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

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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

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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

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

Jamaican Education: Psychology of Teaching and Learning – Day 1

Psychology is one of my favorite subjects. I love the idea of learning about human behavior and understanding the underlying motivation behind people's actions. It is like having access to their secrets without them knowing. I find on occasion people are in denial, having a blind spot, and they themselves not knowing their true desires, … Continue reading Jamaican Education: Psychology of Teaching and Learning – Day 1

Jamaican Education: My Journey, Post Graduate Diploma in Education

Monday, September 1, I started my 18 month journey into the world of Education and Training. Monday evening found me walking the corridors of the VTDI, off Gordon Town Road, searching for my Principles of Teaching class. After a six year break, I was back to doing what my brains were born to do...Learn. It … Continue reading Jamaican Education: My Journey, Post Graduate Diploma in Education