Friday, November 24, 2006


I just got from the mail the letter of support from Kevin Hodgson, my CyberPal from the Western Massachusetts Writing Project, for my National Board Certification candidacy.

The letter made me feel like a good teacher leader and teacher collaborator. I did a lot and have been doing more professionally, bringing out the best from my students and peers by bringing out the best in me. It makes a difference when someone writes and validates this, I will show you Kevin's letter later.

I've been seeing consistent visitors here in my blog even though I wasn't updating my entries. I apologize and I feel guilty for not connecting for awhile with my colleagues too. I've stopped consistently blogging for sometime because I've been busy with my course at the George Washington University for my National Board Certification preparations, and also it's been rough for me in my workplace right now.

One of my colleagues from the Pinoy Teachers Network reminded me that : "Teachers who inspire realize there will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how we use them." From experiences I learned to look around at what others have done and what I can do. Some of them have already met what I am going through right now. The strong act in spite of the fear. At work, I am facing a big challenge, I decided to see it through.

I am almost finished with my GWU course preparations for my National Board Certification. Two more meetings then I'm going to seriously compile my documentations for my entry submissions, write my analysis and reflections about my teaching, and be ready for submission before the March 2007 deadline. I think I am right on schedule, I'm trying to follow my timeline as strictly as possible. I'd like to be Nationally Board Certified on my first take.

I already know how powerful blogging is not only as a classroom tool. As a blogger I learned how blogging helps me to express my thoughts as a teacher, to be able to create and contribute content as well to the World Wide Web. Thanks Kevin for validating this in your letter.

*** Please see the right sidebar here for more of my National Board Certification candidacy chronicles.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Teacher Sol,

I have an important question for you. I do hope to see your answer. Here in Canada, there is a proposal to offer majority of secondary courses on-line. It means that kids need not go to the physical school all the time. What do you think of this?

Promethean Planet


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