Arthea  Arese  Sunico Quesada

Arthea Arese Sunico Quesada

Location: quezon city, philippines

About me

I have more than a decade of experience in the education sector, with different types of institutions and learners. I have worked in a Center for Children with Special Needs, an Alternative Learning Center, A Tutorial and Review center, private schools handling preschool, elementary, and high school students, online ESL institutions, as well as an online university. I taught students in preschool, elementary and high school, out of school youth, children with special needs, as well as Korean, Chinese, Japanese and adult students. I consider myself an advocate for learners with disabilities, as well as encouraging students to write and be part of their school paper.  


reading, writing, cooking, baking


research, proofreading, writing (academic, journalistic, literary)


The Philippine society has been plagued by false beliefs. One of them, making your job, your life, and always going the extra mile... for a job where you are replaceable.

Teachers in the Philippines, from both public and private schools are overworked. Apart from teaching duties, giving lessons, creating plans and exams, they are bombarded with administrative work, extra curricular work, "baby sitting" work, and all other things teachers had to endure since time immemorial. Still, they remain to be in one of the most underpaid professions.

Working beyond office hours, teachers literally spend at least 70 percent of their… >>>

As a career soft skill, people must always know how to assess themselves. Apart from knowing our strengths and weaknesses, we must know the impact we have on others, and always live by an ethical standards.

Knowing your abilities and limits will enable teachers like us to know which to skills to teach and which to work on, so that we can be better facilitators of learning. Sometimes, students may be better in some areas like technology. We must accept our weaknesses and improve on it. 

As teachers, students see us as role models. As such we must always keep… >>>

Discussion Comment

As a non-US educator, I am quite impressed by the laws passed on student rights, information and safety, particularly in higher education. As an outsider, I am troubled by recent mass shootings in basic education schools, and I wonder how students in HEI's are safeguarded. It is reassuring for educators like me to know that the government is highly involved in these issues. Such protection is important because students need to feel secure when entering an educational institution. 

Comment on Autumn Lopez's post: As a teacher, you submit yourself to an authority in the institution you chose to work in. You must believe in its mission and vision, as well as adhere to its rules and regulations, in Philippine private schools, particularly stated in the handbook. 

I love the concept of closing the loop. Basically, it summarizes what evaluation is all about.
We evaluate to improve:  student learning experiences and curriculum. It realigns focus on professional development, impacting both quality assurance and benchmarking as well as personnel decisions.
Multiple evaluations are effective means to ensure that all stakeholders are taken note of.
Closing the loop indeed shows that planning instruction, even in online education, is a never ending process of improvement.

Assessment is constant, its principles are the same whether you are teaching in the classroom or online.
I would like to quote that it is: something we do with and for our students, rather than to our students. This highlights the balance of formative and summative assessments, assuring that learning is occurring. Assessments should be planned to ensure its effectiveness. It should provide our students opportunities to enhance the learning process. Same as what has been done in our country as we adopted UBD, rubrics are the most effective tools that provide consistency and transparency. Lastly, innovative ideas like self-… >>>

My key takeaway in this module is the importance of being dynamic.
First, a syllabus, since it is important, should be dynamic: it should be designed in such a way that students can have access it. IT should be dynamic across time, as materials may be added, edited, or rearranged throughout the course. Lastly, it must be dynamic through responses to student comments.
After the syllabus, you need to create an online learning community and you must be dynamic here more than ever. Though interacting through content and resources, e-communities are primarily, groups of individuals INTERACTING. Students must establish a… >>>

The course framework is the guide in creating modules. Audience analysis is also vital in the creation of the module. Another important consideration is the creation of learning objectives. This will help students navigate the modules. Third consideration is module consistency, not just in face value, as well as the verbal and non verbal cues.
Creating a module is very important. This allows organization of course content, which would of course, benefit the students. Modules can be divided into weeks, one can also divide it by course content. Learning tools like videos, webpages, articles and other links can be put… >>>

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