Herine’s Wisdom

Never stop dreaming…

Let’s dream and visualize our goals in life.

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

To put on hold by somebody is alright. But to cause forever halt will never be same.

My Personal Educational Philosophy

Teaching progressive instruction paradigm envisions the teacher as a facilitator who interacts with learners and promotes cooperation in them to imagine and wonder the world around them (Kennedy, 2019). Consequently, it gives more avenue for the learner to explore things while learning the topic at hand. Teachers in this philosophy are not the “sage on stage” but merely the catalyst of the learning process. Thus, learners will be the

focus of education instead of the teachers. However, educational perennialism clashes with this belief of the progressive education. Perennialism has faith in a subject-centered philosophy where learners are taught base on a structured drills and lessons (Bansal, 2015). Which means, learners will read and study the happenings in the past because it is also part of national test. This is very discriminating in the side of the learner because it can be very difficult for them to learn universal knowledge from numerous significant events in Western civilization. Hence, education is not a mock of what has happened before and will be forgotten in the long run. Instead, it should respond to the needs of the learners and prepare them for future use like in their job. Thus, educational philosophy is not merely developing learners based on their interests but there should a development of totality. This is supported by Boyd (2018) asserting that the most important role of progressivism is teaching the whole child. Which means to say, it is educating learners to be decent people of the society and not just good learners. Thus, progressivism responds to the need of the society since it can produce individuals who can make change.

Furthermore, in this present day we cannot deny the fact that we are facing a very hard problem inside the classroom. That is to catch the attention of the students and to have an interactive and active learning process. According to the article published by Weimer (2014) Nearly all educators are faced every day with the truth that learners’ awareness meanders in class “they can be spotted nodding off, asleep, staring absently at some point other than the front of the room, texting, or doing on something for another class.” This is the reality that sometimes cannot be handled by the teacher. Thus, educators should have the initiative to enhance students’ responsiveness and concentration and to actively engage them in the learning process by utilizing a wide range of instructional methods. Hence, progressivism is a vital factor in conducting and implementing instructions in teaching since it can provide collaborative work and other hands-on activities that would trigger students’ attentiveness in learning.


I have mentioned several reasons and evidences that will explain how progressive philosophy best suits in education. It is beneficial nowadays since it can respond to the needs of the child and society and most importantly to their individual differences. It aims not for isolation but for an active learning process. Thus, it is more important than any other philosophies of education. However, this article is limited only to the situation of these days’ generation and the nature of the 21st century learners. Therefore, it may not be effective in different times. Moreover, even though I have mentioned number of supporting details on why and how progressive approach is the most effective among other philosophies there are still truths to be considered. One caveat is that this philosophy can be overwhelming that the mastery of the lesson will be forsaken. Then, teachers should always be there as their guide in acquiring knowledge. If teachers are the facilitators of learning in this paradigm, then there will be a possibility that learners will be overlooked. Thus, teachers should process things properly with accurateness and appropriateness to avoid wrong acquisition.


          In conclusion, there is no best philosophy that can drive teachers to a powerful teaching. A powerful teaching is bound with the capacity of the teachers to adjust to every situation, ideal vision for their students, advocacy for change, and efficiency and effective implementation of the desired instruction.  More so, educational philosophies are our principles that serve as our guide to achieve powerful teaching in ruling education. Hence, they can also be used in eclectic manner. They are not the propositions in a debate where we defend its one side to win or to be used to boast oneself although it can grapple our minds and help us reflect on our profession.


Teaching entails hard work commitment from people who have the passion to cultivate young minds. It requires grit in molding them into someone they dreamt of or something great in the future. Truly, it demands time, hard work, and passion. There will be sleepless nights, skipped meals, sweats, and sacrifices. But there is one common question by all. Can a salary pay all of them? Teaching is a choice, and I chose it. Well, I guess the reasons why teachers stay to educate will always boil down to the principle of teachers. It can also be based on the personality of a teacher where their advocacy to train learners, promises to someone like parents or relatives, and personal goal for development or self-improvement are the roots. No matter what the reason of the teachers is, they cannot go away from the fact that teaching is for the development of the students. Hence, preparing them for the big stage play of their life.

          Progressive educational philosophy has deep roots. In the article written by Kennedy (2019) stating that even progressive education is used in this generation it was in fact reflected in the works of an American philosopher and educator who started the progressive education movement with his influential writings, John Dewey (Oct. 20, 1859–June 1, 1952). Based from Dewey’s work, he argued that teaching should not simply require producing students who learn mindless knowledge that they would be soon unable to remember. Hence, education should not solely base on rote memorization. There should be an activity where involvement of the learners is included. With this, they can easily recall the learned facts through memoirs and recollecting the concepts from their experiences.

However, this opposes the idea of an essentialist educational philosophy advocate. According to William Bagley (as cited in Lynch, 2016) essentialist education was not intended to revolutionize society but to conserve it. Thus, he intends to say that basic knowledge which is essential for the learner should be passed down to the next generation. This will also conclude that teachers should have the full grasp of the knowledge which is being taught or else it will alter the supposed to be learned facts and skills. It is very crucial for today’s learners to be implanted with information which may seem to be old that may also turn out to be boring for them. It is good that teachers will educate learners basic skills but considering that there will be an increase development of the intellectual capacity of the students most especially they are so much exposed to technology or abrasive environment, basic skills and knowledge will not be enough. Therefore, still progressive education is needed to respond to the changing society. So, if I will give my students a computer to manipulate on, then there will be a higher chance that they will not get bored. Thus, giving them more time to enjoy and at the same time to learn so they will love learning.

Moreover, essential education focuses also on lectures and assessments where learners are expected to take down notes and be prepared for quizzes or worksheets (Lynch, 2016). Hence, it would be hard for the students to live with this kind of learning since they will just sit and listen from the teacher who is the dispenser of knowledge. Which means, other intelligence of the learners cannot be tapped. Yet, it is better to consider the feelings, beliefs, and interests of a learner in order to achieve satisfaction and life-long learning.


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This essay reveals the theories, articles, studies, and insights of the author which supports the claim that progressive educational philosophy best suits the Philippine educational system in the 21st century.

Teaching is one of the noblest professions in the world. It sounds so overwhelming, but you can ask, “why do I teach?” When you will ask educators on how and why they became teachers expect varied answers. Their decision can be solicited from people who brought big impact in their lives and past experiences that could be pleasant or disappointments that marked in their minds. Moreover, all these reasons that can be personal or societal will become explanations the moment they started teaching. Personally, I can attest that every teacher should have known the phenomenon which cannot be prevented to occur inside a learning environment and should have been set in preparation for obstructions and difficulties. This naturally occurring factor is the educational philosophy of a teacher. This explains what, why, how educators teach and hold on firmly in their profession.

There are different philosophies that have been the source of instructions around the world and that brought about various arguments and wrestle the minds of the teachers. Which one is the best? Which philosophy can address the needs of the society? How can it speak to the different interests of the learners?

In today’s world, we are dealing with very diverse individuals who are waiting to be taught, molded, and guided. These people came from different orientations and brand-new generation that is unique and bewildering. Therefore, appropriateness of educational philosophy to be applied in teaching should be highly centered. According to the National Council for the Social Studies (n.d.), stated that “social studies teaching and learning are powerful when they are meaningful, integrative, value-based, challenging, and active”.

To achieve this, “a belief that individuality, progress, and change are fundamental to one’s education” should arise (Theodore, n.d.). This is the idea of progressive education.  In this paper, you will first find out the reasons why progressive best suits in the instructions of the teachers. Then, you will know its contributions to the learners. Finally, it explains how progressive education can be implemented in the teaching and learning process of education.


You hurt me, yes, it hurts

I cried to tears and burst

But finally, thank God, it is over

Yet, I think it’s now or never

I lose myself and barely breathing

You dump me yet I keep on thinking

I want to go away from you

I want to forget you

But, I can’t

You keep on bustling in my mind

I don’t think I’m still fine

You are like a my favourite I can’t resist

Go away, I can’t

Leave me alone, but you won’t

I want to live peaceful

So, I’ll pay you

Thank you



Most of our Earth is made out of water

Not just the seas, but also the sky that contains water vapor

But do you know the cycle that waters after?

The cycle that makes them roam the Earth over and over

This is called Hydrological Cycle

And when followed, it can be viewed as a circle

It starts off by liquid evaporation

That ends up with a new element creation

The element made is gas

Don’t worry, this step is easy to surpass

All that’s happening is condensation

That forms these gases into the wall known cloud formation

But then it comes back to its liquid origination

Because rain, is now its new only option

We call this process precipitation

And it rains that make up our ocean

So now we find ourselves back at the start

Waiting for water, to again break apart

To break apart in molecules, as it turns into gas

And remember, this cycle is all water has

Created by Baughn


Temple of Leah and La Vie Parisienne  are the two of the most visited places in Visayas island. The history and services of the places give a scenic feeling to the tourists who happened to see the place.

The tour and exploration to my first and found to be amazing winery in the Philippines. The La Vie Parisienne  is the best in terms of their food and drinks services. Although we did take too long in the place, I still got to see and feel the beauty of the place.

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