DBTI third year students start practice teaching

As the academic year moves on, students at Don Bosco Technological Institute, Port Moresby, are preparing themselves for what lies ahead.

The third year bachelor students at Don Bosco Technological Institute attended the practice teaching orientation on September 2 at the institute’s main library in preparation for the six-week practical training.

Fr. Ariel Macatangay, SDB, principal, shared with them the DBTI’s core values and its application in practice teaching. Servant leadership, rapport and loving kindness, life-long learning, spirituality, honesty, respect and solidarity were a few of the core values that he discussed.  

“Try to develop the habit of reflection at the end of each day and include it in your personal prayers.” 

Fr. Louie Castañeda, SDB-rector, said: “Let your students feel the love of God through the knowledge, skills and character that Don Bosco has formed in you.

“Educate them with accountability to their parents and interact with the coordinating schools by always carrying the good name of Don Bosco.”

Academic head Joseph Ake dealt on the importance of communication skills and the overall bearing during the training. 

He emphasised that students should give due respect to all – staff, students and non-teaching staff. 

“Your smile can make a difference. You know how to plan your lessons, know that your presentation matters as well,” said the academic head.

Caption: Fr Ariel addressing the students

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