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We are all teachers

A few posts back I talked about certain events that led to my demise as a geek, thus closing some doors, albeit temporarily, to my fabulous musical career.

I will share a little bit more about my personal life zeroing in on my passion as an educator, as people have wondered why I never took a communications or arts course in college. I graduated college with a course in Development Education, sort of like a mix between development studies and a full-fledged education course. It was a course designed to train you with skills in the craft of teaching, the psychology of learning, andragogy (‘how adults learn’) and a little bit of organizational development.

I always believed that a college course should equip you with a particular set of skills which you cannot learn in your field of choice. There are exceptions to this insight if you plan to pursue a career in medicine, law, engineering or architecture. I said yes to the School of Education because I felt that I would never be able to learn developmental psychology in the publishing industry or working in an ad agency.

We are all teachers, despite our different professions. The art of teaching anything to anyone encompasses all job descriptions and becomes innate in us as human beings. I basically wanted to learn how to do this well.

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Today marks my second year in the online media industry. It has been exactly two years since I replied to that fateful email sent by Duncan Riley on starting a blog network project, which is now known as b5media Inc. I have met so many wonderful people from all parts of the globe, have spoken in several conferences back home, and continue to be passionate with my work in new media. I am learning from the best, and educating the local industry on the benefits of new media.

Now that you’ve read this post, watch this. Thanks Jason.

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Showing little Aidan why Macs are better than PCs

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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