Huwebes, Marso 8, 2012


The TEXT2TEACH alliance is good but we must consider some factors that might affect especially to the learners. Not all learners can afford this one, especially to those who are in rural areas. The teachers cannot assure that they can easily assess if there is a progress in the learnings of the pupils. However, it is good because it is not time-consumable and less effort to exert but may lead to the learners to be dependent enough to these technologies.
-Sherie Cris E. Ferrano

Biyernes, Marso 2, 2012


The three fishes

Once, three fishes lived in a pond. One evening, some fishermen passed by the pond and saw the fishes. 'This pond is full of fish', they told each other excitedly. 'We have never fished here before. We must come back tomorrow morning with our nets and catch these fish!' So saying, the fishermen left.
When the eldest of the three fishes heard this, he was troubled. He called the other fishes together and said, 'Did you hear what the fishermen said? We must leave this pond at once. The fishermen will return tomorrow and kill us all!' First fish

     Second fish The second of the three fishes agreed. 'You are right', he said. 'We must leave the pond.'

Third fish But the youngest fish laughed. 'You are worrying without reason', he said. 'We have lived in this pond all our lives, and no fisherman has ever come here. Why should these men return? I am not going anywhere - my luck will keep me safe.'
The eldest of the fishes left the pond that very evening with his entire family. The second fish saw the fishermen coming in the distance early next morning and left the pond at once with all his family. The third fish refused to leave even then.
The fishermen arrived and caught all the fish left in the pond. The third fish's luck did not help him - he too was caught and killed.
The fish who saw trouble ahead and acted before it arrived as well as the fish who acted as soon as it came both survived. But the fish who relied only on luck and did nothing at all died. So also in life.

The ass and the Lapdog

 Once a farmer owned an ass and a lapdog.
The ass worked hard all day, hauling heavy loads. But he was well looked after, and had a warm, comfortable stable, with plenty of fresh hay to eat and water to drink.
The lapdog stayed with his master all day, and lived in the house with him. He did no work, but was made much of, and even allowed to sit on the master's lap.
The ass saw the lapdog leading a life of leisure, being petted by the master, and being given choice tidbits of food from the master's own plate, and the ass grew jealous of the lapdog.
'I wish the master would love me as much, and give me as much attention as he does the lapdog,' sighed the ass. 'I work hard all day, much harder than that lapdog who does nothing at all except wag his tail and fawn on the master, and yet it seems the master cares more for the dog than for me. Perhaps if I too behave like the dog, and wag my tail and jump on the master, the master will start loving me as much as he does the dog.' The ass decided to wait for his chance.
One day, when he was left unattended while the farmer and all the farmhands were at their midday meal, the ass broke his halter and ran into the farmhouse kitchen. There the farmer sat at table. The ass rushed up to him and began wagging his tail vigorously, and knocked off all the china from the table. He then started jumping around and frolicking like a little dog, and finally plonked himself down on the farmer's lap. The shocked farmer yelled for help. The farmhands came running in and dragged the ass off to his stable, and gave him a beating he did not forget the rest of his life.
It is best to be contented with one's lot. 

The lion with bad breath

The Lion was in a bad mood. That morning his wife, the Lioness, had told him that his breath smelled, and that perhaps he needed to do something about it. The Lion had pretended not to care, and had roared loudly and angrily just to show the Lioness who was king. Secretly though, he was worried.
So as soon as the Lioness left the den to go about her day's work, the Lion called his three counsellors - the Sheep, the Wolf and the Fox.
First he called the Sheep. 'Tell me, Sheep,' growled the Lion, 'do you think my breath smells?'
The Sheep thought the Lion wanted to know the truth. So she bowed low before the Lion and said, 'Your Majesty, your breath smells terrible. In fact, it smells so bad that it is making me feel quite ill.'
This was not what the Lion had wanted to hear. Roaring angrily, and calling the Sheep a fool, he pounced on her and bit her head off.
Then he called the Wolf. 'Tell me, Wolf,' growled the Lion sharpening his claws, 'do you think my breath smells?'
The Wolf had seen the dead Sheep on the way, and he had no plans to end up the same way. He bowed low before the Lion and said, 'Your Majesty! How can you ask me that? Your breath smells as sweet as the flowers in spring, as fresh as the...'
He could not finish what he was going to say. 'Liar!' roared the Lion, and ripped him to pieces.
At last the Lion called the Fox. The Fox came warily; she had seen the dead Sheep and the dead Wolf on the way.
'Tell me, Fox,' growled the Lion, sharpening his claws and yawning widely so that the Fox could see his long sharp teeth, 'do you think my breath smells?'
The Fox coughed and sneezed and blew her nose, and then clearing her throat noisily, said in a hoarse whisper, 'Your Majesty, forgive me. I have such a nasty cold that I cannot smell a thing!'

idiomatic expressions

  • Between a rock and a hard place " Meaning - In a very difficult situation when any resolution will be unpleasant
  • " Blow your top " Meaning - To lose your temper
  • " Break a leg " Meaning - Used to wish good luck to stage performers before an opening
  • " By the skin of your teeth " Meaning - Complete a task at the very last minute
  • " Drop someone a line " Meaning - To write to someone
  • " Excuse my French " Meaning - An apology for swearing
  • " Fire someone " Meaning - To end someone's your employment
  • " Get your wires crossed " Meaning - A misunderstanding
  • " Have an axe to grind " Meaning - To have an ulterior motive or a long term grudge against someone
  • " Hit the sack " Meaning - To go to bed
  • " Keep an eye out for " Meaning - To look after another

2 poems

 My family

My family will forever be in my heart,
My sister's mean the world to me,
More than life,
All I ever wanted was a complete family,
To have a mother whom I never met,
My family will always remain who they are in my heart and soul,
My family is more important than my friends and my lover,
Family will always come first,
Family is family,
No matter what they did they'll always remain family.


  friendship is love but not in love
friendship is a secret never to be told
friendship is a shoulder to cry on
friendship is not having to say sorry but do
friendship is not judging no matter what
friendship is someone to run too when things are tough
friendship is a hand to hold when things are so rough
friendship is someone to laugh with not at you
freindship is just knowing they are there
my freind is all of these hope you have one just like her...


A Special World

A special world for you and me
A special bond one cannot see
It wraps us up in its cocoon
And holds us fiercely in its womb.

Its fingers spread like fine spun gold
Gently nestling us to the fold
Like silken thread it holds us fast
Bonds like this are meant to last.

And though at times a thread may break
A new one forms in its wake
To bind us closer and keep us strong
In a special world, where we belong.


Love is like a lump of gold,
Hard to get, and hard to hold.
Of all the girls I've ever met,
You're the one I can't forget.
I do believe that God above,
Created you for me to love.
He chose you from all the rest,
Because he knew I would love you best.

 For You Are The One

For you I would climb
The highest mountain peak
Swim the deepest ocean
Your love I do seek.

For you I would cross
The rivers most wide
Walk the hottest desert sand
To have you by my side.

For you are the one
Who makes me whole
You've captured my heart
And touched my soul.

For you are the one
That stepped out of my dreams
Gave me new hope
Showed me what love means.

For you alone
Are my reason to live
For the compassion you show
And the care that you give.

You came into my life
And made me complete
Each time I see you
My heart skips a beat.

For you define beauty
In both body and mind
Your soft, gentle face
More beauty I'll ne'er find.

For you are the one
God sent from above
The angel I needed
For whom I do love.

What I Love About You

I love the way you look at me,
Your eyes so bright and blue.
I love the way you kiss me,
Your lips so soft and smooth.

I love the way you make me so happy,
And the ways you show you care.
I love the way you say, "I Love You,"
And the way you're always there.

I love the way you touch me,
Always sending chills down my spine.
I love that you are with me,
And glad that you are mine.

Never Have I Fallen

Your lips speak soft sweetness
Your touch a cool caress
I am lost in your magic
My heart beats within your chest

I think of you each morning
And dream of you each night
I think of your arms being around me
And cannot express my delight

Never have I fallen
But I am quickly on my way
You hold a heart in your hands
That has never before been given away

Miyerkules, Pebrero 29, 2012

nursery rhymes

A-hunting we will go,
A-hunting we will go,
Hi-ho the derry-o
A-hunting we will go!

A-hunting we will go,
A-hunting we will go,

We'll catch a fox
and put him in a box
And then we'll let him go!.

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?

Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.
One for my master,
And one for my dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee,
Won't my mommy be so proud of me,
I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee,
Won't my mommy be so proud of me!
Ouch! It stung me!
I'm squishing up the baby bumblebee,
Won't my mommy be so proud of me,
I'm squishing up the baby bumblebee,
Won't my mommy be so proud of me!
Ooh! It's yucky!
I'm wiping off the baby bumblebee,
Won't my mommy be so proud of me,
I'm wiping off the baby bumblebee,
Now my mommy won't be mad at me!


Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall;
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the King's horses
And all the King's men
Couldn't  put Humpty together again!

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall;
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
Threescore men and threescore more,
Can't place Humpty Dumpty as he was before

Doe, a deer, a female deer;
Ray, a drop of golden sun;
Me, a name I call myself;
Far, a long, long way to run!
Sew, a needle pulling thread;
La, a note to follow Sew;
Tea, a drink with jam and bread;
That will bring us back to Do (o -o -o)!

Lunes, Nobyembre 28, 2011

Management and Instruction. Good teachers:

3.2.1. effectively select and sequence learning activities, and manage and pace teaching time to achieve planned student outcomes;

3.2.2. apply a variety of human, material and technological resources to maximise learning;

3.2.3. are as impartial as possible when discussing controversial matters with students;

3.2.4. create and maintain a learning environment which:
· is interesting and challenging
· is orderly and purposeful
· is safe and supportive
· is positive and enjoyable
· encourages students to take control of their own learning
· encourages students to take intellectual risks
· respects the right of each student to form his/her own judgments based on appropriate knowledge
· fosters self-discipline, responsibility and creativity
· develops in students an awareness of the consequences of their own behaviour
· encourages cooperative learning
· enhances each student’s psychological, emotional and physical well-being
· encourages effective resolution of conflict
· fosters cultural identity;

3.2.5. are skilled at:
· motivating and engaging students
· effectively structuring learning tasks
· grouping students appropriately, e.g. whole class, groups, pairs, individuals;
· integrating learning across the curriculum;

3.2.6. develop sound routine procedures to manage recurring tasks;

3.2.7. respond appropriately to situations which may arise incidentally;

3.2.8. maintain effective records for purposes of student assessment, evaluation of teaching, counselling of students, reporting to parents, recording critical incidents;

3.2.9. effectively complete administrative tasks associated with teaching and pastoral care.

3.3. Communication. Good teachers:

3.3.1. use appropriate oral and written English at an advanced level to communicate clearly and effectively within the classroom and in other professional contexts;

3.3.2. where necessary use Bislama as a means of explaining difficult concepts;

3.3.2. assist students to improve their English language skills in all learning situations.

3.4.  Consideration of Individual Needs, Abilities/Disabilities and Aspirations. Good teachers:

3.4.1. understand that each student has diverse talents and interests, and take account of this diversity in their teaching;

3.4.2. match appropriately teaching methods, processes of inquiry, resources and content with the developmental level, temperament and learning style of students;

3.4.3. respect students as individuals, and adapt their teaching to suit the individual learning needs of all their students including the special needs of:
· girls
· boys
· gifted and talented students
· students with disabilities, learning difficulties or behaviour disorders
· students from low socio-economic backgrounds
· students from other parts of Vanuatu
· students from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds
· students in crisis;

3.4.4. engage effectively in the pastoral care of students.