Wednesday, September 19, 2018



I believe teachers should have a method that can guide them when preparing lessons. This method will help us (teachers) include in the lessons all what we believe is necessary for students to know and to work on. Preparing a lesson is working on a process within a process. Each lesson is itself a small process in which understanding, meaning, a comprehensible input, goals, among others are very important for success, both of teachers and students.

Below are some of the lessons I have worked on.

1. Democracy, Rights, and Identity - Decision Making - Different Perspectives


Presentation on the lesson plan

2. History and its Cultural Legacies: Italian City-States During the Renaissance

Format - GANAG

3.History and its Cultural Legacies: Production Systems of the Inca Civilization

Format - GANAG

4. History and its Cultural Legacies: Democracy for the Greeks

Format - GANAG

5. History and its Cultural Legacies

Format - UbD + GANAG + Rubric

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Philosophy of Education - Lessons


I believe lessons should be a guide for students so they can, as they learn the knowledge and skills related to the curricular contents, develop the following:
  • Metacognition through reflection
  • Self knowledge that leads to the creation of beliefs that will help students in their decision making process
  • Self awareness that leads to understanding and control of students' emotions and feelings, and this in turn will lead to empathy
  • Metamemroy that leads to understanding, control and recalling of their memories by students and leads to introspection
  •  World knowledge that will help them in their critical thinking and high-order skills
  • Experiences management that will help students create an identity and find the meaning of what they are learning
  •  Goal creation abilities that will lead to goals and tasks in which students will learn to measure their progress and manage their effort
  • Strategies creation abilities that will help students with problem solving and which they will be able, with practice, to transfer to other contexts.  
All of the above will help students take control of their own education process, which will reinforce the role of the teacher as a guide.

Below is a mindmap of what I believe should be included in every lesson.

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Philosophy of Education

I believe we as teachers should develop a philosophy of education. This philosophy will have beliefs regarding several aspects of education, like assessment, class management, curriculum and instruction, among others.

Below I present par of my philosophy of education.

Philosophy of Assessment

Motivation - Why do I go to school?

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Application of Methods, Techniques, Strategies, and Approaches in Education


I believe that everything what a teacher believes and has learned that will help students in their education process has to be included in the lessons through methods, techniques, strategies and approaches. This in order to provide students the necessary tools for their learning.

Below are some ideas on methods, techniques, strategies and approaches that can help students in their education process.

Smarter Assessment - Application

 Assessment  Strategies - Formative, Summative, and Metacognitive

How does education feel, sound and look like?

Portfolio - Classroom Management

Part 1 -

Part 2 -

Values and Principles Class: Reinforcing Good Behavior

Strategy for Classroom Management: Precept of the Month

The art of Language use: The High Responsibility role play

How to Promote a Growth Mindset in your Students: A Practical Approach

Differentiated Instruction and its Application in the Classroom

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