MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE HEAD
Dear Partners in Education,
It is with joy that I welcome you to Studentdesk Integrated Montessori School’s website. Through this platform, you will learn about our school’s history, philosophy, curriculum, culture, and practices that shape our progressive and holistic approach to education.
At SDIMS, we recognize children as curious and active learners with unlimited potential. We believe that they are a gift from God and that it is our prime duty as educators to help them attain their purpose in life.
Over the years, one of the fundamental lessons we learned about working with children is to be a good listener. We put emphasis on the pedagogy of listening which entails that we must pay very close attention to children’s opinions and ideas. Our teachers and staff are trained to keenly listen to our students’ thoughts, questions, theories, and hypotheses. This does not only allow our students to be creative thinkers, it also develops their initiative which in turn develops also their self-concept. We believe that when we allow children to express their minds, they can transform the classroom into a more enjoyable environment.
If you happen to visit our school, I hope that you would feel how much we embrace and celebrate the dynamic role of establishing and sustaining a culture of cooperation in and out of our classrooms. We believe that holistic education is impossible without putting a premium on the value of harmonious relationship within and amongst our students, teachers, staffs, and parents.
Parents play a pivotal advisory role in the administration of our school and they actively participate in school activities, special events, and celebrations. We also take efforts in equipping them through our parent education program which aims to improve parents’ knowledge about parenting-related concerns and strengthen their ability to manage specific challenges they encounter.
THE EXECUTIVE HEAD
Our Executive Head, Mr. Emerson Fababaer is a visionary educator, researcher, and entrepreneur. He has more than a decade of research experience which he combines with the art and science of educating young and adult learners. He earned his Master's Degree in Education major in Child Development and Education from the University of Asia and the Pacific under Merit Scholarship. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Statistics from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) where he discovered his passion for education, through the Peer – Assisted Study Sessions in Statistics Program (PASS STAT) which he himself spearheaded. This program aims to assist college students in the proper use of different statistical tools.
Aside from leading and managing Studentdesk Integrated Montessori School, Mr. Fababaer is also teaching at the graduate school of La Consolacion University Philippines where he designs and teaches graduate-level courses on early childhood education, child development, philosophy, educational research, among others. He is the Founder and Chief Learning Officer of SPARKR Global Lifelong Learning Institute, a non-profit organization committed to pursuing and promoting lifelong learning. He has been active in writing educational research materials; some of which had been published in local publications and presented at local and international conferences. He has been invited to various talks and workshops on research and education topics. He is currently completing courses on Leaders of Learning and Family Engagement in Education from HarvardX, a distance learning platform founded by the Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.