Off to Kuala Lumpur from Lombok International Airport


Meet Ja and Chalit. from the Lampang Rajabhat University in Thailand. Chalit is my eating partner haha. Ja is my forever sweet sis.

I saw this board every morning when I enter the front gate of the high school.

My first ice cream in Albay, Philippines.

Went to night market in Legazpi.

I introduce you Plinky. My favorite and talkative friend. She’s also a 4th year student in BUCE.




With the students from Palawan. My dorm mates. Meet Ara, Essence, Sweet, Marvin, and Kenneth.

Next stop. SUMLANG LAKE!

The food taste? no doubt. It’s delicious!

Glorious sunsets from Socorro’s Lakeside.

Who will eat too much rice or unlimited rice nowadays? ME

My first time ever eating at Jollibee with Kiara, Plinky, Jeszel and Mike. It’s a life changing experience!

Have you ever taste and eat everything that is so good and then you come to that one dish that just blows your mind?
Pork Sisig with egg everyone!

Camsur Watersports Complex. It is located within the Provincial Capitol Complex, Cadlan, Pili, Camarines Sur.

Trip to Universidad de Sta. Isabel at Naga City.

Ecopark San Felipe, Naga City.

I will not miss out on the chance to try the famous Filipino dessert, Halo-Halo

It’s Sunday Jan 27. I went to Albay Park and Wild Life with my mentor, Madam Reonal, Agnes M.

Everyone Favorites snacks at BU. Chicken skins and Siomay.

Exploring at night with Vincent, Chalit and Ja. This is where I met the famous Filipino influencer, Lloyd Cafe Cadena

Breakfast with Kalingking. It’s made from sweet potato aka Camote in Filipinos

DARAGA CHURCH. It is a Roman Catholic Church in the municipality of Daraga, Albay, Philippines.

Kawa-Kawa Hill in Ligao City, Albay. Kawa-Kawa famous for the tourist spot in showcasing a nature park and a religious destination,

Finally got to try the famous Sili ice cream

Legazpi Boulevard is one of the most scenic seaside roads in the Philippines


Peñaranda Park. Located strategically located at Governor Locsin Street in the center of the Old Albay District in Legazpi City



Thankyou for always supporting me, Jezsel, Amy, Kiara, and Jhona.

This was magic and unforgettable. I love you grade 9 Gold and Bismuth. and big thanks to Madam Reonal for making me cry haha.

Madam Maldo, Merriam P. and Madam Reonal, Agnes M.

Eating my Favorite waffle with my 2 favorite persons

Sending off dinner

Thankyou Madam Reonal, Agnes M.

For your information. This my 2nd Mom. Dr. Hennie Lomibao.

Salamat Po, Madam Sherry Orozco

Ok funny story. After we took this photo we ran like crazy because people are looking at us haha.

Last lunch before leaving.

This is not a goodbye♥️




Teaching is all about engaging. It is about introducing students to a better understanding.

The challenges

forming a bond with my students is always hard at first because they’re used to the previous teacher. But this is easy to overcome and soon that my students become used to. the best way to form bonds with the students is to be understanding.


In Indonesia, the teachers struggling to teach in a language they are not good at and with students trying to learn in a language which they often do not hear. The education system in Indonesia is ranked below average. Besides that, Philippines where English is an official language, Philippines has mastered English as a second language . I was so impressed that the students who had never stepped outside of the Philippines were fluent in English. so I learned that in learning English as a subject in school is not enough. We need to start treating English as a means of communication. We should consider not just better ways to teach English, but better ways to learn it.


Flying across to live for 4 weeks in a country whose language and culture is different from yours is not the easiest thing to do. People might say it is so hard to teach abroad. It is so hard to adapt with new people. It is so hard to find foods that match my taste. Ok I would say they are wrong. It is not that hard. Okay maybe it is a little bit hard to communicate with my students. But as the time goes, I can prove that it is not that hard. I’m used to it. I found it super easy to make a lot of friends. I have learned a lot from my students, friends, and my mentor. I feel like I will grow greatly as a person. I’ll have a lot of time to reflect on my life and actions as well as how my or other culture impacts around.


Oh now it is the first day of my teaching. This topic was given by my great mentor at January 17. My first topic is “The Whistle”
The whistle is written by Benjamin Franklin that tell the reader about don’t overpay for something that you don’t really need. At the beginning, I gave the students vocabulary activities. Then asked some question about what they have learned from the story “The Whistle” to testify if the students understood that day’s learning. The for evaluation, asked the students about how will they apply the lesson to their life and wrote it in a whole sheet of paper. It is important to give students some assignment. Well here, I asked the students to make a skit by illustrating the scenes from “The Whistle” then asked the students to perform their skit the next morning.

Before move to the next topic, I asked the students to perform their skit. It was so amazing that they can perform something like that within 24 hours. It is so educating and entertaining at the same time. The criteria of the skit are first each group member must have a role on the skit. And the second the skit must not contain violence or inappropriate language. Then grading the students based on the criteria.

So it’s Thursday, January 31. The next topic is literature. It is a poem titled “IF” by Rudyard Kipling. It is a very beautiful poem. The writer talked about success that comes from self-control and a true sense of the values of things. At the end of the lesson, I want the students to be able to understand the purpose of the poem and identify the message that found in the poem. Give the students a lot of activities can make them more enthusiast because when you only gave them just a handout with a lot of written text, it would be boring. So it is a good thing using a different method to make the non-tense situation.

Wednesday, February 6. The students learned about conditional sentences. It is very important using different types of visual aids. In learning grammar, it is the hardest thing to make your student understand what you have explained. But by using different types of aids, it would be easier for the students to understand what you have already taught. I’m feeling so emotional that day, because the students said something that really unexpected. They said “Thank you madam for teaching us something really difficult in a fun way”. I’m using a bunch of colorful manila paper so that the students cannot get their sight off the materials. And it’s working as I expected.

The last day of my teaching in grade 9. It is Thursday, February 7. So for the last topic, my mentor told me to teach the grade 9 with my jam when I was in junior high school. It is “The Climb by Miley Cyrus”. When I shown my visual aid, they were so amazed. I was so happy because of that. I kept smiling for the entire lesson. I started with discussing some questions such asking who is their favorite artist or singer then telling them who is my role singer. Next, telling the students if lyric is a part of a literature. This song has a very motivational meaning. This song telling people to believe in themselves and that if they try hard enough they will reach their dreams.

Classroom management

Rules and strategies that I used are to make sure students sitting in their seats individual or groups , and listen when others are talking.
When students do not perform some task correctly for example when one of the students wrote the wrong example of conditional sentences, I asked them to do it again in the correct way. it reinforces consistent expectations for quality of the work.
I also establish transition routines that students learn and can execute quickly and repeatedly without much direction from me. Such, I said “now you can read in silence,” or “sit with your group and make a circle” and students will know that they are expected to stop what they are working on, get the handout, and began reading silently or discuss with their group.



Both Indonesia and Philippines are using K-12 curriculum. The content and performance standards, and competencies and skills in this Learning Strand are sequenced from the simplest to the most complex.

Teaching plan

The practice teaching program between Indonesia and Philippine are the same. It is done under the supervision of a faculty member as well as the advisory teacher. Formal and informal classroom observations are conducted regularly. Among the requirements of practice teaching are the creation of plans for classroom management and instruction.

The difference only in the lesson plan. in Bicol, the lesson plan is simpler than Indonesia


Date & time : Tuesday, January 29
Grade : 9 GOLD & BISMUTH
I. Learning objectives : 1. Analyze the short story by sharing ideas of what they have read
2. Perform the assigned task in each group
3. Appreciate the life lesson found in the “The Whistle”
II. Estimated time : 120 minutes
III. Subject matter : a. Topic : “The Whistle” by Benjamin Franklin
b. Materials : The passage and exercises are written

Teacher’s Activity: Student’s Activity
IV. Lesson and Activity
Good morning class! My name is I Gusti Ayu Ananda Pandansari, you can call me ma’am or teacher Pandan. I’m going to teach this class from now on.
Then telling the class that today, they will be learning about “The Whistle” by Benjamin Franklin.

Rules: 1. Students must not use their cell phones in class.
2. Listen when others are talking

Presentation of objectives:
After you read the story, I want you to analyze the short story by sharing ideas of what you have read, perform the task that I had given for each group, and appreciate the life lesson that found in the story.

Brief background of the author:
Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. He was the tenth son of soap maker, Josiah Franklin. Benjamin’s mother was Abiah Folger, the second wife of Josiah.) His family was poor. He was a Founding Father and a polymath, inventor, scientist, printer, politician, freemason and diplomat. In 1730 Benjamin married a woman named Deborah Read. His scientific pursuits included investigations into electricity, mathematics and mapmaking. He is a writer known for his wit and wisdom.

He served as a delegate to the constitutional convention and signed the constitution. One of his last public acts was writing an anti-slavery treatise in 1789

a. Vocabulary Activity:
Divide students into two teams. The teacher gives colored paper with a bunch of words written on it.
The teacher reads a clue related to a word (the clue could be a definition or example of the word) and the first person in a group who raise their hand gets to answer. If correct, his team earns a point. If incorrect, the person from the other team has a chance to earn a point. Repeat with the following sets of students. The team with the most points wins.

  1. Without changing direction or stopping
  2. Lack of good sense, foolishness
  3. The state of being vexed or irritated
  4. Distress of mind caused by a failure of aims or plans, want of appreciation, mistakes
  5. Quietness, ease, peace, calmness
  6. The state of being extremely poor.
  7. Having an affection or liking for
  8. Fail to care for properly.
  9. a person who hoards wealth and spends as little money as possible
  10. a cause or source of great distress or discomfort
  11. Worthy of being lauded; praiseworthy; commendable
  12. Material; tangible; relating to a person’s body

The teacher will be going to ask the following questions:
a. Do you know “The Whistle” by Benjamin Franklin story?
b. Have you ever read the story?
b. Motivation
Now, I want you to think and share to the class of something that you really wanted, tangible or intangible and then acquired or achieved.
(Ask them how they feel after attaining it).
Was the value they paid (in money, effort, time) equal to the prize? Were you ultimately happy or unhappy with this?

d. Activities
a. Distribute “The Whistle” handout to students.

  • Tell the students to read in silence.
  • Teacher asks guide questions

Well students, how will you apply the lesson to you lives?
I think it is a common problem of today to overestimate the value we might get from some action and underestimate the cost of that action. It’s easy to find numerous examples of “paying too much for the whistle” in everyday life.
Can anyone give an example?

Engagement activities

b. The teacher will divide students into five groups. And ask them to read in silence and analyze the story ‘‘The Whistle” by sharing what did they understood.

After that, choose 1 person from each groups to present in front of the class

V. Generalization
The teacher will ask what they have learned in the story ‘The whistle”?
It’s nice to treat yourself to expensive items every once in a while. Nice dinners, family vacations are definitely worth the money. But, there are some expensive items that are not worth the money you are spending on them. These items can end up eating away most of your paycheck and savings. Everyone places different values on items they purchase.
Then the latest and greatest new phone is the iPhone X. These phones are extremely expensive compared to Android versions. If you love iPhones versus the android, you can buy an older version. You can get an older refurbished version for half the price. This can save you thousands of pesos. Also, the newest version of any cell phone has some bugs when it is first released. The thing is, don’t overpay for items. Why spend extravagantly on things that you don’t really need to spend.

VI. Evaluation
Evaluation In a one-whole sheet of paper, write a reaction wherein you will state the lesson learned of not paying too much for the whistle.

Ask the students to compose a short narrative, describing a time when they learned a lesson from making a mistake.

VII. Assignment / Extension Activity
Students illustrate scenes from “The Whistle.”
Creating your skit:

  • Divide students into 2 groups
  • Each group member must have a role in the skit
  • The skit must not contain violence or inappropriate language or actions.
  • It is acceptable to include a role of Narrator in your skit.


Teaching Method

Learning can be much more meaningful and motivating if it actually serves a purpose. Visuals is one of the most effective ways to provide a relatable reference for the grade 9 students. Visuals are just what you might think they are. It is a picture that accompanies the lesson. For instance, if you’re teaching a poem by Rudyard Kipling, have a picture of Rudyard Kipling available to share with the students. Having a tangible object that students can fully “experience” to help deepen understanding.

Teaching innovation

The students prepared to present the skit.
The good thing about giving the students this kind of activity is it can collect information about students’ learning states and processes and also can provide teacher with continual data on how each student is progressing.

Source of learning

I’d like to teach the students and give information about a certain topic through lecture. When lecturing, I stood in front of the class and discuss the materials. I mostly used books as a reference and summarize it in order for the students to learn quickly. I also use visual aids such as colored manila papers with information about the topic written on it. Yes it is important to use tools where students can learn easily.

Authentic Assessment

I asked the students to do a mini talk show featuring the theme from a song The Climb by Miley Cyrus “People Who Succeeded”


The Bicol University, a state university in Region V, was created on June 21, 1969 through the passage of Republic Act 5521 but was institutionalized on September 22, 1970 by virtue of Resolution No. 1 of its Board of Regents. Section 2 of the aforementioned Act mandates that the following schools comprise the University: the Bicol Teacher’s College (BTC) with its Laboratory School (BTCLS) at Daraga Albay, the Daraga East Central School also in the same municipality, the Albay High School in Legazpi City- all of which have become the College of Education with its Laboratory. Through the leadership of historian-lawyer Dr. Ricardo A. Arcilla, who, as Bicol University’s first president, has been given charge over the institution for its decade of existence, the developmental path of BU was charted. Unity and harmony was considerably attained among the initial constituents within the units of the University. Policy making was systematized.
Located on the boundary of Daraga, Albay and Legazpi City along the national highway, Rizal St. Aside from the Administration Building, the campus hosts the College of Education (BUCE), Bicol University College of Education Integrated Laboratory School-High School Department (BUCEILS-HS).

Bicol University
Integrated Laboratory School
High School Department

Maldo, Merriam P. Unit Head
Adornado, Rutesa A. English/SHS Coordinator
Unit Research Coordinator
Altavano, Carina R. Science
Coordinator for Guidance Services
Bahia, Gayle Ann M. Filipino
Bajamundi, Rona T. Science/Health/ESP
Briones, Ruby R. Mathematics
Assistant Coordinator for ELST
Unit Extension Coordinator
Goyena, Jocelyn F. Mathematics
Magdato, Norma Ll. English
Adiviser, The Mayon
Monte, Ma. Victoria M. TLE/Health
Orobia, Monina M. Music/Arts/PE
Sports Coordinator
Rañeses, Theresa M. Filipino/ESP
Advise, SSG
Coordinator for Student Activities
Razal, Hilda L. Science
Unit Planning Officer
Unit Curriculum Coordinator
Rebutica, Chazzeka D. English/Arts
Reonal, Agnes M. English
Bal, Louie B. TLE/ICT
Lobetania, Expedito Jr. G. Araling Panlipunan/Arts
Prefect of Discipline
Lorente, Richard Mathematics
Peñano, Aljohn Vincent B. Mathematics
Co-Adviser, SSG
Perea, Irwin B. Filipino/Health
Co-Adviser, The Mayon
Perez, Edison A. Science/Health/ICT
ICT Coordinator
Villanueva, Ronel M. Araling Panlipiunan
Non-Teaching Staff
Halcon, Roselie M. Administrative Assistant
Salomon, Corazon G. Librarian
Cepria, Jerry K. Administrative Aide
Madrona, Reynante I. Utility