eJournal on EPISTOMOLOGY
Learn the good which is effective. Unlearn the not-so-creative.
Back in college there were books we used that were the main sources of facts especially about anatomy, physiology and pathology. There were books about therapy and modalities too. These books and our professors , both doctors and professional therapists, were our main source of facts. Each professor had their unique styles of teaching. However I would say I veered toward teachers who were creative and approachable. I won’t forget two doctors that I had who made me remember anatomy and pathology so vividly.
Dr Rafanan would teach parts and functions of the brain and spinal cord using his skills in drawing. Amazingly he starts with a DOT (.) . From there he would talk and draw at the same time for an entire full hour. By the end of his lecture. The entire nervous system is on the white board. My attention was more fixed than ever when he is the one teaching us.
My second significant doctor-professor is Dra Buenviaje who taught us about cancer. She made us make a booklet by folding a short bond paper. During her four-hour lecture she talked while she coached us in creating our own paper -brochure of how cancer evolves.
Honestly these are the lessons that I remember so vividly, and can talk about it like a story.
Now that I am a mom, a teacher to my sons, I have learned one thing. My boys and I have similarities in acquiring knowledge. My first born likes to read quietly but loves to watch animated videos about science and math. My second son, answers his math questions while singing out loud. He also loves to incorporate laughter when reading.
As their homeschool teacher I have learned to adapt to their preferences or personalities but at the same time, give boundaries to their behavior. I for one would know if their attitudes still stimulate learning or being inhibited/distracted due to too much emotions.
But if there’s one thing we have set is the belief that ‘there is a time for everything’. This is a quote in the Bible by Solomon in Ecclesiastes 3 “there’s a season for everything and a time for every matter under heavens”. So I always tell them, there’s a time to play, there’s a time to study. Focus on your task, so you could do your desired activity very soon.
In this way I based my rules to something which I believe is right. I am a firm believer of incorporating life lessons from the Bible and the wisdom it gives to those who put it into practice.