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Bullies… No More

Jun 7, 2013 | Published by: Teacher Daisy R. Tuazon

Who among us never experience physical, emotional, mental or social abuse from our classmates or peers? In one way or another we became victims of these school bullies and experienced how being humiliated , exploited or discriminated in school. Luckily , some of us were able to surpass that stage but there were still who are being traumatized of these bullies.

Commonly the target of bullies are often the ones who are “ alone” and those who appear to be nerdy, small in stature or those who perceived as weak in personalities, that’s why victims often suffer from anxiety, and many develop low self-esteem or lost of self-confidence. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Teach Basic Conversational English

Jun 6, 2013 | Published by: Teacher Leann C. Luna

In the conversational English lesson, the first rule, especially at the basic level, is to keep things simple, and to keep things at a level that a person would already know in their own language. So, the most basic topic is going to be personal information.

When you’re teaching your students English, the first thing that they’ll need to know is how to introduce themselves and how to react when people ask them things like what’s your name, where do you come from, what country do you live in, things like this. So, personal information, which they already know in their own language, will be the easiest thing for them to explain and to say in English.

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What makes an effective teacher?

Jun 6, 2013 | Published by: Teacher Gracia D. Rubiano

Teaching is one of the world’s most challenging occupations. Teachers hold a unique position in our society. Ask yourself whether you have the characteristics of an effective teacher. If you feel that you have the characteristics, consider ways to improve and learn more on how to become an effective teacher.

An effective teacher makes good use of instructional time and inspires students to do well and to know more. Each and every student in the class has to feel comfortable and have the sense of belonging. The classroom has to be conducive to learning and has the proper lighting so that learning easily takes place. Read the rest of this entry »

Vital Roles of Teachers

Jun 6, 2013 | Published by: Teacher Leann C. Luna

Teachers are main contributors of education. They pass on knowledge and values in every generation. They play crucial roles in developing and touching one’s life. In fact, they considered in a way as our nation builders. Teachers are one of the main pillars of a sound and progressive society. They had a long lasting impact on children in building up their future. They mold children with knowledge and values to prepare them for working life and to become good citizen of the nation.

A good teacher shows his affection and love to his pupils and affects children in almost every way like manners, styles and actions. This indicates how a teacher becomes a role model to his pupils. So teachers should maintain stature and behavior that upholds dignity, good moral and professional etiquette. Read the rest of this entry »

K to12 Program on its second year of implementation

May 24, 2013 | Published by: Teacher Anabelle C. Bagtas

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Teacher’s effectiveness vs. efficiency

May 24, 2013 | Published by: Teacher Anabelle C. Bagtas

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Glance on Republic Act No. 10533

May 23, 2013 | Published by: Teacher Leann C. Luna

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.

The Importance of teaching Values Education among Children

Mar 30, 2013 | Published by: Teacher Ruvirosa B. Felipe

Teachers were only given 20 to 30 minutes allotment everyday in teaching Values Education. Since our kids today are behaving differently and we say losing Filipino values like Love of God, Love of Country, Kindness, Commitment  Responsibility, Respect and other Christian virtues, teachers need to exert effort in molding the kids of today thru Values Education.

With the given time allotment, a teacher can encourage her pupils to prepare dramatization, read stories, poems and other materials that will exhibit the Filipino Christian values. She needs to maximize the time so that each learner will fully understand the importance of practicing the given traits.Teachers should also find time to search videos or short films that will help in making her pupils understand the different character traits. Read the rest of this entry »

Teachers as Agents of Change

Mar 30, 2013 | Published by: Teacher Ruvirosa B. Felipe

As we move on to the 21st Century, there are lots of changes that will take place not only in the field of education but also in other areas of our lives. There are changes happening and being introduce in our way of living, in our schools, in the place where we live and around the world. People seems to be curious about all these modern stuff and everyone wants to understand the things going on around us. Read the rest of this entry »

Building a Parent-Teacher Relations

Mar 30, 2013 | Published by: Teacher Ruvirosa B. Felipe

Many parents become frustrated whenever some teachers informed them of the misconduct and unfavorable condition of their children in school. They get annoyed and irritated when teachers talk on the weaknesses of their kids and sometimes their conversation leads to misunderstanding. Are the teachers alone need to be blamed on the matters pertaining to their kids? or parents need to understand the importance of parent-teacher partnership in molding the children?

Parents should be aware that whatever values a child has when he enters the school is the result of how they were trained at home, so if they desire to mold them to become better there must be good partnership between the parent and the teacher. Both of them must take time to discuss matters about their kids and both must be willing to accept ideas and suggestions for the improvement of the child. If one party failed to take his part, then, their goal will never be achieved. Read the rest of this entry »