The Guidance Counsellor’s Handbook by Denise N. Fyffe

Book Excerpt On The Guidance Counsellor’s Handbook by Denise N. Fyffe

While pursuing my studies in counselling, I noticed that all the books we used were from overseas authors. As such, I decided to ensure that I represented for our country as well. It is the responsibility of writers, who can, to not be selfish in their endeavors, but to think about our countries welfare as … Continue reading Book Excerpt On The Guidance Counsellor’s Handbook by Denise N. Fyffe

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Book Excerpt On Jamaican Guidance Counsellor’s Handbook by Denise N. Fyffe

  Introduction Mrs. Goodrich showed up to the Fairies Secondary School as usual, looking forward to the challenges that would greet her in her chosen profession, as a School counsellor. Her day was particularly hectic and burdensome, as several boys got in trouble for missing classes and gathering at the back of the school and … Continue reading Book Excerpt On Jamaican Guidance Counsellor’s Handbook by Denise N. Fyffe

Feature on The Guidance Counsellor’s Handbook by Author Denise N. Fyffe

Credentials of the School Counsellor Most professionals are guided by ethical standards for which their members may be held accountable and professional practice improved. Relatively young professions such as school counselling, develop these standards over time and they become systematized in codes. From these standards and guidelines the responsibilities that govern school counsellors are derived. … Continue reading Feature on The Guidance Counsellor’s Handbook by Author Denise N. Fyffe

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Feature on The Jamaican Guidance Counsellor’s Handbook by Author Denise N. Fyffe

Introduction It should be made particularly apparent that there is no separate distinction between the roles and responsibilities of a school counsellor. Seemingly, no understandable approach was identified to distinguish or separate what are roles, versus, what are responsibilities. What can be said however is that responsibilities are dependent on the type of role that … Continue reading Feature on The Jamaican Guidance Counsellor’s Handbook by Author Denise N. Fyffe

Jamaican Research: Caribbean Family Diversity – Part 2

The Factors responsible for such Family Diversity Family Forms Just as there are different functions of a Caribbean family unit so too is there various forms of the family, expanding across all countries, nations, cultures and ethnic groups.  There are seven basic types of families in the world: Nuclear - parents and one or more children; Single Parent - … Continue reading Jamaican Research: Caribbean Family Diversity – Part 2

Jamaican Research: Caribbean Family Diversity – Part 1

The various family forms found in the Caribbean By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2015, Denise N. Fyffe Introduction The family, in many ways, is the birthplace of society. It is our most basic economic, political, and social unit. It is within the Caribbean family that individuals first learn the value of work and the worth … Continue reading Jamaican Research: Caribbean Family Diversity – Part 1

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Jamaican Education: Post Graduate Diploma in Education – The End is Nigh

By: Denise N. Fyffe Thank you Jesus! I am now completing my final semester. It has been a long journey, which upon reflection has gone by in the blink of an eye. If it was not for these reflection posts, which are my own therapy, I would have forgotten somethings. From lazy classmates who leech off … Continue reading Jamaican Education: Post Graduate Diploma in Education – The End is Nigh

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Jamaican Education: Post Graduate Diploma in Education – I’ve lost my Mojo

By: Denise N. Fyffe I have lost my mojo! My will and desire to pursue this Classroom Assessment course is all but out the window. Today, we collected our in-class test result and for the first time in my life, I am happy for a passing grade. Yea, Yea, the overachiever in me ain't happy, … Continue reading Jamaican Education: Post Graduate Diploma in Education – I’ve lost my Mojo

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Jamaican Education: Post Graduate Diploma in Education – Teaching Practicum

By: Denise N. Fyffe I am not impressed. Practicum, one of the intriguing components of the Post Graduate Diploma in Education offered by the VTDI; at least that was my thought. I have not been in a teaching capacity for quite sometime. For majority of my career, I was a trainer. As such, I was … Continue reading Jamaican Education: Post Graduate Diploma in Education – Teaching Practicum

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Jamaican Education: Post Graduate in Education – Class…its like watching paint dry – Semester 3

By: Denise N. Fyffe Officially the semester is just beginning; 4 days, 2 classes and the unwanted issues that comes with studying as already begun. Unofficially my third semester begun a month ago, when I begun my Teaching Practice 1 and 2. I was determined to finish my programme in a year and be ready … Continue reading Jamaican Education: Post Graduate in Education – Class…its like watching paint dry – Semester 3

Jamaican Education : Post Graduate in Education – Theoretical Aspects of teaching and Learning – Semester 2

The Impact/Implications of forced group assignments at the tertiary level on an individual student's final grade and morale. That was my suggestion for tonight's group assignment and without even an objective consideration it was disregarded. The two naysayers started to question, how easy it would be to find viable journal article sources for such a … Continue reading Jamaican Education : Post Graduate in Education – Theoretical Aspects of teaching and Learning – Semester 2

Jamaican Education : Post Graduate in Education – Intimidation tactics

Come hell or high water, I was going to stay ahead of the curve. Its that time again. I am back at the VTDI for my second semester of the Post Graduate in Education and in my first week I am already dreading the suckiness of it all. After conquering the first semester's demanding assignment … Continue reading Jamaican Education : Post Graduate in Education – Intimidation tactics

How does Education and Gender impact on work?

Jamaican Research: How does Education and Gender impact on work? Part 3

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2014, Denise N. Fyffe Education The community needs individuals to perform a wide array of crucial functions if it is to prosper but if a community elects to reward only a small number of those functions, say, entrepreneurial success, then a condemnation of that society ensues. As a neo-Darwinian, … Continue reading Jamaican Research: How does Education and Gender impact on work? Part 3

How does Education and Gender impact on work?

Jamaican Research: How does Education and Gender impact on work? Part 4

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2014, Denise N. Fyffe Conclusion Plato in an argument that was remarkable for his time, took the position that women were not, by their sex alone, unqualified to be guardians of the republic. However, in the selection of guardian only those traits and competencies long associated with male public … Continue reading Jamaican Research: How does Education and Gender impact on work? Part 4

Jamaican Education : Perspectives in Education – Recommended changes required in the Jamaican Education System

These last few classes have been quite enthralling, fun, introspective and revealing. The teaching strategies utilized have made for challenging and fun sessions. I pray to facilitate teaching sessions like these one day. In Perspectives in Education class tonight everyone received a piece of paper with a question on it. We had a few minutes … Continue reading Jamaican Education : Perspectives in Education – Recommended changes required in the Jamaican Education System

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Jamaican Education: Psychology of Teaching and Learning – Pavlov Game Designers

Tonight was fun. Tonight was challenging. Tonight was a test. Talk about being stretched to the limits of your creative capacity and realizing, you still have some wiggle room. Miss Ellis gave us an in class assignment that started with an 'huh?' and ended with a 'oh yeah!' Competition was stiff, brains were churning and … Continue reading Jamaican Education: Psychology of Teaching and Learning – Pavlov Game Designers

Jamaican Education : Post Graduate in Education – My Journey, Accumulating Certifications

Its been two months since I started school again; time sure does go by quickly. I recently realized that it was ten years ago that I started my Bachelor's degree. Now, I am far outside the scope of my previous plans; but I continue nonetheless by pursuing a Post Graduate diploma. I should have completed … Continue reading Jamaican Education : Post Graduate in Education – My Journey, Accumulating Certifications

How does Education and Gender impact on work?

Jamaican Research: How does Education and Gender impact on work? Part 2

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2014, Denise N. Fyffe History of Work Since Philosophy is the art, which teaches us how to live, those who are most successful in the state are those who have the most interest in prolonging the state as it is and according to (Fowles, 1964. The Aristos) they are … Continue reading Jamaican Research: How does Education and Gender impact on work? Part 2

How does Education and Gender impact on work?

Jamaican Research: How does Education and Gender impact on work? Part 1

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2014, Denise N. Fyffe Introduction ‘Philosophy is a field of study in which people question and create theories about the nature of reality. It includes diverse subfields such as aesthetics, epistemology, ontology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and law. Philosophers concern themselves with such fundamental and mysterious topics as whether or … Continue reading Jamaican Research: How does Education and Gender impact on work? Part 1

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Jamaican Education : Post Graduate in Education – Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Lev Vygotsky and Kolberg

After not having several face to face Psychology of Teaching and Learning classes, I wasn't about to let these alien assassins in my tummy prevent me from being in class tonight. The pain was distracting, but I managed to drive myself to VTDI very early and take in a crucial lesson. Throughout the class, I … Continue reading Jamaican Education : Post Graduate in Education – Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Lev Vygotsky and Kolberg

Jamaican Education : Post Graduate in Education – Perspectives on Jamaican Education System

Classes last week were very enlightening and invigorating. I wasn't able to summarize my thoughts, as my illness and its various symptoms climaxed midweek; I was more interested in resting than anything else. My Perspectives in Education class, reviewed the Jamaican Education system and discussed the positives and negatives of each level: that is, early … Continue reading Jamaican Education : Post Graduate in Education – Perspectives on Jamaican Education System

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Jamaican Schools coping with chikungunya outbreak

The education system has been hit by 30 per cent absenteeism of staff and students in schools across the six regions because of suspected cases of chikungunya (chik-V), the Ministry of Education has reported. The ministry has released the results of a survey, which revealed that as at yesterday, 3,911 students and 591 teachers had … Continue reading Jamaican Schools coping with chikungunya outbreak

Jamaican Education: Psychology of Teaching and Learning – Teachers and their ethical behaviour in Jamaican schools

Teachers and their lack of ethical behavior in Jamaican schools have been tolerated for too long. Many forget that ethical guidelines are important and necessary to curb such unethical, unprofessional and deviant behaviors. Bad Teachers in Jamaica Many Jamaican teachers at the primary, secondary and tertiary level act like having professional ethics is a practice … Continue reading Jamaican Education: Psychology of Teaching and Learning – Teachers and their ethical behaviour in Jamaican schools