A POINT OF AWARENESS
Feedback from my column readers 2018-2019
by Preciosa S. Soliven - September 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Columnists look forward to the reactions of their readers, whether they are flattering or objectionable.
Homework, the comedies and tragedies revolving around it
by Preciosa S. Soliven - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Many classroom comedies and tragedies revolve around homework.
Filipino West Pointers advise a new graduate
by Preciosa S. Soliven - September 5, 2019 - 12:00am
My oldest daughter, Rachelle is a registered nurse living in New Jersey with her three daughters.
The training of firefighters in USA and Japan
by Preciosa S. Soliven - August 29, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine National Police Academy is in charge of training the personnel for the Bureau of Philippine National Police, the Bureau of Jail Management and the Bureau of Fire Protection.
Where we failed in police force recruitment, training
by Preciosa S. Soliven - August 22, 2019 - 12:00am
To make the country understand the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the CRC team representing the Department of Justice, the DSWD, the DepEd, DOLE and National Police, visited major cities in the Ph...
Bringing up yayas and househelps
by Preciosa S. Soliven - August 15, 2019 - 12:00am
One of a young mother’s fondest wishes is to have a school for yayas (nursemaids).
Farah’s gourmet canteen, degustation menu and teatime in Australia
by Preciosa S. Soliven - August 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Travel time for tourists in Europe and the Americas takes place in the summer months of June, July and August. But “down under” in Australia that’s chilly winter.
What Mayor Isko can learn from the Sydney Harbor model for Manila Bay
by Preciosa S. Soliven - August 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Each cosmopolitan city is a gem. Bangkok, Tokyo, Paris, Sydney are polished gems, but Manila, let alone Metro Manila is not.
Adapting Pagsasarili into the public elementary school
by Preciosa S. Soliven - July 25, 2019 - 12:00am
From 2000 to 2018 the OB Montessori Child and Community Foundation piloted the UNESCO EFA Dakar quality school model for K to VI at Pulung Bulu Elementary School in Angeles Pampanga, fulfilling a MOA with then Region...
Providing Pagsasarili preschools for Batangas (’05-’20) reaches milestone
by Preciosa S. Soliven - July 18, 2019 - 12:00am
O.B. Montes-sori alumnus Eric Africa is currently Lipa City Mayor.
Rediscovering Dr. Jose P. Rizal as a teacher
by Preciosa S. Soliven - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am
It was characteristic of our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal to foresee and write of the future, such as in his series of four articles published in La Solidaridad titled, Filipinas Dentro Cien Años (The Philippines...
UNESCO debate on re-engineering education linked to Jose Rizal
by Preciosa S. Soliven - July 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal died prematurely by execution in 1896 at age 35. All his life he yearned for the Filipino’s deliverance from bondage: deliverance from enslavement to tyrannical Spain as well...
Replacing screen time with family time
by Preciosa S. Soliven - June 27, 2019 - 12:00am
When too much screen time becomes the norm, children become less interested in non-screen activities.
Who we are, how we think, what we do
by Preciosa S. Soliven - June 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The Crusaders paved the way for Europeans to see the refined culture and customs of the Orient in contrast to their coarser way of life.
Ako ay Pilipino! Ano’ng ibig sabihin nito?
by Preciosa S. Soliven - June 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Sabi nila “The Philippines has a damaged culture.” Ang kultura nga ba natin ay napinsala? Atin munang alamin at intindihin ang kahulugan ng kultura. What are the elements of our culture? Let us analyze...
Can Scout Ranger leadership principles and practice be imbibed by high school students?
by Preciosa S. Soliven - June 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Former Commanding General of Philippine Army, Lt. Gen. Noel Coballes believed that a corps of competent and confident non-commissioned officers like the Scout Rangers is critical to the transformation of our institution...
Let the dynamic junior police academies all over America inspire us
by Preciosa S. Soliven - May 30, 2019 - 12:00am
May the mandatory implementation of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) in senior high school strengthen law enforcement in our communities. Let the newly elected senators finalize the proposal so President...
A guide for parents of toddlers to teens in taking charge of screen technology
by Preciosa S. Soliven - May 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Noël Janis Norton, a learning and behavior specialist with over 45 years experience in Britain and the United States, says, ”We need to treat our children’s screen preoccupations seriously as if...
How Montessori education developed business executives
by Preciosa S. Soliven - May 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Wall Street Journal featured in April 2011, an article on how several computer and IT pioneers attribute their creativity to their Montessori preschooling.
When a dropout addresses university graduates
by Preciosa S. Soliven - May 9, 2019 - 12:00am
This season of commencement exercises, a venerable and respectable tradition especially at elite universities, bring to mind a list of memorable addresses: Barack Obama’s lecture at Wesleyan University in 2008;...
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