Quote for the Week..

"Why are the country’s political leaders quick to act on amending the Constitution to change nationalistic provisions for the benefit of foreigners or to extend their terms of office but are allergic to amending the Constitution to address the people’s aspirations for self-determination?" - Marvic Leonen,Dean of the UP College of Law, in a keynote address delivered at the 1st International Solidarity Conference on Mindanao; March 16-18, 2009 in Davao City, Philippines.


Saturday, May 3, 2008

Filipino is New York Times teacher of the year

A FILIPINO teacher is The New York Times 2008 Teacher of the Year.
Feliciano Jaime Atienza, known to everyone as “Chito,” is a Filipino immigrant and a career (English as a Second Language) ESOL professional in New York City.
He has been an ESOL practitioner with the YMCA International, ELESAIR Project for 22 years and the Queens Library for 10 years.

He received his ESL/CO teacher training at the Southeast Asian Refugee Program in the Philippines, a joint project of the UNHCR, ICMC and funded by the US State Department.
Chito is a compassionate professional whose classroom is characterized by a healing and empowering concept of “skinship ” and trust.

He possesses a cheerful “can-do” attitude and time-tested skills as a teacher, trainer, mentor, test-giver and facilitator in the following areas: Diversity and Conflict Management in the ESOL Classroom; Literacy Teacher Training and Cultural Orientation; ESOL Testing and Evaluation; Language Program Development and Implementation; and UNHCR/ICMC Southeast Asian Refugee ESL/CO Programs. (Source: goodnewspilipinas.com)

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