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Archive for May, 2013

K to12 Program on its second year of implementation

May 24, 2013 Author: Teacher Anabelle C. Bagtas | Filed under: Essay on Education

The Department of Education (DepEd) have formally implemented K-12 Program since last school year which as everybody knew aims to have an additional two more years of basic education in the country. On its second year, all the grade two teachers in elementary and grade eight teachers in high school were required to attend a five – day training. This is the continuation of the training which was attended by the grade one and grade seven teachers last year. The training for all grade levels is expected to finish in 2017 wherein the old curriculum from grades one to twelve will be totally replaced by K-12 Curriculum.

But after a year and up to this day, parents are still commenting and asking so many questions as if K-12 is a new program. “ Is K-12 really needed and necessary? Is the additional two years the answer to the emerging problems in our country? “Why not invest on teachers’ education and on their salary to be able to hire competent ones instead of adding two more years?” These are the same questions asked several times especially by the parents. Some believe, simply adding two more years in the education of a child does not guaranty that the child will have the skills they hope to achieve. (more…)

Teacher’s effectiveness vs. efficiency

May 24, 2013 Author: Teacher Anabelle C. Bagtas | Filed under: Teachers for Teachers

At a glance, effectiveness and efficiency in teaching is quite confusing but upon analyzing, you will find out that these two qualities are related and both are important in teaching.

When can you say a teacher is efficient? Well, a teacher can exhibit efficiency in the manner she gets things done, how she manages her class and her time in getting things done. A good example wherein a teacher can be called efficient is when she always comes to her class (and leave) on time, with well-prepared lesson plan, instructional materials, engaged time on task, and everything is organized regardless of output or result produced in the teaching-learning process. (more…)

Glance on Republic Act No. 10533

May 23, 2013 Author: Teacher Leann C. Luna | Filed under: Essay on Education

President Benigno Aquino signed into law Republic Act No. 10533 or the Enhance Basic Education Act of 2013 last May 15, 2013. A law that implements K to 12 Program which covers kindergarten and 12 years of basic education.

The enhance basic curriculum aims to produce Filipino graduates who are holistically developed with 21th century skills. This curriculum also gives great chance to all graduate to acquire middle-level skills for better work opportunities.

Under Republic Act No. 10533, mother tongue language is the language of instruction from kindergarten to Grade 3 to attain mastery of learning competencies. On the other hand, starting Grade 4 to Grade 6 teachers will use English and Filipino as their medium of instruction.

Enhance Basic Education Act of 2013 is final and it is real. Department of Education and the whole nation come across the gigantic challenge in our educational system.