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The Role of the School in Values Formation

Jul 17, 2012 Author: Teacher Edna G. Reñosa | Filed under: Essay on Education

All of us often encounter confusion about our values. But for our kid’s today, conflicts on values are more acute. With these, how can they learn to live decently and with integrity when the world surrounding him is full of conflict. Thus, the school must give importance in the values formation of each learner because next to the church and the home, the school is served as an influential institution in molding the attitudes of a person.

School must then offer relevant experiences and curriculum to their learners that they would be able to face the challenges and realities of life. Schools must focus on providing not only the best education to their pupils but the best training and the best formation to their pupils. Yet at present, most schools are centered in just giving head knowledge to their learners and often set aside the values formation of their pupils. (more…)

Mother Tongue Teaching

Jul 12, 2012 Author: Teacher Cherry Collera | Filed under: Essay on Education

The Department of Education (DepEd) recently implemented policies in utilizing one’s mother tongue as the medium of instruction. The agency had decided to pursue with such guidelines to be able to harmonize and reorganize the production of indigenized teaching and learning materials. They will also conduct monitoring and evaluation of the DepEd’s mother tongue-based multilingual education (MTB-MLE). By this means, children will easily learn and enter the unfamiliar world of school learning.

The MTB-MLE program will definitely provide a link between home and school.

This program will be implemented from preschool up to Grade 3 and in the alternative learning system.

Behavioral Approaches in Teaching

Jul 11, 2012 Author: Teacher Loreta O. Flores | Filed under: Essay on Education, Teachers for Teachers

Many teachers, on first hearing about behavioral approaches to teaching understanding react by saying, “But that’s what we do already!” And to a certain extent this is true. It seems unlikely that many teachers are employing behavioral techniques effectively; otherwise there would be fewer harassed teachers! The confusion arises as a result of teachers sometimes dismissing the behavioral approach as obvious or common sense, without paying sufficient attention to certain key principles which under print the whole system. The techniques advocated are indeed very similar, if not identical, to the procedures utilized by many skilled teachers, nor is this surprising  since few children would learn very much, that is useful and desirable if these principles were not sometimes being followed.

But there are differences which are easy to gloss over in a spirit of self righteousness. The most important of these is undoubtedly consistency. How many teachers have been trained to do so but this is one of the keys to success, as we shall to do so, but this is one of the keys to success, as we shall see, one cannot expect to achieve success with the behavioral approach unless the principles are followed consistently. (more…)

How to Teach Art to Children

Jul 5, 2012 Author: Teacher Rosalie Tolentino | Filed under: Essay on Education, Teachers Essay for Kids

Art is making of images. It enables us to see life as art and that is its value. What we see depends on what we know. The more perspective we bring to a particular work, the more we can see it as representing this or that. In Art, we can afford to say “I know what I like” only if we first know what we are seeing.

Filipinos are world-class painters. We are proud to have Juan Luna, who was famous for his “Spoliarium“. We also had Damian Domingo, Felix Hidalgo, Fernando Amorsolo, Victor Edades, and Maestro Vicente Manansala. All of them were artistically gifted and well-known for their outstanding masterpieces. (more…)

K-12 Basic Education Curriculum Roll Out

Jul 5, 2012 Author: Teacher Leann C. Luna | Filed under: Essay on Education

The K to 12 Program is the Aquino administration’s answer to an urgent need of enhancing Philippine education. This K+12 program is a mandatory preschool education for 5-year-old children and additional 2 years of senior high school for all students. Through this program, Malacañang assumes that learners have time to master  the expected competencies, endow them a lifelong learning, and generate graduates who are geared up for tertiary education, employment and entrepreneurship.

The new curriculum gives concentration on the essential subjects such as Mathematics, Science and English with competencies and skills that develop learners into well-rounded, more holistic and globally competitive individual. With the K-12 program, graduates will be recognized abroad and allow them to get employment on local and foreign industries with the use of certificate of proficiency or certificate of competency awarded by Technical Education Skills Development (TESDA). (more…)

Real Causes of Pupil Dropouts

Jul 4, 2012 Author: Teacher Jovelyn Saldaña | Filed under: Essay on Education

Teacher plays a vital role in the educational program of every child. He is not only a dispenser of knowledge so to speak. He must be a model to the pupils, an inspiration to everyone, a motivator of learning, and parent to the learners in the school. In short, he is one who is being looked upon by his pupils as an individual possessing the good qualities, traits, and abilities which could shape the future of the learners.

Speaking of failures in school, some of the causes of pupil dropout are home environment, and even teacher factor. If the teacher fails to identify some of the causes that affect learning in children, then dropping out from school will surely happen. (more…)

ICT in Campus Journalism

Jul 3, 2012 Author: Teacher Annabelle Ambrocio | Filed under: Essay on Education, Teachers Essay for Kids

Campus journalism plays vital role in the life of very pupil thus thru RA 7079, journalism becomes a great part of every campus writer. Students are trained to be sensitive and just in expressing their views and commentaries on certain issues through the print media, and for some, through on air broadcasts. Artist-journalists spoof these issues through cartoons and caricatures.

Just like the professional journalists, campus journalists have gone a long way as far as information and communication of news are concerned. Many are now using Information and Communication Technology (ICT). More schools are now equipped with high-tech facilities needed in gathering, writing, producing, and reporting of news events. Gone were the days when school events were heard, read, and known very late. Thus, interest on the news was lost. Gone were the days when field reporters had to contend themselves with their papers and pencils to record news events and old-type cameras to take pictures of significance; and gone were the days when journalists had to carry the bulky, heavy, and old typewriter to write their news (I remember our school’s first issue of school paper was printed using pentel pens and crayons to give color effects to pictures and drawings, and recopied them using a copier machine ). (more…)

Good health has a significant impact on the performance of every pupil in the school. This can only be attained through proper nutrition. What if the child belongs to a poor family? What if the child only has meals twice a day? Can he ever attain proper nutrition?

July is Nutrition Month. This is also the month where teachers of different grade levels prepare reports on the Nutritional Status of the pupils in their classes therefore; this is the month where they can identify the number of malnourished pupils in their classes. These identified malnourished pupils should be the beneficiaries of the school feeding program. (more…)