UEC Philippines is a unique English program that helps young aspiring Filipino authors achieve their dreams of becoming a published writer. 

As a writer myself, I think it’s a great opportunity for kids to learn all about the writing process at a young age. And I love how creative and fun UEC is making it for them. 

Truth is, UEC Philippines is more than your ordinary English program. 

Their goal is to help more children find their love for creating stories of their own. 

What is UEC Philippines? 

Unique English Classroom (UEC Philippines) is a unique way for kids to learn all about the English language.

Their outside-the-box approach ensures highly-interactive and fun ways of teaching and learning reading, writing, and comprehension.

The program combines the best strategies and practices from traditional teaching methods and updated approaches. 

Each level of the program comes with its own workbook that kids can use as they progress except in Kids Can Read, where the creative educator (teacher) reads a book to everyone which inspires them to do art, interactive games, and more. It also assures your children’s mastery of the language in preparation for achieving their dreams of becoming a successful author.

The Four Levels of Language Mastery According to UEC Philippines 

Unique English Classroom is focused on nurturing your child’s interest in the English language, specifically in reading and writing.

Because of this, they have developed different levels in the program that will help nurture your child’s curiosity and match it with their current abilities. 

Learning through Stories with Kids Can Read 

This is the program’s basic level. It’s a fun-filled and engaging program where kids get to learn to love reading through phonics and storytelling. It is like a play group based on one book per month. Kindly rephrase.

This level highlights the creativity and sparks children’s imagination through drama and acting.

For the advanced level books in KCR, kids get to share their stories, play a role, and act it out. The participation required in the storytelling helps strengthen their vocabulary, expression, and comprehension as well.

Listening, Speaking, and Constructing Sentences through Alphabet Learners 

Alphabet Learners is the second level in the UEC program.

Creative Educators or UEC teachers help kids improve their vocabulary and strengthen reading comprehension and learn how to identify things around them through various stories and the Alpha Learners Workbook.

Through the program, children develop cognitive abilities through understanding letters, numbers and stories.

They also get to improve their comprehension of the functions of daily activities. This helps them get better at constructing sentences and writing them in the proper order.

It also helps children talk and express themselves better and improve their language concepts.

Learning to love English Rules and Grammar with Alpha Authors 

This level helps children visualize and create their own stories by listening to others.

The stories featured in this level were penned by young authors aged 10 to 16. It also includes poetry, drama, and writing and encourages kids to write their own. It encourages kids to create stories, develop characters and imagine scenarios. It’s basically writing and storytelling 101 for young authors.

Alpha Authors also enable students to focus on imagery,  describing people, places, and events.

Imagery helps readers get a mental picture of what’s going on in the scene you’re writing. It’s a sensory detail that helps bring the readers to the world you are building as a writer.

It’s a valuable skill for any writer because it helps you connect with the reader and makes the story come alive.

Fulfilling the Dream as a Writer with AWIS 

Aspiring Writers and Illustrators Scheme (AWIS) is a highly sought-after program created and developed for children who wish to write their own stories.

The focus of this level is to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and writing skills.

It also helps children construct coherent sentence structures that focus on the story’s imagery. 

But most importantly, children learn how to develop creativity, logical reasoning, and sequencing. These are the skills children need to achieve their dream of becoming successful, young authors and creating their future bestsellers. What makes it unique is the stories they create. It encourages them transform their stories into something tangible.

Why Reading Comprehension is More Important Than Ever 

If you’ve been one of my followers for the past years, you’d know how passionate I am when it comes to Zeeka’s learning.

I want her to do great in life, like every parent out there. That’s why I’ve been looking for different ways for her to learn habits that will ensure her love for learning.

And as you know, I believe that learning goes beyond the borders of the classroom. That’s how I got started with different ventures like Manila Workshops.

That’s why it saddens me to hear that the Philippines ranked lowest among 79 countries when it came to reading comprehension.

According to the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the Philippines had an average reading score of 340. This is 200 points below that of China, which scored highest, and 100 points lower than the overall average point of 487.

The Philippines also ranked second to the lowest in Mathematics and Science.

The most alarming part of all is that the scores were based on 15-year old students. 

It is indeed sad because if we want our country to evolve and grow, we would need thinkers and doers. We need young people who have a strong vision of the future and concrete steps on how to get there.

It’s alarming for me as a parent and business owner.

It worries me because we are technically training the kids of today to be future leaders.

So if we’re getting these kinds of low results in our current system, how are we supposed to expect better, brighter days for those who are next?

Start a Movement through Boosting Reading Comprehension Levels in the Youth 

UEC Philippines understands the need for helping our children do better for their future.

They believe that every child has a story to tell. And every kid should be given the right to dream and express themselves through their own stories.

Unique English Classroom has a vision of breaking the boundaries of education by becoming a premier creative educational portal.

By empowering the creative process and becoming a platform where children’s voices are heard, they help build the child’s confidence.

UEC Philippines focuses on its G.R.E.A.T. core values.

Creative Educators or UEC teachers teach their students a different kind of English program where they learn gratitude every day.

They also continue to listen and connect with people, focusing on making them feel relevant and boost their self-esteem. 

They conduct themselves in the highest level of ethics to preserve unity, peace, and harmony among peers and the community.

They also value accountability and ensure that each member of the organization stays true to their word and actions.

And last but not least, they teach kids the importance of tenacity and determination so they could be successful in the classroom and in real life.

Let us help build and prepare a better future for our children through the love of learning!

Be a UEC Philippines partner today! For franchising inquiries or more information, visit their website here.

I remember going to a parent-teachers meeting in Zeeka’s school. They asked us, parents, what our parenting objectives are. My husband and I shared that we want Zeeka to be an independent and confident adult in the future, capable of making her own decisions. We want her to learn and eventually exhibit the values that we believe in.

I think every parent wants to raise independent learners. I know we want our kids to grow and thrive so they could live the life they want.

The demand for problem-solving and critical thinking skills are much higher today than it was before. Because of new discoveries and innovations in technology, new businesses and careers are required to fill the gap. That’s why I try to give Zeeka as much support and opportunities as I can while she’s growing up.

So I did a quick research to know what skills and traits one should have to be called an independent learner and here’s what I found.

Characteristics of an Independent Learner

– Independent learners are naturally curious and explorative of their surroundings. They love learning from different angles and approaches
– Independent learners are motivated by personal goals they set for themselves.
– Independent learners know how to evaluate themselves fairly.
– Independent learners are responsible and remain accountable for their tasks. They also do it out of need without anyone telling them what to do.
– Independent learners are critical thinkers who examine possibilities and come up with multiple solutions to a problem
– Independent learners also have an uncanny way of learning. They read, visualize, or kinaesthetically instruct themselves and require little or no instructions from adults.
– Independent learners are also persistent. They don’t give up easily even if the tasks seem impossible.

So how do we raise our kids to be independent learners? Here are some tips

1. Build their confidence.

Self-esteem is a characteristic of an independent learner that you can nurture through acceptance, support, and love.

As parents, you need to recognize your kid’s talents and give praise when it is due. But be sure to be realistic with the praise and not let it get to their heads.

It’s also important to let them know it’s ok to be silly at times and not to take yourself too seriously.

Let kids experience failure so they know it’s part of the process. Kids need to understand that every mistake can be turned into an opportunity to learn from. What’s important is how they are willing to adapt and make necessary changes to correct their mistakes.

2. Create opportunities for independence.

I have the tendency to look at my little girl as if she’s always going to be my baby. I guess that’s just normal for every parent.

I mean, kids do grow up too fast. And I’m also so lucky to get to witness Zeeka grow up before my eyes.

But I also know that I won’t always be there to help her. So I try as much as I could to present her with opportunities where she can learn on her own.

I give her small tasks at home that she can do by herself, like packing her toys away or choosing what to wear for the day. I also ask her to help around the house. Even if we have a helper, I let her set up our table when it’s time to eat. I also require her to eat by herself.

These might menial, but it helps strengthen her motor skills and build her character. It also makes her aware of what responsibilities are and gives her a sense of accomplishment every time she completes a task.

3. Nurture your child’s interests and help them set realistic goals.

My little Zeeka is quite a performer. She can be shy and timid at first, but when she gets her groove on she can be such a ball of energy.

She loves being in front of the camera. She even told me she wanted to have her own talk show someday, like Ellen.

Here she is doing her version of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.

Here she is looking so kikay when we visited Lady Kitty’s house at Sanrio Puro Land.

That’s why I look for different events and workshops where she can showcase her talents. Last summer, I enrolled her in a dance camp for kids and she absolutely loved it! She even has her own Youtube channel where she gets to talk about her toys, makeup, and other things she loves.

Check out her KinderJoy Egg Surprise Review here:

4. Don’t interrupt.

Kids learn things best when they figure it out on their own. Sometimes, their methods may not be what we expect. And as adults, we also need to let them be and learn how to deal with it.

Case in point.

If kids ask for opportunities to help or work on their own, don’t interrupt. But make sure to be there when they need some guidance. Don’t dismiss them or ignore them when they have questions.

It also helps to have a “no spoon-feeding rule” at home. In case they can’t figure it out, you can point them in the right direction. What’s more important is their desire to give things a try.

5. Encourage the love of books and math.

Reading books introduce us to different concepts and ideas. And in turn, it also feeds our minds and makes us more creative. It also expands our vocabulary, improves our communication skills and our memory.

Reading also enriches our analytical skills and enhances our decision-making. It also stimulates our mental capacities and improves focus and concentration.

Much like reading, Mathematics is a mental exercise that helps develop critical thinking skills and independent learning. It is all about making connections and seeing patterns and builds our concrete and abstract thinking abilities.

Research shows that Mathematics trains the brains to see connections and build neural pathways that increase the brain’s power.

Here are some of the brain’s response when doing Maths according to Creation.com:

  • It creates the basis for systemic thinking
  • Develops analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Helps build critical sequencing skills that help one arrive at accurate results or logical conclusions
  • Promotes cautious thinking through deciphering complex math problems to arrive at an accurate answer.
  • Learning to integrate different principles by a trial and error basis to come to a logical conclusion

One way to build your kid’s independence is to enrol them in Math enrichment programs such as S.A.M. Singapore Math.

Seriously Addictive Mathematics Philippines or S.A.M. makes it fun and easy for kids to learn Math. Students get to learn Mathematics through play, using toys, tools, and manipulatives. This makes it easy for students, especially the younger ones, to understand mathematical concepts and increases their comprehension levels.

You can get to know more about S.A.M. Singapore Math here. SAM Singapore Math: What You Need to Know About

Raising independent learners can be easier with the right type of tools and a community supports you along the way.

So if you have any tips on how to raise independent learners, please do share them with us in the comments below.

Love Lots,
Ginger

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