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Preparing for the LET through

MindGyms Daily Work Out


by Mo/Am Alice on 2010/07/01 in LET Review

Are you taking the LET this September? How do you plan to go about reviewing? Are you
reviewing by yourself? with a study partner? or with your college chums? Or are you
currently attending a review class at MindGym or another center?

Do you know what specific topics to cover in your review? Which topics are your strengths?
or weaknesses? Have you allocated time for a daily or weekly review? What review
materials are accessible to you? Are these materials adequate and reliable?

Its barely 3 months or 87 days to go before the 26 September 2010 LET (Licensure
Examination for Teachers). By this time, you would have thought about or done your LET
review plans. You may probably have started refreshing your stock knowledge with the use
of a commercial reviewer, your old university references and notes or MindGyms intensive
coaching materials (if youve joined us last May 15). You may have received hand me down
LET reviewers and study tips from family and friends. So the ball is in your hands.
The coaches at MindGym still have 2 groups of reviewees to coach starting July 17 and 18.
Our reviewees would surely find reviewing effective, meaningful and fun with us.
Although we want to enable as many entry-level teachers aiming to pass the LET, we can
not yet reach as far nor accommodate as much in our La Casa MIA center. We have yet to
gather enough resources to meet varying demands of LET takers. We have yet to make our
reviewers more attuned to a bigger and more heterogeneous group. We have yet to clone
ourselves to make sure that our LET reviewers are cared for by equally committed newer
and younger coaches.

In the meantime, we want to share what we have on hand, through this series of FREE
online LET work outs mainly for the benefit of the many aspiring teachers all over the
country whose only means to hurdle the LET would be to self review and get a little
guidance from their remote kapamilya at MindGym. May these workouts also serve all
others reviewing for the LET in their journey towards becoming professional teachers.
This July 1, well start what is supposedly the easiest subject for many LET takers: English.
For the LET, English would comprise 20% of the General
Education (GenEd) competency or roughly 30 items. Based on the Professional Regulatory
Commission Board of Professional Teachers Table of Specifications for the LET), English
would cover and have weights relative to total GenEd items as follows:
Study and thinking skills 6%
Writing in the discipline 5%
Speech and oral communication 3%
Philippine literature 4%
Master works of the world 2%

So, heres the English quickie for today.


1. Your mother is paying for your plane ticket, ___________?

A. isnt it C. isnt she

B. is she D. arent you

2. The words inappropriate, illegal, irresponsible, and unaware have prefixes which are
classified as _________.

A. positive C. negative

B. common D. neutral

3. Which among these words has the z end sound?

A. Maps C. Laughs

B. Jokes D. Buys

4. What figure of speech is in the following line from the poem The Brook?

The second time it was a tiny snake.


A. Personification C. Simile

B. Metaphor D. Apostrophe

5. The person in the lines below could be characterized as __________.


Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Raged, against the dying of the light.
-Dylan Thomas

A. pessimistic C. courageous

B. violent D. strong

We hope you find these exercises a good warm up for the succeeding MindGym work outs
youll have to accomplish. Answers will be posted tomorrow.
What can you say about these warm up items in English?
March 2012 LET Review Sample LET
Items in Majorship: SOCIAL
STUDIES(Day 17)
by MindGym on 2011/12/17 in LET Review

1. With the promotion of social justice in mind, which does NOT belong to the group?
A. Equitable access to education
B. Profit sharing
C. Diffusion of wealth
D. Absolute right over property

2. Which part of the Visayas receives the least precipitation?


A. Northern
B. Eastern
C. Western
D. Central

3. When the Filipino reformists asked for the assimilation of the Philippines by Spain, what
did they ask for? For the Philippines to ________.
A. become independent from Spain
B. become a province of Spain
C. be independent from Spain with certain conditions
D. be represented in the Spanish Cortes

4. How is the so-called colonial mentality manifested?


A. Cultural relativism
B. Cultural diversity
C. Xenocentrism
D. Ethnocentrism

5. The maximum price that can be legally changed for a good or service is called _____.
A. minimum wage
B. price floor
C. legal wage
D. price ceiling
Answers to DAY 16s LET questions for early childhood education specialization:
1. D. Johann Heinrich Peztalozzi
2. D. does not achieve commensurate with his/her ability level.
3. A. Conflict Management
4. B. Make a variety of activities in the schedule.
5. A. Addition, measurement

March 2012 LET Review Sample LET


Items in Assessment (Day 10)
by MindGym on 2011/12/10 in LET Review

Assessment completes the teaching-learning processand the Professional Education


module of the LET as well. Have the following items for your diagnostic, formative or
summative self-evaluation of your preparedness for this part of the test:

1. While she in the process of teaching, Teacher Arlie finds out if her students understand
what she is teaching. What is Teacher Arlie engaged in?

A. Criterion-reference evaluation

B. Summative evaluation

C. Formative evaluation

D. Norm-reference evaluation

2. Which behavioral term describes a lesson outcome in the highest level of Blooms
cognitive domain?

A. Create

B. Evaluate

C. Analyze

D. Design

3. Which is the most authentic way of measuring students ability to debate?


A. Let them watch debates on video and ask them to identify strong and weak points.

B. Ask them to outline the steps involved in a debate and list down dos and donts.

C. Have the students witness a debate and ask them to evaluate the debate after.

D. Organize a debate in class and have them debate on a controversial issue.

4. Teacher Marielle constructed a matching type test. In her columns of items are
combinations of events, people and circumstances. Which of the following guidelines in
constructing matching type of test did she VIOLATE?

A. List options in an alphabetical order.

B. Make list of items homogeneous.

C. Make list of items heterogeneous.

D. Provide more options than stems.

5. Among the choices given, A, B, C, D, for an item, no student chose D. It means D is:

A. a defective distracter

B. a vague distracter

C. an effective distracter

D. a plausible distracter

Answers to DAY 9s LET questions for facilitating learning, child and adolescent
development:
1. A. Reinforcement
2. D. Activities for hypothesis formulation
3. D. Social
4. C. Self-actualization
5. B. Humanist
March 2012 LET Review Sample LET
Items in Facilitating Learning (Day 9)
by MindGym on 2011/12/09 in Freebies, LET Review

LET reviewee, dont be discouraged by the long list of psychologists-theorists that have
contributed to our understanding of the learning process and child and adolescent
development. Just aim for the mastery of theorist-theory association and the basic terms
and principles and items such as these will be no problem for you:

1. A teacher rewards a child for doing things correctly. This technique is called:

A. Reinforcement

B. Fading

C. Chaining

D. Conditioning

2. Based on Piagets theory, what should a teacher provide in the formal operational stage?

A. Games and other physical activities to develop motor skills

B. Learning activities that involve problems of classification and ordering

C. Stimulating environment with ample objects to play with

D. Activities for hypothesis formulation

3. Contrary to Freuds concept that the primary motivation of human behavior is sexual in
nature, Eriksons is _________ in nature.

A. Biological

B. Cultural

C. Physical
D. Social

4. If one is asked to develop himself to the fullest, what need is s/he trying to satisfy
according to Maslows hierarchy of needs?

A. Safety needs

B. Physiological needs

C. Self-actualization

D. Belongingness

5. Teacher Wendell gives his students opportunities to be creative because of his conviction
that much learning results from the need to express creativity. On which theory is Teacher
Wendells conviction anchored?

A. Behaviorist

B. Humanist

C. Cognitivist

D. Associationist

Answers to DAY 8s LET questions for principles of teaching:

1. A. Establish routines for all daily needs and tasks.

2. D. Reject a students response at once.

3. C. Use a microscope properly

4. D. Brainstorming

5. B. The higher the level of the question the longer the wait time.
March 2012 LET Review Sample LET
Items in Principles of Teaching (Day 8)
by MindGym on 2011/12/08 in Freebies, LET Review

Do you find doing our drills helpful? For this post, well start with Professional Education.
But, before we do that, you may check your answers yesterday.

Of all parts of the Professional Education module, questions on the principles of teaching
should be the easiestthey are mostly situations which ask for your appropriate response
as a teacher. Try out these questions to see how prepared you are for the LET and for
teaching:

1. Which is a sound classroom management practice?

A. Establish routines for all daily needs and tasks.

B. Avoid establishing routines; routines make your student robots.

C. Apply reactive approach to discipline.

D. Apply rules and policies on a case to case basis.

2. To encourage class participation, which should the teacher NEVER do?

A. Call on non-volunteers to recite.

B. Ask non-directed questions.

C. Pose high-level questions.

D. Reject a students response at once.

3. For which may you use the direct instruction method?

A. Become aware of the pollutants around us

B. Appreciate Miltons Paradise Lost


C. Use a microscope properly

D. Distinguish war from aggression

4. Which activity should I use when I want to generate possible topics for panel discussion?

A. Task group

B. Forum

C. Debate

D. Brainstorming

5. Which statement on wait time is CORRECT?

A. Wait time turns off slow thinking students.

B. The higher the level of the question the longer the wait time.

C. Wait time discourages the brighter group of students.

D. For quality response, what and why questions require equal wait time.

Answers to DAY 7s LET questions for social dimensions of education:

1. C. Emphasis on religious instruction

2. B. Existentialism

3. A. Confucius

4. A. No, only elementary education is compulsory.

5. D. teachers in the tertiary level.


March 2012 LET Review Sample LET
Items in Foundations of Education (Day
7)
by MindGym on 2011/12/07 in LET Review

For Professional Education we start with the foundations of education and its social
dimensions. This area takes up 10 percent of the whole test. Dont be surprised to find
items such as this in the LET in March:

1. Which feature was TRUE of Philippine education during the Spanish regime?

A. Separation of Church and State

B. Vernacular as a medium of instruction

C. Emphasis on religious instruction

D. Establishment of a normal school

2. If a teacher believes that the purpose of education is to foster self-discovery and


consciousness of choice, as well as the responsibility for making choices, then the teacher
adheres to the ideas of______.

A. Essentialism

B. Existentialism

C. Empiricism

D. Epicureanism

3. He was considered as the first teacher in ancient China.

A. Confucius

B. Mencius
C. Mo-Tzu

D. Lao Tzu

4. Are elementary and secondary education compulsory for all children of school age?

A. No, only elementary education is compulsory.

B. Yes, for all children regardless of age.

C. Yes, that is why they are free of charge.

D. No, this violates parents and childrens right to decide what is best for them and their
children.

5. The Professional Teachers Code of Ethics does not cover:

A. teachers of academic, vocational, special, technical or non-formal institutions.

B. all full time or part time public and private school teachers and administrators.

C. teachers in all educational institutions at the pre-school, elementary and secondary


levels.

D. teachers in the tertiary level.

Answers to DAY 6s LET questions for IT:

1. B. Cursor

2. A. Spreadsheet

3. D. Modem

4. A. Software

5. C. Keyboard