LET Review Approach Method Strategy Technique

LET Review: Approach, Method, Strategy, and Technique – Prof Ed

What is the difference of approach, strategy, method, and technique?

Let’s discuss the nature of each topic, and how they differ from each other. Under the Principles of Teaching subject, this LET Review note presents the following: nature, situational examples, sample questions, and other references.

Nature of Approach, Method, Strategy, and Technique

Teaching Approach

Teaching approach pertains to ideas. These ideas can be a set of philosophies, principles, or beliefs in learning and teaching. They are deemed very important as they serve as the foundation of the classroom teaching in general. It often defines what kind of educator he or she will be.

Some of the examples of teaching approaches are the following: teacher-centered, subject-matter centered, teacher-dominated, banking approach, guided approach, learner-centered, interactive, and collaborative approach.

Teaching Method

Once the course objectives are set, the teacher then decides on a plan on how to achieve the goals. Teaching method pertains to the systematic  way of accomplishing the tasks in general.

Some of the examples of teaching method are the following: direct method, lecture method, demonstration method, or group methods.

Teaching Strategy

In every lesson plan, there is a certain procedure that needs to be followed to accomplish the introduced tasks. In order to do this, the teacher chooses the best teaching strategy for a particular goal.

Some of the examples of teaching strategies are the following: inquiry-based strategy, differentiated instructions strategy, and cooperative learning strategy.

Teaching Technique

After defining the methods, the teacher needs to decide on how to complete specific tasks. Teaching technique, hence, is used to showcase the well-defined procedures and the personal style of the teacher to carry out a specific method and strategy.

Situational Example for Approach, Strategy, Method, and Technique

Background: Elementary teacher for Grade 6 students

Teacher Anna believes that every student needs to be adaptable to new people and environment. She is guided by collaborative approach.

Hence, she has chosen to use group demonstration methods to achieve her lesson objectives. She assigned groups with six members each, and each group needs to propose a new project based on on the problem.

Before proceeding to a group demonstration, the students need to brainstorm and evaluate the issues using the think-pair-share strategy .

While the activity is ongoing, she uses cards to facilitate the activity. The card technique has been useful to provide hints, feedback, and props to the students.

Sample Questions

1. Which among the following refers to the personal style of the teacher that aids simple tasks in the classroom?
a. teaching approach
b. teaching method
c. teaching strategy
d. teaching technique

2. Jeff, a secondary educator, needs to decide on how to attain the objectives of the course. What should he focus on?
a. teaching approach
b. teaching method
c. teaching strategy
d. teaching technique

3. The principal said that Jeff got poor evaluations from the students for being too dominating in the classroom. He         believed that the source of knowledge must be the teacher. What should he do to improve the situation?
a. Change his teaching approach to learner-centered.
b. Consider direct method in fulfilling the objectives of the tasks.
c. Replace the strategies from group method to individual tasks.
d. Use graphic organizer and powerpoint presentations in the classroom to engage the students.

Answers

1. A. Teaching technique

Explanation:  Teaching approach pertains to ideas. These ideas can be a set of philosophies, principles, or beliefs on learning and teaching.

2. B. Teaching method

Explanation: Teaching method pertains to the systematic or procedural way of accomplishing the tasks.

3. C. Change his teaching approach to learner-centered. 

Explanation: The question states “too dominating” and “believed that the source of knowledge must be the teacher”. Therefore, there is an issue with the approach of the teacher as it’s teacher-centered.

Other References

Please note that the references below are only suggestions. They are not directly related to our team. Kindly read them carefully to avoid any confusions. Click the title to be redirected to the website.

  1. Methods and Teaching Stragies Used by Teacher Education Faculty Members…
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  3. Teaching Approach, Strategy, and Method…

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PRC LET APPLICATION Requirements and Online application guide

PRC LET Application: Requirements and Online Registration Guide

Congratulations! You’re on your way of becoming a professional teacher. Let’s make your journey official by starting off with the first and most important phase of the process – registration. 

Although the steps have been the same from the previous years, there’s no harm in reviewing the requirements and online registration guide for PRC LET Application 2019. It can save you from missing requirements, possible issues, and unwanted woes. LET takers of the past years had several reactions regarding the whole process. Some find it quite daunting while others proclaim it to be hassle-free. You may have a totally unique experience too.
This inconsistency urges you to acquire full awareness of the process. We also provided you some tips at the last section of the article. But before the “friendly” reminders, let’s take a look at the requirements.

Requirements

Kindly secure the following:

  • NSO (PSA) Birth Certificate. Just in case you need to get a copy of your birth certificate, you may get it from SM Business Center too. It will take 4-6 business days for claiming.
  • NSO (PSA) Marriage Contract for female married applicants. This is a must. There are some applicants I knew who had problems registering because they forgot to bring their marriage contract.
  • Graduate of BSEED (for elementary teachers) and BSED with major and minor degrees (for secondary teachers). For secondary teachers, a bachelor’s degree with at least 18 units of education is required.
  • Transcript of Records with scanned picture and Remarks “For Board Examination Purposes” (First Timer & Repeater). Coordinate with your school for the fast release of TOR. For those who just completed 18 units, request for a TOR asap to avoid any delays.
  • Payment of 900php. You may want to bring additional allowance for unexpected expenses like photocopy, documentary stamp, and others once you’re in PRC.
  • Printed Appointment Schedule. Obtain this after a successful registration at PRC.

Online Registration

Follow these steps for online registration:

  1. Visit https://online.prc.gov.ph/. On the left side, you will see the services offered by LERIS (Licensure Examination and Registration Information System). Please note that you can use this account not only for exam application but also for renewal of license (soon).
  2. On the right side, click register for new accounts. Fill-out basic information such as name, birthdate, e-mail address, and password.  If your name has a suffix such as JR, do not forget to put it to avoid any problems in the future.
  3. Once successful, log-in and complete the details required such as contact information, mother’s name, employment, and other details.
  4. Prepare a soft copy of 2×2 ID picture. Applicants must wear a professional attire with collar with white background.  Choose a decent photo as this will be used on your license soon.

    PRC LET 2019: Application and Online Registration Guide - sample photo
    Photo requirements for online application
  5. After uploading the image, enter the details such as the type of examination (professional teacher), examination type (first-timer or repeater), date and place of examination, LET level, school, and year graduated. For 18 unit earners, kindly put the year of graduation for bachelor’s degree.

    PRC LET 2019: Application and Online Registration Guide - examination application
    Online application filling out of requirements
  6. You will be redirected to the appointment schedule tab. Choose the branch and make sure there is a slot. Take note of the date of the schedule. Click proceed.

    PRC LET 2019: Application and Online Registration Guide - Appointment Schedule
    Appointment Schedule for Online Registration
  7. Choose the payment method. Your options include: PRC Cashier, Landbank ATM Cards, GCash, Bancnet Members, and UCPB over-the-counter channel.  

    PRC LET 2019: Application and Online Registration Guide - Payment Options
    Payment Options for Online Registration
  8. Click proceed and you will be given a reference number to be used for payment. Please note that the posting of payment takes 2-3 banking days. Be sure to pay it immediately or 4 days before the schedule of appointment to avoid any inconvenience in the future.

    PRC LET 2019: Application and Online Registration Guide - UCBP over the counter
    UCPB Payment Channel Option

Other tips:

  1. Always bring a pen and a pencil with you.
  2. If you have documentary stamps available at home, bring them. In 2014, we were asked to buy a documentary stamp. I’m not certain if this is still  applicable but there’s no harm in trying.
  3. Make sure to bring enough (or probably more than needed) photocopies of your requirements and valid ID. It’s inconvenient to go out just to find out that you’re missing any document.
  4. Bring food, water, books, power bank, and other stuff to entertain you. The queue might be long but this depends on the branch.
  5. Smile and be friends with other future teachers. Honestly, I met some wonderful friends while waiting in the line. We discussed various topics on teaching, reviewing, and others. This was my favorite part.

After registering, what should I do next?

Regardless if you’re finished with the registration, you have to start early doing the next step – REVIEWING.This is written on a separate post with tips and online practice test. Click here to read Tips to Pass LET: Self-review Guide.

All the best on your journey, future educators! 

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Professional Education Practice Test-50 questions

This Professional Education Practice Test is for future teachers who are preparing for their LET Board Exam.

The questions in this Professional Education Practice Test are situational so that teachers will get familiar to the structure.

Alternatively, you can find more practice questions here.

It is noteworthy to remember that this file is just a sample practice test.  You may want to visit PRC for more reliable resources.

 

tips to pass LET self-review guide

Tips to Pass LET: Self-review Guide

If you want to pass LET, you have three points to put on your checklist: schedule, strategy, and support groups. Even if self-review is your choice, you can succeed in your journey in your first take!

This is based on my experience, and I sincerely hope this LET self-review guide boosts your confidence in becoming a professional teacher.

Why did I decide to do a self-review? The main reason for that was TIME. I had a full-time job from Mondays to Fridays with a shift of 5 AM until 2 PM everyday. I was too exhausted to attend review centers every weekend. Even if I did it, I wasn’t certain if I could absorb all the ideas.

Read: Career Ideas for Aspiring Public School Teachers

Obviously, it wasn’t a smart choice since I wasn’t a BSED graduate. I completed 18, instead of 36, units of education in April 2014 and decided to take it in August of the same year. There were only 3-4 months left to review.

Right after completing the subjects, I decided to gather all my thoughts, organize my materials, and research on how to go about in my chosen path of reviewing on my own. I must admit I got anxious on the results, especially after the exam, and doubted if I could pass it or not.

After finally seeing my name as one of the passers, and getting an average of almost 85 that time, I felt that all my efforts paid off. 

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Oathtaking Ceremony for New Professional Teachers in 2014

Soon, you will be a licensed professional teacher too!

First tip to pass LET: Set a clear schedule for self-review

1. Allot 2-3 hours for studying alone. Morning, afternoon, or evening does not even matter as long as it is the best time for you. Now, you have to be consistent in your daily routine. For your other free time, you can spend it browsing online questions or attending group reviews.

Sample schedule: 5AM – 7AM (if you have a 10AM shift); 4PM-7PM (if your shift ends at 2PM – this was my schedule); 8PM-11PM (best for 5PM end of shift)

2. Divide your review phases in three stages: general education, professional education, and combination of two subjects.

For instance, you have three months to review. First month will be dedicated for general education subjects, second month will be for professional education, and the last month will be a combination of the two subjects.

Additional Information: The third phase may be used for majorship. This is applicable for secondary teachers. 

MWF: English, Filipino, and Sciences/ Teaching Profession, Social Dimensions of Education, Principles of Teaching
TTH: Mathematics, and Social Sciences/ Facilitating Learning, Assessment, and Developmental Reading

Don’t forget the checklist of the subjects covered. Click here to get an overview of the subjects.

3. Set your weekend as time to answer questions. Taking the board exam is not just about memorizing the information, but more on applying test and critical thinking skills. In your last phase of the review, spend more time answering questions from reviewers, or online quizzes. Don’t stop until you get a perfect score for the exam.

Tip: Make sure to set a time limit for every test. 10-15 minutes for every 25 questions, 15-30 minutes for every 50 questions, 30-60 minutes for every 100 questions, 45 minutes to 75 minutes for every 150 questions.

4. Relax when needed. There will be moments of feeling down. When you encounter these situations, pause and take a break. Watch a movie and be inspired.

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Actual answer sheets I used for practicing

Second tip to pass LET: Decide on a Smart Strategy for Self-Review

SMART pertains to Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-oriented. As an educator, you know this acronym very well. Why don’t you apply this in your self-review? What strategies did I use during my time of self-review?

1. Gather all possible references. We are fortunate enough to have our online resources but not all of them are reliable. What I did was to gather various online and printed resources for my review. The more, the merrier. You can ask your friends who passed LET to borrow some of their materials. There are trusted review centers who sell their materials although you’re not enrolled in their center. Don’t forget National Bookstore too.

2. Write as many notes as possible. Just like what we advise our students, writing notes helps us retain information instead of just listening to teachers. To pass LET, we need to keep journals and notes of what we have. You can put them on your wall and look at them from time to time.

3. Be creative in preparing materials. Be creative as possible. If you are fond of using cards, use cards. It totally depends on you.

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Some of my notes I used for reviewing. Be creative!

Third tip to pass LET: Find a Support Group

When one brain can do a lot, I cannot imagine how much we can achieve with two or more. Honestly, I assume that one of the reasons why others choose to enroll in a review center is to find a community for support in any possible way.

This is probably one of the most important tips anyone can have. In my case, I basically had three support groups.

1. Online support groups are free and available anytime. You can find many groups online that post questions on a daily basis. You are stuck in a traffic jam? Then open your Facebook and answer questions. Are you anxious about the review? Share your thoughts and they are willing to help you.

**You may join our Clopified group and post your own questions too. Click here. 
**Answer FREE ONLINE REVIEWERS on our website.

I. LET Reviewer Professional Education – 25 questions – Click here.

II. LET Reviewer Professional Education – 50 questions – Click here.

2. Enroll in a final coaching session. I enrolled for a final coaching session for the reason that I wanted to hear insights of others. It’s a good tip but you can skip this one especially if you don’t have much time anymore. They will basically give you tips that I can write on a separate blog post. Most of the tips I heard from the final coaching were the same I saw online.

Read: LET Review Center Options for final coaching sessions

3. Set a date with your previous classmates or friends. Sure, the best way to do it is to chat your friends and set up a review. I did it once and we tried to share one question each. It was fun, and a good way to relax from all the stress.

The tips shared above are applicable not only to people who chose self-review but for every LET taker. The review centers are there to help you but the best help you can get is from yourself.

What are you waiting for?

  • Set a schedule that is convenient to your current situation.
  • Decide on a smart strategy on how to go over the topics of the exam.
  • Find a support group, be it online or offline, as long as your purpose is the same.

Remember that we only have one goal and that is to pass LET and be a professional teacher.

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Oath of Professionals

Other Reminders:

Deadline of Filing: Waiting for PRC Announcement (Click here for the application process)
LET Exam Schedule: Waiting for PRC Announcement

PRACTICE. PRACTICE. PRACTICE.

I. LET Reviewer Professional Education – 25 questions – Click here.

II. LET Reviewer Professional Education – 50 questions – Click here.

Read: Career Ideas for Aspiring Public School Teachers

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LET Review Center Options

Is there such a thing as the best LET Review Center?

In choosing a LET Review center, one must not be swayed with advertisements or good branding alone. Instead of dwelling on the number of FB likes or viral posts, it is better to check the quality of a review center with the following:

  1. Number of topnotchers
  2. Passing rate of the attendees
  3. Quality and quantity of the materials
  4. Background  and achievement of the instructors
  5. Accessibility of the location and schedule
  6. Payment options (full payment, installment, reservation fee)
  7. Other activities such as mock test, final coaching and online review
  8. Recommendations of your friends, instructors, teachers, and other trusted references

Personally, I believe that the factors stated above must not compromise any of my daily activities such as work, convenience, personal budget, and time for self-review. For instance, if you live in Baguio, it might be unwise to travel to Manila every weekend just to attend the review sessions. When in fact, there are many review centers that might offer the same quality with the ones found in Metro Manila. 

While writing this post, I found out that a review center in Mindanao produced the highest number of topnotchers from the recent LET examination. (Wow!)

Don’t hesitate to conduct a research about your target center, and read the details below. After all, good reading skill is necessary for LET takers. 

Carl Balita Review Center (CBRC)
(produced 35 topnotchers in LET September 2018)

Registration Fee: P5,000-P8,000 (it offers bonus or discounts for group review options)
Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays
Address: 2nd Floor Carmen Building, 881 G. Tolentino St., Espana Ave. Sampaloc, Metro Manila (Main Branch only)
Other Branches: CBRC has many branches in Cavite, Las Pinas, and others.
Contact Information: +632 735 4098
Website: http://cbrc.carlbalita.com/
Facebook page: CBRC Facebook pages depend on the branch. Ex: CBRC Bulacan

CEVAS Review Center
(with topnotcher instructors accdg to their website)

Registration Fee: P4,500 (Early bird promo); P6,500 (Regular fee)
Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays
Address: CEVAS, 2nd Floor, STG Building, P Tuazon Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City (In front of SM Cubao. Above UCPB. Beside Spark Mall)
Other Branches: Makati, Cebu, Alabang, Laguna
Contact Information: (02) 463-5298/ (0908) 886-0988/ admin@cevascorporation.com (for all branches)
Website: https://www.cevasphilippines.com/let-review-teachers
Facebook page: CEVAS Philippines. Click here

Falculan Twins Review Centers
(produced 56 topnotchers in LET September 2018)

Registration Fee: P1,000 reservation fee
Schedule: Depends on the branch; They also have a scheduled test or orientation for those interested in LET review. 
Address: 3rd floor of Nicole’s 22nd Strip Building, Apokon Road, Tagum City
Branches: Davao, Digos, Montevista
Contact Information: 0909-631-2533/ 0977-219-2737/ 0912 381 4061
Website: Facebook page only
Facebook page: Falculan Twins Review Centers formerly known as Brainspeed LET Review Center. Click here

Manila Review Institute Inc.
(established in 1974)

Registration Fee: P6,720 (total fee); P2,800 (reservation fee); with early bird promo, discounts for honor graduates
Schedule: Saturdays
Address: 3/F Consuelo Building, 929 Nicanor Reyes St. (formerly Morayta), Manila
Contact Information: 735 0112/ 736-MRII (6744)/inquiry@manilareviewinstitute.com
Website: http://www.manilareviewinstitute.com/other-courses/licensure-examination-for-teachers-let
Facebook page: Manila Review Institute Inc. Click here

MET Review Center
(established in 2002)

Registration Fee: P6,500 – P7,500
Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays
Address: 4/F Paseo Del Colegio Building R. Papa St. cor. S.H. Loyola Street. Sampaloc Manila
Other Branch: RM 301 CDC Bldg 2. Jakosalem Cor. Colon St. Cebu City
Contact Information: 736-25-75/ +63995-559-5480/ met_review@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.metreview.com.ph/
Facebook page: MET Review Center. Click here

MindGym Philippines
(with online review and 2 topnotchers from LET September 2018 as of Dec. 10)

Registration Fee: P8,500 (All-in LET Coaching); P5,000 (LET Review plus Coaching)
Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays (center opens from Wed – Sunday/ 9AM-6PM)
Address: 219 J. P. Rizal Street, Project 4, Quezon City, 1109 Philippines
Contact Information: 986-09-44/ 0939-899-9989/ 0927-003-9333
Website: https://www.mindgymphilippines.com/
Facebook page: MindGym Philippines. Click here

National Teachers College
(with instructors as instructors)

Registration Fee: P5,000 (for NTC students)/ P7,000 (for non-NTC students)
Schedule: Saturdays
Address: 629 J. Nepomuceno Street, Quiapo, Manila, Philippines
Contact Information: 734-5601 up to 12/ webmaster@ntc.edu.ph
Website: https://www.ntc.edu.ph/
Facebook page: NTC LET Review. Click here.

Philippine Normal University (PNU) Review Center
(top 4 in ranking for best school performance in LET elementary level)

Registration Fee: P6,500 (no refund and inclusive of materials)
Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays
Address: 104, Taft Ave, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila (near LRT 1 United Nations Station)
Contact Information: (02) 317 1768 loc. 759
Website: pbdo@pnu.edu.ph
Facebook page: Philippine Normal University Click here

St. Louis Review Center
(established in 1989)

Registration Fee: P8,600 (for first taker, installment basis, reservation fee of P1,500 only)
Schedule: Weekdays and/or Weekends
Address: Rm 507 Don Lorenzo Building, P. Paredes Street, Sampaloc, Manila, 1008 Metro Manila
Other Branches: They have branches nationwide. Click their website for more information.
Contact Information: (02) 559 5659
Website: http://stlouisreviewcenter.com/
Facebook page: St. Louis Review Center Manila. Click here

Top Rank Academy
(established in 2013)

Registration Fee: P7,500 (for first takers); P6,500 (retaker) with discounts and early bird promo
Schedule: Depends on the branch
Address: Don Lorenzo Building, 5th floor, 889 P. Paredes St, Manila, 1015 Metro Manila
Other Branches: Marikina, Quezon City, Baguio, Bicol, and others.
Contact Information: (02) 501-0636 / (02) 714-8981/ 0906-502-3247
Website: http://www.toprankacademy.com/
Facebook page: Top Rank Academy. Click here

To future professional teachers,

This post does not claim that enrolling in a review center is the best option to obtain a license. In fact, some topnotchers described how they did self-review. But if working with a group works better for you, do not hesitate to go back to the details of this post.

There are many online options for free questions to help you. Attitude, consistency, and determination are the keys of a LET passer.

We, Clopified, will share free files and questions to help you. As of the moment, if you have anything else to add or update, please participate in our discussion on the website, or Facebook page Clopified

All the best!

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