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Behavioral Approaches in Teaching

Jul 11, 2012 | Published by: Teacher Loreta O. Flores

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. Read the rest of this entry »

The Role of the Teacher in Elementary Education

Jul 10, 2012 | Published by: Teacher Edna G. Reñosa

The term teacher denotes the noblest of all professions. It is a profession that calls for a public service and sacrifice. Teaching is a public trust and such a teacher should render service as expected of him as a molder of the youth. He should be a symbol of dignity and honor in both his words and actions for the youth to emulate.

The teacher should try to implement all the thrusts of the government and Department of Education in order to help produce and develop an all around citizen, versatile and productive individual ready to help in the efforts for nation building.

The teacher prime responsibility is to develop among the youth, the value that is necessary to make our future citizens value-oriented, nationalistic, and peace loving people on order to attain an enduring peace in our country.

Cooperative Learning

Jul 9, 2012 | Published by: Teacher Annabelle Ambrocio

It develops academic skills and social skills as a matter of fact there are academic and social gains in Cooperative Learning such as:

  1. Increase in academic achievement and promote their cognitive growth
  2. Promotes controversy
  3. Promotes development of children’s self-esteem
  4. Promotes pupils acceptance and difference
  5. View their teacher as more fair than those who do not use cooperative learning

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Power of Book

Jul 8, 2012 | Published by: Teacher Jovelyn Saldaña

Today, children are very lazy to read a book because they though that it was a boring activity. So here is the list of top ten good reasons why should we read a book.

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How to Teach Art to Children

Jul 5, 2012 | Published by: Teacher Rosalie Tolentino

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. Read the rest of this entry »

K-12 Basic Education Curriculum Roll Out

Jul 5, 2012 | Published by: Teacher Leann C. Luna

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). Read the rest of this entry »

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 »