Learning is Not Just Studying

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To those who do not really know me, beyond being a writer in this blog, I am a teacher. Yes, a teacher of children with special needs. My students call me Teacher Julie and that is what I call my other blog too. In other words, I am a special education teacher.

I just want to say the learning is my middle name. I believe that learning does not just take place within the four walls of the classroom. Learning takes place in our daily interaction with people, with problem-solving skills, decision-making processes and having the correct ideals to be able to help others and most specifically the environment.

How would I answer questions about special education issues?

About the books that I have used with my students, click here -> books

Do you know a child who can’t sit still and loves to move around? Click here -> ADHD

Do you know someone with autism? Click here -> Autism

Do you know someone who is very, very smart? Click here -> Giftedness

Do you know someone who has a hard time understanding words and has difficulty interacting with others? Click here -> Language Development

Do you know someone who can’t function because everything is so hard to do? Click here-> Mental Retardation

How should these children be taught? Click here -> Teaching Techniques

I don’t even want to think about students who go to school too early or too late, 6am – 12pm or 16pm – 6pm..

I don’t even want to think about children who have to walk several kilometers daily just so they could go to school.

I don’t even want to think of the students who study under the trees because facilities are a big problem.

I don’t even want to think about the students, 50 – 70 of them, sitting in a small, hot and cramped classroom.

So I present my children…

My daughter Trixie is a grade 7 student in a university where children with special needs are mainstreamed in their classes.

Here are two photos of my children whom I homeschool through the curriculum from Bo Sanchez company.

This is Julian,with his group mates in the center where I work. He is wearing a blue polo shirt. He will be 7 in July and he is now a second grader.

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He is with children who have developmental delays. They are with Teacher Joy and Teacher Xeres who are both occupational therapists.

And this is our youngest child, Tania:

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She is learning with RV in a dyad setting in the center where I teach as per developmental pediatrician’s recommendation. Both Tania and RV are 5 years old.

I hope you learned something in my post.

18 Responses to Learning is Not Just Studying

  1. hi, sorry, i didnt mean it that way.. sarcastic ba dating?what I really mean is that, id love to study with my daughter, that i think you’re lucky that you spend most of your days with your kids and other kids for that matter… and that i salute teachers like you..

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  3. Thanks MegaMom :)

    Tania is quite good with her fine-motor skills specifically drawing and writing. She loves MS Paint too.

  4. Puwede naman po, bakit hindi :)

    Mas ok ang bonding kapag ganito kaya lang siyempre, nakakapagod din.

  5. Salamat Caryn, mahirap pero tiyaga din naman ang kailangan.

  6. Thanks, Cookie :) Hay, the things I went through in this profession made me a stronger person. Sana nga :)

  7. Salamat po sa inyong comento :)

  8. Salamat po :)

  9. Salamat Sasha :)

  10. Wow, it is amazing for your 5 yr old to write that way. We are also with CFA and we are homeschooling our kids. I love your other blog with the homeschooling posts.

  11. Looks like Tania is ahead developmentally. I am pretty sure that what she is writing is above ave for 5 year old kids.
    Wow, I really have so much admiration and respect for you, both as a mother who homeschools her kids, and as an educator!

  12. nice pictures…………ibanf klase rin ang pag-aaral nyo..sna ako din makasama ko mag-aral ang anak ko

  13. julie, i commend you. it takes great dedication and patience and heart to do what you do. mabuhay ka!

  14. i think that teaching is one of the noblest professions. to have that kind of dedication and patience is really something that not everybody possesses. teacherjuliecom..you are truly someone i am proud to know :)

  15. hindi basta-basta ang gawain ninyo kaya saludo ako!

  16. Hi Teacher Julie. Maraming salamat sa iyong mga ibinahagi dito sa LP. Salamat din sa inyong matiyagang pagsisilbi sa inyong mga estudyante…pagpalain kayo ng Diyos. Blessings!

  17. I am very familiar with the words I’ve read because of my sister who works as a SPED teacher like you :) Sana dumami pa kayong matiyagang nagtuturo sa mga bata.

    Maligayang Huwebes, T.Julie! :)

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