This show was born out of the host’s desire to connect with other women who may need “someone to talk to” around every day life’s issues and challenges, from managing career and household, to inner productivity, relationships and other current hot topics. Currently the show showcases interviews from people who share their experiences, expertise or passion, talents and insights on a variety of topics, hence "Samu't Sari", meaning, anything and everything, or variety.
HOMESCHOOLING AND EDUCATING A CHILD WITH LEARNING NEEDS (Samut Sari Podcast with Judith Sibonga)
Watch this very inspiring episode!
How a loving mom, studied and learned to be a reading specialist, in order to support a child with dyslexia. This is also a story about how homeschooling became the most practical and optimum option for his education. Meet our guest for this Samu't Sari Podcast.
Judith Sibonga has been an Educator for 18 years now. She has taught people of all ages, from Nursery (classroom teaching) to adults (parenting and marriage enhancement). Her longest stint however was with the Family Farm Schools where she worked in different capacities – from Tutor to Module Development Specialist to Pedagogy Head to Executive Director of the Federation.
In 2016, she began homeschooling her son, Javi. In 2017, when Javi was confirmed dyslexic, she trained with the Dyslexia Training Institute based in San Diego, CA. This has now become her passion that in 2019, she began one-on-one teaching to other students who are not only dyslexic but who have other learning disabilities as well. Last year, when Javi was also diagnosed with ADHD and Dysgraphia, she took a course and earned a Certificate in Executive Function Coaching from the Connections in Mind Foundation in the UK.
Insights on Online Learning at University /College Level (Interview with Prof. Tina Parina)
What is it like teaching online at the university or college level? How are mature students coping with online learning at this level? We invited Prof Tina Parina of DLSU-Manila to share her thoughts and experiences of how their tertiary institution adapted to learning and teaching online.
A School Making a Difference in the Community (Interview with Mr Nito Gatus, HFS of Indang)
Holy Family School of Indang is a different kind of primary school, operating in a rural area or barangay in Indang, Cavite, Philippines. It is a non-stock, not for profit organisation that aims to uplift the standards of education for students from pre-kinder up to grade 6. It is a gem in a sea of jewels that deserve more recognition for the quality education it provides, giving opportunities for those living in the rural areas to have a better chance in education, through scholarship opportunities.
Recently the school also had to make some changes in its operations, and its curriculum brought about by COVID-19. The proved that they can still continue to provide the education through their brand of online learning.
Get to know how they did it through my interview with the School's Chairman of the Board of Directors, and School Administrator, Mr Nito Gatus.
STARTING YOUNG IN ONLINE BUSINESS (Interview with Jessarene Payongayong)
Most young people are still confused about where they want to go in life and how they can achieve their goals and dreams. However, talking to Jessarene we found out how determined she is, how driven, how very hopeful for her future and thinking about how to help her family with her online business. Now doing team leader roles, training and assisting other online business owners and partners, Jessarene believes that anyone can do this, anyone can be an entrepreneur and can lead teams even at a young age. How inspirational is she! Hopeful that other young people find the courage to pursue their dreams as well and they can start small, just start somewhere and start now.
Never Turning Back: Finding Fulfillment in a Business One Loves (A VA to Business Woman Story)
Who would have thought that LinkedIn would pave the way for me to meet this amazing lady Chloe Bright. She started as a VA (Virtual Assistant), and how she transformed her career into making it a business now with a small team. She has the best of both worlds, she says. She has come a long way and hopes to inspire other women that they too could dream, achieve and make it a reality.
School update: How Little Kids Cope with Learning and COVID-19
Almost 2 years of online learning during COVID-19 changed the way schools and even early childhood education centres all over the world conducted their programs to fit into the “new normal.” Even little kids are not excempt from the effects of COVID-19 and how they behaved in the school, interacted with their classmates and even the activities had to change. The teaching style and programs had to change as well.
We invited Ms Raquel Chan, an early childhood educator back in the show to discuss the current situation in kindergarten, especially in her learning centre to update us on how things have changed or what is happening given that intermittent lockdowns are still happening to date.