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.
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. Continue reading “The Importance of teaching Values Education among Children”
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. Continue reading “Teachers as Agents of Change”
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. Continue reading “Building a Parent-Teacher Relations”
Being a Teacher is said to be the noblest profession, for me, it’s also the most rewarding. Though teachers need to sacrifice her life, her time, her family for the sake of her learners, it’s inspiring to know that a teacher will always be a part in the success of her pupils whether they’ll be teachers just like us, doctors, nurses, dentists, lawyers or even simple workers.It’s a great feeling seeing the fruit of our labors. Continue reading “Reaping the Reward of Being a Teacher”
It’s the desire of every classroom teacher to offer quality education to every learner in her class.But why is it that
we often fail to attain this goal? An analysis was done by an educator on why the attainment of quality education is still a failure and one of the reasons is the teachers problem on Classroom Management.
At the very start of the year, teachers need to know the importance of managing the classroom. She needs to set
some rules and policies that children will follow so that orderliness will be observed in the class.Encouraging leadership in the class will also help in the flow of the activities in the classroom and assigning each pupil to do their own work is vital so as to attain an effective teaching-learning situation. Children must also be oriented on some guidelines in school so that they will have clearer views on what and what not to do in the school. During PTA meetings it’s also important to address classroom situations and rules among the parents for unity and support. Continue reading “Prioritizing Classroom Management at the Start of the School Year”
It is the goal of the Department of Education that every teacher will become not only efficient but also effective. It is in this mission that today, a lot of training’s and seminars are being conducted to improve and develop the craft of each mentor in school. The Department fully understand that everything rises and falls on the teachers capability to bring learning at the heart of every pupil. Continue reading “The Importance of Seminars and Trainings in Improving Teachers Performance”
Since teachers are said to be the second parent of the children, they are one of the strongest influence in the lives of our pupils. They play an important role in molding the kids. A study reveals that so many school children today lack interest in their studies, this is because most of them are affected by family problem… financial stability, broken homes, etc. It is in this situation that teachers should take time in listening and communicating with their pupils. Continue reading “The Importance of Communicating with our Learners”
A lot of teachers and even parents today often says that our children today are far, far different from the kids of yesterday. Its painful to know that the kids who were once kind, respectful, honest, loving, humble, industrious and God- fearing turned into being arrogant, dishonest, unloving, unkind and worst of it are now rebellious. We thought of the reasons why this thing happened and what should be done to save them. Continue reading “Teachers Need to Teach by Example”
One of the most important tasks of a teacher is to inspire and motivate her learners in the class. Her ability to set the mood of the class is very important because it will lead to either destruction or instruction.It is in this condition that teachers should consider and plan her lesson ahead of time, she needs to think of inspiring ways to make her pupils learn.
There are a lot of new ways and methods that can be employed in the presentation of lessons now a days. Teachers can used modern instructional tools like computers and the like so as to motivate her learners. She needs to allow them to experience hands-on activities , use games, stories and songs to develop interaction in the class. Teachers should be reminded that each pupil has their own learning style so she need to consider it so as to make the teaching-learning situation an enjoyable and fruitful experience. Continue reading “Creativity in Teaching”