The Brand of Teaching

How can we describe a good teacher or a good professor?

By LEE, HILLARY IVANNA MOLATO

In the Norm: Teacher- comes in class-check attendance-lectures-quiz-dismissal.

In the old times did you know that the idea of selling water particularly in water bottles people thought that it was a silly idea? Which we can now find sold all over the world by groceries, convenience stores or street vendors! That unique idea at first sounded silly, crazy, weird and/but unique but now it evolved to be worldwide; never the less, it has a particular classification which we call brands! (Ex. Summit, Cystal Clear, Aqua Fina, Absolute etc.)

Our professor, Prof. Rom Cumagun introduced to us a different approach in teaching which he calls “Blogosphere.” It sounded unique, but most of us, his students, weren’t interested about it; because we were taught by the “Norm,” we accepted the traditional way of teaching where we can learn and get our grades from.
Like no other professor, we broke the ice by asking him what his real objective in teaching is. Why is he not giving lectures from a book? Why is he discussing about blogging? At first, we didn’t understand, but one phrase he said that inspired me was: “I have a big dream that someday, YOU, as advertising students, might someday become leaders” which led to an answer to those questions of ours. He wanted us to be authors, not to be readers. He has this big vision for us that someday we will be discovered by our unique ideas like Albert Einstein, Galileo Galilei, William Gilbert a.k.a. to be Leaders, Celebrities, Known Names in the Industry!

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His approach of teaching was like this…

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As an advertising student, he introduced his own brand as a professor which makes him one of a kind. He is not like any other professor who just teaches but requires us to interact with people through blogging, not in a traditional way of teaching, but by applying our major in a practical way! He, I would say, should be called our personal trainer, because he exercises us our major in advertising by blogging.

Our Believer, Trainer and Professor sir I respect your approach in teaching. It may be unique but that uniqueness might lead us someday to be successful professionals in our field. Thank you.

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Observing Movie Making at UST

Published a page about NS102 – 3AD-6

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How come Sunset is Red?

by Kristen Anne Uy, 3AD-7

The sunset shines upon the ground,

With people standing, staring, astound,

The colors soaking into them,

The art evoking heart in them.

I find them very pretty

I watch them glisten upon my city

But I always see myself ponder in bed

Why oh why are they color red

When the time has come for sun to veer

The sunlight goes through more of the atmosphere

Light scatters and only shades of red pass our eyes so clear

And that learning, I will share to my peers

 

Authors Note: Since I will not be joining the creative writing workshop of the varsitarian, I created this short poem to comply with Sir Cumagun’s requirement. 🙂