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Real Causes of Pupil Dropouts

Jul 4, 2012 | Published by: Teacher Jovelyn Saldaña

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. Read the rest of this entry »

ICT in Campus Journalism

Jul 3, 2012 | Published by: Teacher Annabelle Ambrocio

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 ). Read the rest of this entry »

The Happy Teacher

Jul 2, 2012 | Published by: Teacher Rosalie Tolentino

Happy teachers know how to relax. Some people actually enjoy starting and ending the day with a complaint. These people will find any task debilitating. Be warned that you will cut the song from your heart and years from your life if you do not learn to meet the demands of a teaching day without undue strain.

Happy teachers possess the right perspective. Problems will be with you all days of your life. You must learn to accept that fact. Do not fight; do not run away, but compromise with your problems. Yes, you wanted to help each pupil read well, but because of limitations of time and energy and class size and your own skill, you were not able to teach every pupil. Be content and keep trying. Take satisfaction that there were those that you did help. Read the rest of this entry »

Qualities of a Competent Teacher

Jul 1, 2012 | Published by: Teacher Jovelyn Saldaña

Teachers possess a strong power in their own capacity to direct the learners in becoming responsible citizens. Their communal hard work act as a driving power by which the goals and objectives of an educational scheme are being achieved. As such, teacher quality must be taken into account to make such goals reachable.

In an unstructured consultation with some administrators as to teacher capability, they considered manner towards work as the most favorable characteristic. Teachers’ personality traits had the greatest influence in moral values development. The student respondents tagged being approachable and responsible among teacher traits as their top priority. Read the rest of this entry »

A Reflection on the Teaching Profession

Jun 23, 2012 | Published by: Teacher Annabelle Ambrocio

I have been a teacher for almost ten years but I feel I always a beginner. Every year I see several faces of children yet every child has a unique character and degree of perception contrary to the belief that “if one can get, why others cannot get too?” For every disciplinary measure I impose or reward I give, I always think that each child has a heart that feels and a mind that reasons out. The concept of child-centered education affects much of the quality of instruction. If a child understands the importance of education coupled with the enthusiasm of the parents, then quality is not far.

When I was assigned in a far barangay school, I had a hard time teaching a very slow-learner. Although she was a little bit older than her classmates, she could not do by herself simple numerical problems. Though she was poor in comprehension, I just let her pass not because of her diligence and kindness but because I believe she would develop later. I sacrificed my teaching standards. Read the rest of this entry »

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. Read the rest of this entry »