It’s all about teachers thought, experiences and observations of daily school life.

The Challenging Role of the Grade One Teachers

Aug 17, 2012 | Published by: Teacher Marilyn C. Abella

Based on observations, the Grade One teachers have the most difficult task and role in the elementary level. Since Grade One was the known as the “Foundation” of the elementary level, teachers need to build a strong foundation. There is also a need for values formation so as to shape them to become morally upright and good citizens. The fact that these pupils came from Kindergarten classes and were trained in different ways, the Grade One teachers need to be patient in reshaping them again. There is also a dire need to assist them in recalling past lessons so they would be prepared in entering the first level of elementary education. In terms of their reading abilities, reading and comprehension tests must be conducted to assure the learning taken from the previous year. This again calls for patient and understanding on the part of the teacher.

The sacrifices of the Grade One teachers are indeed worth mentioning because a lot of their time and even their lives were offered for the welfare of the learners.

Follow School Rules and Regulations

Aug 14, 2012 | Published by: Teacher Jovelyn Saldaña

“Every violation of truth is a stab at the health of human society” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is therefore that once we start on something, we have to be consistent in doing so.

Many times we are opted to what is wrong than right, hearing not only from the mouth of others but rather seeing more than what the eyes can see. And what we saw was clear in the senses of our mind. School rules and regulations are very essential which each one of us must be followed.

This appropriate to speak that every one of us has a responsibility to carry or whether we are one of neither the leaders nor just an ordinary pupil in the school. We must follow rules and regulations being implemented conscientiously. Thus it is our duty to take part in every rules being imposed in our school.

Toys as an Effective Tool in Teaching

Aug 12, 2012 | Published by: Teacher Cherry Collera

Children love to play a lot. By means of playing, they learn and develop bodily, intellectually and socially. When they play, they work. Those little angels make use of their toys to perform their work well. When they look and talk to their toys, they widen their imagination and explore with more games. Simple toys demand them to visualize more. The battery-operated cars or talking dolls only limit their tasks, they were not able to investigate and explore more. They became uninterested with those toys. Read the rest of this entry »

12 Years of Elementary and Secondary Education

Aug 10, 2012 | Published by: Teacher Cherry Collera

K to 12 was formed through the collaborative efforts of DepEd, CHED, TESDA, private sector, civil society organizations, associations of public and private schools, Senate, House of Representatives, PTAs, teacher’s organization, student organizations and other individuals.

K to 12 means Kindergarten and the 12 years of elementary and secondary education. Based from the Table of Comparative Data on Duration of Basic and Pre-University Education in Asia, Philippines is the only country in Asia and one of the three remaining countries in the world that has a 10- year basic education cycle. Read the rest of this entry »

Parent-Teacher Partnership in Providing Quality Education

Aug 6, 2012 | Published by: Teacher Clarissa L. Nacpil

Gone are the days where in parents hold on to old traditions/beliefs that teacher alone is responsible to the education of their pupils. The 21st Century Education calls for more serious partnership of parents and teachers to improve the teaching-learning condition in school. It has been proven that our children are being trained at home and further enhancements are being done in school. This practice proves the active involvement of both parents and teachers to improve the education of their children. Read the rest of this entry »

Instilling Good Moral Foundation among our Learners

Aug 4, 2012 | Published by: Teacher Alma V. Signio

Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child the way he should go so when he is old he will not depart from it.” This verse pointed out not only the parent’s role in molding a child but it also connotes challenge to teachers by guiding and bringing out the best in every human being.

Since children have varied needs, both the parents and teachers must guide them differently. When it comes to discipline which is one important way of training a child, it must be done with love specially when we are pointing out their mistakes and if we need to correct their wrong actions, but we should not make them feel that their mistake appears like a terrible sin. They need to understand the difference between a forgivable mistake and a punishable wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

You’ll be amazed at the difference you can make

Aug 2, 2012 | Published by: Teachers' Pet

Based on a true story and released by the Ministry of Education, Singapore.

Maintaining an Orderly Classroom

Aug 1, 2012 | Published by: Teacher Jovelyn Saldaña

The teacher’s ability to cope with disciplinary problems means a great deal in terms of personal happiness and instructional efficiency. The teacher who has tried but failed to maintain order in the classroom walks with heavy heart of failure instead of the experience of happiness and satisfaction that can come from teaching.

Obviously, a teacher who has the ability to maintain order in the classroom is assured of effective instruction. Moreover, he has the respect of his pupils, which in turn develops his confidence and trust. Thus in teaching, the ability to maintain discipline is the keystone of success, happiness and even survival. Read the rest of this entry »

Educational Management Problems

Jul 31, 2012 | Published by: Teacher Asuncion B. Reyes

Managing a school is not an easy work. It revolves around the different areas of concern. These are namely:

  • student development
  • curriculum development
  • physical facilities
  • staff development
  • research

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A Challenge to Teachers: The Art of Communication

Jul 29, 2012 | Published by: Teacher Alma V. Signio

Teachers are said to be the strongest influence in the life of every child, therefore they need to learn how to communicate sensibly because they served as role-model to them. When teachers talk and speak in front of the class, he projects his personality, values and attitudes that’s why he must be careful in sharing his ideas, opinions and beliefs to his learners.

If teachers want to inspire his pupils, he must consider the following suggestions to become an effective communicator/speaker: Read the rest of this entry »