The students here are extremely well behaved and respond to everything the teacher prompts them to do. They even answer rhetorical questions! I wonder how many teachers here at Mary Help of Christians would fare if placed in front of a rowdy American classroom. At my school, even honors classes can get somewhat loud and rambunctious if left unchecked, and group work can turn into a mess if proper routines have not been established. I am curious to speak to Techie about her experiences teaching while in the U.S.
A lot of the techniques that have been drilled into us as American educators are present here in Filipino classrooms. They use group work, UbD, exit tickets, inquiry based learning, and various other "American" teaching styles in their classrooms. I didn't expect to see such amazing teaching as I have the past few weeks!