Confessions of a Teacher
On the 23rd of January 2007, I wrote an entry entitled “Confessions of a teacher, part 1″ when I was asked by a student why I don’t share much about myself. Then she simply said, “Well, sir, it’s you.” So who am I? That entry was my answer.
Soon these confessions moved beyond from reflections about my work to thoughts on education and teaching itself. As the years shaped my teaching philosophy, these words were written down.
- Confessions of a teacher, part 1: The untold story
- Confessions of a teacher, part 2: Secret agent
- Confessions of a teacher, part 3: Bushido
- Confessions of a teacher, part 4: The 4 Stages
- Confessions of a teacher, part 5: Confidence is key
- Confessions of a teacher, part 6: Love is Evol (a Valentine’s post)
- Confessions of a teacher, part 7: Asian Man
- Confessions of a teacher, part 8: Googling Sir Martin (my BK2 speech)
- Confessions of a teacher, part 9: Sir Martin, reporting live!
- Confessions of a teacher, part 10: The Reward
- Confessions of a teacher, part 11: The End Made Me
More writings on education and teaching can be found by exploring the Confessions of a Teacher category.
Society and Politics
NOTE: Latest entries are on top.
- The Science of People Power: Lessons from Arabia
- The Virtue of the Small: Taoist Lessons for Our Politicians
- Truth and Consequences: The High Price of People Power
- Battle of the Righteous: People Power in an Age of Ambiguity
- The Death of Jun Lozada (an alternative history)
- The contingency of this presidency, Mr. Jun Lozada
- Why Isn’t CyberEd dead yet? My reaction to an optimist
- Why I am NOT excited about the Cyber Education Project
- “Untouchable”, a comment on Willie Revillame, Joey de Leon, and their noontime cults
- The Myth of Gawad Kalinga: A Profile of the Sitio Target Disaster
- The Sociology of Fandom: Or am I the only one who doesn’t read Harry Potter?
- What my students taught me about the SONA
- An Unending Revolution? Some thoughts on teaching Philippine history for the 21st century
- The decline of Populism, Pacquiao, Polls and other P words
- Do people still care enough to vote? Here’s why they should
- The Wowowee effect and the damnation of Philippine society
- Shifting Sands: Going Beyond a Post-9/11 World
- Republic Act 1017: Death of liberty or historical inevitability?
- The Fall of Manny Pacquiao
- The Unofficial List of All Things Wrong with Metro Manila Traffic
- The Case for Atheism in Philippine Society
- The World is Flat but the Philippines Isn’t
- Weather, Hope and Bayanihan
- September 12
- The Lost City
- The Democratization Virus: On the hypocrisy of backdoor regime change in Iran
- The 108th: Some thoughts on youth and independence
- Where No One Can Hear You Scream
- Where’s the Kaboom?
- Democracy Under Fire (college paper)
Philosophy and History
- The Problem with History
- The Poverty of Belief: Why Barack Obama has my theoretical vote
- The Tao of Gandhi
- Fighting stress, frustration and lost time, Bruce Lee style
- The Essence of History
- The Tao of Stress
- Historical thinking is unnatural: notes on how to teach history
- Unreasonable: A reaction to the Pope’s remarks on the Prophet Muhammad
- The Da Vinci Crisis
- Hero’s Journey: A Phenomenology of Superman (college paper)
- Students ask, “Is voting for abstain democratic?”
- Why science scholars are the corniest people in the universe
- Proudly Pisay
- “History is all around!”
- Splitting hairs: my thoughts on Pisay discipline
- Disbelief in grades, my faith in you
- Better games than drugs right?
- Damned if you cram, damned if you don’t
- Fasten your seatbelts
- Political Science High School
- “Empire of Dragons” by Valerio Massimo Manfredi
- “The God Delusion” by Richard Dawkins and “End of Faith” by Sam Harris
- “Genghis: Birth of an Empire” by Conn Iggulden
- “Buddha” by Deepak Chopra
- “Dark Lord” by James Luceno (Star Wars)