We all face rejection in life. And sometimes, it really hurts getting rejected. Like everyone else, I also have several experiences of rejection. I remember the time I applied for a job after graduation. I expected much because I was told to come back for the second round but I was not chosen. I felt frustrated and started to lose confidence in myself. Continue reading
Philosophies in Education specifically the Pragmatist point of view highlights the importance of doing scientific and systematic ways of studying diversified phenomena in order to give answers to existing questions. It also brings innovative changes and improve further the status quo. This educative and methodical endeavor is commonly called research. The term brings a lot of virtual images in mind and even to the extent of considering it as a burden. Doing research is not only for intellectual individuals, who are sharp in numbers, statistics and in methods of researches. It is everybody’s business in a system nowadays. With these misconceptions in mind about research, everybody tends to be destitute and anxious. Continue reading
A REFLECTION: Relationships matter: go (teacher impart), grow (students engage), and glow (school support)
The success of students is also success for teachers. The school environment is a strong influence in the academic performance of students. Continue reading
The parents who rear and nurture the children with outmost love and care dwell in the community. Parents are primarily responsible in providing their children with basic knowledge and teaching them right attitudes and values. While the school nourishes the child’s attitudes and values by enriching the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Continue reading
A rights-based child-friendly school is a child-seeking school. It identifies and seeks children to get them enrolled in school and be included in learning. The children or learners are the rights holder while the school faculty and staff are duty bearers.
Thus, it helps in demonstrating, promoting, and helping to monitor the rights and well-being of all children in the community. The school acts in the best interests of the child, leading to the realization of the child’s full potential, and concerned about the “whole” child and about what happens to children in their families and communities before they enter school and after they leave it, creating a life-long learning. Continue reading
In reality, bullying may start from simple teasing which is often part of growing up. Every child experiences being teased whether at home or in school. Adults need to be cautious in every word uttered for it may inflect negative results to the person spoken. We have to realize that words could cause pain that would become baggage as the grow old. Continue reading
Every client is valuable. It simply means that the position you hold in the government holds you liable to the public. Hence, public school teachers should take an account for their direct actions, views and decisions for the students they serve need their guidance and direction being second parents. Teachers in school should help create a positive learning environment for the learners. Continue reading
PASIG CITY, June 14, 2017 – Through the Department of Education’s (DepEd) continuous expansion and strengthening of the Alternative Learning System (ALS), being out of school no longer has to mean being discouraged to continue education.
“I am appealing to everyone that we do not forget our learners outside the formal system. They, too, are our children; and they, too, deserve the same amount of our attention and pledges of support and assistance in every way,” Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones implored stakeholders. Continue reading
Our world is changing fast due to evolving technology. What we know today might become immaterial the next two to five years. Moreover, the trend of globalization through education creates pressure on us to shift from the practices of the “old school” to ensure that our education system is at par with international standards. Consequently, this changes the landscape of education which requires the leaders and teachers to adapt management and teaching style wherein learners imbibe competencies for life-long learning. Continue reading
Hotel Koresco, Upper Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City
January 19, 2017
“The widest room in this world is the room for improvement, it is never fully occupied.”
I remembered Regional Director Allan Farnazo during the plenary session on Day O, of Module 1, when he said, “I don’t care kung magaling ka, I care kung magaling kayong lahat!” It was a simple statement that sends a lot of messages. You may interpret it based on your personal perspective or point of views. As for me, it is helping us find our places and putting us all at ground zero, a perfect platform for all of us to take off at once or all together as we start our journey to the School Heads Development Program: Foundation Course Module 1-3 focused on Instructional Leadership, Organizational Leadership and Exemplars. Someone said, no amount of training can change ones mindset and practices, unless he is willing to empty his cup, that is, to unlearn, learn and relearn. Continue reading