, Hi, my son is already in a traditional school but has a hard time coping with its teaching traditional method. I was thinking of transfering him to a progressive school. What would you recommend( hope you can give me a list that is near Quezon city and san Juan). I am apprehensive on where to transfer the child after grades school if the school does not offer a secondary level. Are they competent enough to deal with pressure of a traditional school after being in progressive school. Thank you and I really appreciate your insight. Take care and More Power. Eileeen

  6. Hi Eileen! First you need to find out why your son is having a hard time in his present school. Do you feel that he needs to be tested for a learning disability? Or do you feel that the traditional set-up is not for him?

    If you live in the QC-San Juan area, then you can try several schools. You can visit our school, Nest, The Learning Tree, Raya School and Community of Learners. Keys School is also an option in Mandaluyong.

    We have had successful graduates that have gone on to traditional high schools without any problem. If there are, it’s not usually the fact that they came from a progressive school. Others have also gone on to try homeschooling since they are not comfortable with a traditional set-up. My daughter was homeschooled during high school and is now in Ateneo studying English Lit 🙂

    Thanks for visiting the site and please post more questions if you have any.

  7. Hi Teacher Tina, I would like to ask some help. My son is turning 4 this september, and I am planning to enroll him in a progressive school. Do you have any suggestions ? Is it ok if i’ll enroll him at a playschool first? I am a single mom, and I am usually on a tight budget. 😦 I wanted to know if there are any progressive schools/playschool that my son can attend to by next year.

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