INQUIRER LEARNING
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For the mind to grow, allow it space to play »

Children all over the world love to play. Even in places of wars and disasters, while journalists are reporting on TV the grim situation, you can see children playing in the mud or among the ruins in the background. Playing is a survival instinct.

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UP’s pioneering program sustains mission to treat speech disorders »

As the national university, the University of the Philippines (UP) has often blazed the trail for new programs, introducing new courses even before the need for them becomes evident.

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Take a deep breath »

Breathe in, breathe out! You should be thankful for every breath you take because it keeps you alive.

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Technology can make teachers happy and efficient »

“Ma’am, when will you give us our Quipper codes?” “I saw you on YouTube!” “Please accept my FB invite.”

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Voucher system to help decongest public high schools »

Government’s Senior High School Voucher program is expected to help decongest highly-populated public secondary schools by encouraging qualified pupils to move to the private sector.

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Law students argue over law governing war »

Thirteen pairs of law students recently argued whether fictional states “Astro” and “Bereton” should launch a joint attack against the military force governing the fictional “Yukule Archipelago” that went rogue.

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Bayer Smiling Kiddie Einsteins »

The average adult heart beats 72 times per minute, 4,320 times per hour, 103,680 times per day, 37,843,200 times per year and 2,838,240,000 times in an average lifetime (37,843,200 beats per year x 75).

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The Varsitarian holds 16th instalment of Inkblots »

For the 16th year in a row, student-writers are in for a treat. Kicking off December with a hat-trick, The Varsitarian, the official student publication of the University of Santo Tomas, will hold Inkblots 2014 from December 1 to 3 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex inside UST.

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Correction, please »

I was nit-picking and scribbling some notes on my students’ writing output when a colleague said, “You’re so patient with editing. But you know what? My professor in graduate school told us not to correct students’ writings. He said students would lose confidence in their writing.”

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Measurement aids thoughtful teaching »

Many schoolchildren struggle with reading and need specific intervention. The right kind of help is only possible after an intensive reading assessment.

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Thank you, Ms Marquez »

Marina Marquez dedicated her life to education, from the time she joined Assumption College in 1960 as an English teacher for Grades 3, 4 and 7.

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DepEd holds workshops on how to protect students during disasters »

With its more than 24 million learners nationwide, the Department of Education (DepEd) held a series of three-day workshops for some 200 disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) coordinators to help ensure the students’ safety.

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Go for original stories, YA lit authors tell young writers »

While many writers would name their stories’ characters after loved ones or friends, a best-selling author revealed to her audience at International School Manila (ISM) that she looked to cyberspace for inspiration.

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A teacher remembers P-Noy, Jinggoy, Koko and his other stellar grade school students »

For 11 long years, I was a teacher at the Ateneo de Manila grade school. At the time, students were fiercely competitive. Every boy fought to be, and remain, in the Top 10 (some parents were pushing their kids), to win all kinds of honors, medals and prizes.   When school opened in June 1972, […]

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