Q: What is your view regarding teaching?
A: If you feel that you have what it takes to teach, grab it. Teaching is a gift. It is a gift of sharing. When shared with others, it does not diminish, but multiplies tenfold instead, more than you'll ever know.
Q: As an educator, what is your philosophy?
A: My philosophy in teaching has changed over the years. As a migrant educator, my philosophy is now tied to the migrant work context I am in. As such, I believe in borderless education that does not recognize differences between and among races, cultures, nationalities and genders. I believe that education should be had regardless of one's orientation and that education can be provided by anyone regardless of color, race and gender.
Q: What are your strategies, pedagogies, and approaches in dealing with diverse 21st century students?
A: To cope with the 21st-century demands on one's teaching, I actively engage in flipped learning. That is, to be competitive, I need to exhaust the available resources that my students are exposed to. Times have changed. How I learned during my time as a student is no longer applicable at all times. By engaging in flipped learning, I actively use new media/ technology because they offer teachers an advantage not only in presenting a lesson but also in digging information that's just within the fingertips.
Q: What makes a global teacher?
A: A global teacher is one who cares to educate anyone regardless of race, culture, gender, nationality, and other border differences.
Q: What are the skills, knowledge, and values Filipino teachers must have when they go abroad?
A: Going abroad to teach requires confronting one's self with socio-cultural issues. It means having a solid understanding of and deep appreciation for the need to help other people get educated regardless of social, cultural, political, and economic differences. One has to go beyond who he/ she is as a Filipino because in reality, and as what my personal tagline is as stated in my site, teaching should know no barriers.