The Joys of Teaching

Joys of Teaching
Joys of Teaching
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TEACHING is one of the world’s important job. And that makes a teacher one of the world’s most important people. But never forget that teaching is your job, not your whole life. Family, friends, faith, merriment and society are all important to maintain teacher’s balance and well being.

                Knowing all these, you should be proud of your profession, your commitment and your achievements.

                Always remember that you are shaping and molding lives everyday. Indeed, teaching is both an awesome responsibility and a terrific opportunity.

Constructing Effective Test Items

Constructing Effective Test Items

How good are tests? As a teacher, you must carefully plan the kind of test you will be presenting to the class. The test must to be easy nor too difficult. You must construct test items/test questions with the right mental attitude, right attitude towards your students and to your profession. The following will help you determine if your test needs improvement and will provide suggestion for making it more effective.

  1. Decide purpose
  • Improvement of individual learner
  • To maintain standard
  • To select pupils
  • To motivate and guide learning
  • To furnish instruction
  1. Listen content areas and how many questions you need.
  2. Create items.
  • Decide format/type of items.
  1. Create key answers.

Suggested Guidelines In Writing Effective Test Items.Multiple Choice

  1. Do not use unfamiliar words, terms phrases.
  2. Do not use modifiers whose meanings can differ from one person to another.
  3. Make each item as short as possible.
  4. Avoid presenting sequenced items in the same orders as in the text.
  5. Avoid items that reveal the answer to another item.

These tips will surely help us to remind ourselves as teachers that constructing effective test items will help us to attain our goals.

K to 12: The Road to Quality Education

K to 12: The Road to Quality Education
K to 12: The Road to Quality Education
K to 12: The Road to Quality Education

             Many things have been said and done about the latest curriculum, the K to 12. As stipulated in the Department Order No. 13s 2012, otherwise known as Policy Guidelines On the Implement of Grades 1 to 12 of the K to Basic Education Curriculum (BEC) Effective School Year 2012-2013, the K to 12 basic Education Curriculum (BEC) shall be implemented starting with the roll out of grades 1 and 7 in all public elementary and secondary schools in the school year 2012-2013. Private sectors are enjoined to do the same. They may further enchance the curriculum to suit the school’s vision and mission. Now the K to 12 is on its third year of roll out or the garde 9. Many observers, educators and other concerned citizens cited common reasons why K to 12 should be pursued. The following are some of the reasons they cited:

  • Global Competitiveness. The global standard for basic education cycle at present is 12 years acording to the UNESCO. IN a 12 years basic education cycle planning elementary and secondary school, excluding pre-elementary school ,a child is presumed to have developed sufficient higher order thingking skillls ,analytic tools ,and knowledge or enter either college or the world of work.
  • College Preparatory. High school graduates fairing poorly on college entrance test are reflections of low levels of achievement and inadequate preparation for college/university wor, so educators must look into the preparedness of student.
  • Preparation for the world of work. Nationwide data reveals 70%of puplic high school gradduates do not go on to university or technical school. This is so different from the situation in developed countries where university perticipation rets range from 15-40% of high schools graduates. Therefore, if they finished grade 12, either they will join the world of work op pursue college education.
  • Additional Junior High School and Senior High School. Experts in education notice that many of thosewho graduated from the elementary schools are not really prepared for high school and those who are graduating from high school are not really prepared for college/university.

The objective of the additional 2 years in the secondary school is to add content needed

to develop competence necessary for college or for the world of work.

We need to make the investment where we need it most. An additional two years of high school would be an ideal thing to start…

Reference :

Dep Ed Order No. 31 s 2012

PASSA Journal May, 2005 p.35-37

On Teamwork and Being Connected

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              Sports events are often won as a result of teamwork. Similar events are often lost when there is not teamwork. Today, most businesses and educational institutions want team players who will share the common goals on an organization in a team effort. Persons are often out of step with others in an organization when goals of these persons are different from those of the organization. Although you need to develop your own goals, the goals of the organization on which you are employed are also very important. Try to establish your goals consistent with those of your employer.

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            For an organization to be effective, everyone on the team needs to be connected to share a broad understanding of over-all purpose. Working together would increase the organization’s effectiveness. This is only the way to improve our chances of survival as an education system, as a community, as a nation and as a world.

            Every member of an organization must realize the importance of being connected with each other as a team. As Kahesvan Nair puts it “every step we take-no matter how small- to understand the need of other people, we strive to serve well, increase our bond with them and move un in the direction of a higher standard of leadership.” While according to Marx (2008),” the tools and techniques we use to get organized and stay in touch can give us a few to several thousand” ears to the ground.  “They can also enhance our foresight.

            In the field of education, teamwork develops the people’s knowledge, skills and behaviors. It enlightens and brings out the genius that is already there among the team players. In the process, the team players hope to contribute to the teaching-learning situations that will bring out productive citizens.

Reference :

Marx. G. Future-Focused Leadership For Supervision and Curriculum Development VA USA (2006)

Internet as A Powerful Tool On Our Lives

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Internet-As-A-Powerful-Tool-On-Our-Lives
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TOGETHER with time, the world keeps on going with innumerable evidences of substantial advancement.

                Indeed, we are now on line where impossible and possible meet. In fact, everything has been made easier through innovative technology and the “internet” is one of the world’s great evidence of progress.

                Internet has made a lot of difference in our lives. In just a click of our finger, we are able to connect to people across other countries miles away. With this, we don’t have to wait for weeks or months just to give message to our loved ones abroad and we can even see them now on the webcam while having chat with them.

                In addition, it is easier to win friends through social networkings on the net like the most popular “Facebook”, “Instagram”, and “Twitter”

                But aside from socialization, internet has been a very powerful tool as an abundant source and body of information, through the use of search engines like “yahoo” and “google”, you can find everything you want it be for academic or other personal purposes. Thus, it makes learning more effective and comfortable.

                To conclude, while these benefits from internet made a very big impact in our lives, we should all take our responsibility to make use of this powerful tool in very righteous way.