When Will There Be a “Teacher Protection Policy”?

Teacher Protection Policy

After Sen. Sonny Angara proposes a bill that will amend Republic Act 10627 or the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013, teachers have extended their mixed reactions with regards to the said amendment. If this bill will be passed, it will add more teeth to the relatively new Anti-Bullying Act and will have the power penalize teachers, school personnel, and other employees who will be proven guilty of bullying.

Teacher Protection Policy

As citizens of this democratic country, it is our responsibility to abide by the laws. However, most of our lawmakers are not aware that teachers can also BECOME VICTIMS OF BULLYING. Yes, you heard it right. Teachers, just like any other normal human being, are not immune from bullying.

QUESTION: Who’s going to bully teachers?

I might sound dumb if I tell you that there are pupils or students who are ‘capable’ of bullying not just their classmates but also their teachers. You may be skeptical about it and I won’t blame you for that matter but believe it or not, this is not just a personal point of view but rather the perspective of many other teachers out there whose voices are not being heard. For now, let me be their voice.

I, myself, have witnessed it firsthand. Back when were student teachers or practice teachers, a colleague of mine handling a Grade 4 class had a hard time teaching. Instead of listening, the pupils have instead teased the teacher, yelling and dubbing her as “dragon“. The teacher on the other hand wasn’t able to do anything but to endure all she heard. I know this because I was right at the other room and I have also handled the same class and I can honestly say that those pupils were really tough to handle. And yes, they are capable…of bullying teachers.

Other stockholders such as parents, fellow teachers and the community members can also be subjected to bullying on certain cases. But it seems unfortunate that teachers are not being given the protection to spare themselves from these kinds of incidents.

So going back to the title, when will there be a “Teacher Protection Policy”? The answer lies to the people whom we entrusted our votes to and to the organizations responsible for fighting for the rights of teachers. For now, I think I’ll just leave you with a Facebook post from Mrs. Jai Sampedro that went viral last year. It goes like this:

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Source and credit:  Mrs. Jai Sampedro

Please share this post with your friends on social media. Let our voices be heard.

Sen. Sonny Angara Seeks to Amend Anti-Bullying Act, Includes Teacher Bullying

Sen. Sonny Angara Seeks to Amend Anti-Bullying Act, Includes Teacher Bullying

Sen. Sonny Angara Seeks to Amend Anti-Bullying Act, Includes Teacher Bullying

Sen. Sonny Angara has proposed Senate Bill No. 2793 that will penalize teachers, school authorities, and employees who will commit acts of bullying, amending Republic Act 10627 or the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013.

In his proposed amendment the Anti-bullying Act, Angara said “Teachers and other school employees, including the principal, and security, maintenance and administrative personnel, may commit acts of bullying by using humiliating words and giving degrading treatment such as unwarranted corporal punishment against students.”

Harsher penalties should be imposed if the bullying drives the student to attempt to take his own life, the senator added.

Under the said amendment, a teacher or any other school personnel who commits acts of bullying towards a student will be fined an amount of not less than P50,000 but not more than P100,000 and/or by imprisonment from six months to a year.

If the bullying resulted in the student attempting to commit suicide, the penalty will be a fine of not less than P100,000 but not more than P500,000 and/or by imprisonment from one to three years.

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Furthermore, if the suicide attempt results in the death of the victim, the penalty will be a fine of not less than P500,000 but not more than P1 million and/or by imprisonment from three to six years.

The law defines bullying as any severe or repeated harmful act, whether written, verbal, an electronic expression, or a physical act, that has the effect of actually placing the student in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm or causing damage to property, creating a hostile environment at school.

Source: Senate.gov.ph Press Release – http://www.senate.gov.ph/press_release/2015/0607_angara1.asp
Upon hearing the news, teachers across the country have expressed their varied thoughts and reactions on social media. Majority of them slammed the senator’s proposal for the expansion of the Anti-bullying Act saying that teachers should also be protected from bullying. And while teachers also seek a law that will protect them from any means of bullying, I have remembered a question I have stumbled upon once, when will there be a “Teacher Protection Policy“?

5 Really Helpful Tips on How to Take Care of Your Eyes While Using Computer

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A lot of us work with the aid of computers on a daily basis. The amount of workload sometimes keep us focused on using computer for a long period of time. But did you know that improper practices in using your computer can cause negative effects to your health?

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Newton’s Third Law of Motion states that, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Thus, we can correlate it to the fact that sitting and staring in front of your computer for a long span of time can actually bring hazards to your health. And the part of the body that could be abused the most would be your eyes.

I myself have experienced it first hand. Since I was and is still working on a computer for an average of 8-12 hours a day, my eyes were a little bit damaged. I became near-sighted and my sight often goes blurry especially when looking at a person or thing from a distance. This was of course a product of my negligence. To be honest, I blame myself for letting this happen and until now, I regret every part of it.

After realizing that I have taken my eyes for granted, I decided to utilize tools and routines which helped me take care of my them while using computer and today, I will share these tips with you.

How to Take Care of Your Eyes While Using Computer

1. Use appropriate sunglasses. Consult your optometrist for a nice pair of glasses suited to your visual acuity. It would be better to buy those with protection from the radiation emitted by the computer.

2. Blink, blink, blink. Staring at the computer screen for a long span of time can develop eye strain which is now more commonly known as “digital eye strain”. Frequent blinking helps prevent digital eye strain as when you blink, your eyelids spread the water around your eyes to make sure it is always moist. Thus keeping it away from being dry. But of course, do not over do blinking.

3. Practice the 20-20-20 Rule.

Every 20 minutes, give your eyes a break by taking your eyes off the computer.

Look at something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.

Try to stand up and move around. If possible, lean back and close your eyes for a few moments. This is a well known technique it taking care of the eyes.

4. To follow the 20-20-20 rule accurately, I recommend using Cool Timer. This is a small timer software that could perform different tasks. I use this as a reminder by setting it to alarm every 20 minutes but you can adjust the the number of hours, minutes, and second when you want the program to pop up and make the alarm.

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You can also make a custom message appear at the screen. As for me, I have this message set: “YOU ONLY HAVE A PAIR OF EYES. TAKE CARE OF THEM. OR YOU WON’T SEE THIS MESSAGE AGAIN.” This tool may come in a handy for everyone and you should definitely try it.

By using Cool Timer, I am always reminded to move away from the computer for at least a couple of seconds or a minute. While away, I always make sure to do simple body stretching or I walk around the house.

NOTE: Do not download Cool Timer from their official site as it can be detected by your browser as a malicious site. Instead, download it from my personal Google Drive storage where I have uploaded a copy of the installer.

Get Cool Timer here: Cool Timer by JuanderTeacher.com

Password for the ZIP file: juanderteacher (sorry  I have to set a password for security purposes)

TIP: When looking at a thing at least 20 feet from you (20-20-20 Rule), it would be better to look for things in green color such plants or trees as it helps your eyes relax. In my case,  since my father is a farmer, I always look at our rice field and I really find it soothing. 

5. Along with Cool Timer, I also use f.lux, a small utility which makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day. It makes the display warm at night and like sunlight during the day. f.lux works automatically once it runs but you can also adjust your display settings based on your own preference.

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You can get f.lux from here: https://justgetflux.com/dlwin.html

Final Reminder:

All of the tips I’ve stated above work well ONLY if you put it together with SELF DISCIPLINE. Yes, without it, you may find yourself back in your old and unhealthy routine when using computer.

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Show Hidden Files on Flash Drive Using Command Prompt or USB Show

Show Hidden Files on Flash Drive

With the widespread of malware and other viruses, we often end up in a situation where the files on our flash drives are missing. This happens to people who use flash drives as their storage device be it a pen drive or external HDD. Even the files on your local hard drive can be hidden by these viruses.

It’s actually frustrating when you’re in a hurry to print a document only to find out that your file is missing. I’m pretty sure some of you have experienced this. In this tutorial, I’ll show you the different workarounds on how to show hidden files on flash drive using command prompt or other third party software.

NOTE 1: We were used in referring to it a USB but the more appropriate term would be flash drive. Don’t be confused with these two terms. USB stands for Universal Serial Bus. It is the most popular and the most common connection used to connect devices to a computer such as digital cameras, printers, scanners, and external hard drives. Whereas your flash drive is the actual storage device you plug into the USB port. Hope it makes sense.

NOTE 2: These methods can also be applied on external hard drives and local hard drives.

So how do you show files on flash drives infected by a virus? Here’s how.

Method 1: Show Hidden Files on Flash Drive Using Folder Options

For Windows 7

1. Open “My Computer”. At the upper left corner of the screen, click on “Organize” then select “Folder and search options.”

2. A window will appear. Click on “View” tab and click the radio button where it says, “Show hidden files, folders, and drives”. Also, make sure to uncheck/untick the box that says “Hide protected operating system files”. This is just temporary and we will revert the settings later on.

3. Click “Apply” and “OK”. Now see if your hidden files and folders are now visible on your flash drive.

NOTE 3: This method will be useless if your computer is already infected by the virus that won’t allow you to make changes on your files and folder attributes. If you followed this method but the files are still missing or are still hidden, follow the next two methods.

Method 1: Show Hidden Files on Flash Drive Using Command Prompt

1. Insert your flash drive

2. Open Command Prompt by simultaneously pressing the “Windows Key” on your keyboard and the letter “R”.

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3. A small window will open normally at the lower left corner of your screen. In the window, type “CMD or cmd” and press “Enter”.

Show Hidden Files on Flash Drive Using Command Prompt

4. A black window will appear (Please see image above). In there, type the following:

attrib -s -r -h /s /d W:\*.*

Where “W” is your drive letter. Make sure to change the drive letter before proceeding. In the above code, the drive letter is “W“. To check the drive letter of your flash drive, simply open “My Computer”. Commonly, your drive letter will start from letter “E, F, G, H” and so on.

Example: If your drive letter is letter E, the final code will look like this:

from this: attrib -s -r -h /s /d W:\*.*

into this: attrib -s -r -h /s /d E:\*.*

Show Hidden Files on Flash Drive Using Command Prompt

5. Hit/Press “Enter” and you’re done. Now check your flash drive and see if the hidden files and folders are now visible.

QUICK INFO:

What is an attrib: attrib is a DOS command to change the attribute of files and folders using command prompt. The symbols + and – are used to set and clear the attrib respectively.

  • R – Set the file Read-Only
  • A – Set Archive attribute to files.
  • S – System file attributes
  • H – Hidden file attributes.

Method 2: Show Hidden Files on Flash Drive Using USB Show

USB Show is a small utility software which does the same function as our Method 1. The only difference is that it has a User Interface (UI) making it easier for us to recover our files from being hidden.

1. Insert your flash drive.

2. Download USB Show.

3. Extract USB Show using WinRAR or WinZip.

4. Run/Open USB Show. You’ll see a small green window with words in Spanish language. Just click on “English” at the lower part of the software UI.

5. Click on “Recover the hidden files” button and select your flash drive from the list that will pop up. Wait for the USB Show to finish the process. And that’s it. Again, check your flash drive and see if the hidden files/folders are now there.

Show Hidden Files on Flash Drive Using USB Show

Show Hidden Files on Flash Drive Using USB Show

OTHER METHODS YOU CAN USE TO SHOW HIDDEN FILES ON FLASH DRIVE:

1. Use SMADAV Antivirus

2. Use other utilities such as USB Unhide, or USB Unhider

There are other ways to do this tutorial but what I gave you are the most common solutions. After following these methods, I’m sure you’ll be ready the next time you encounter the same problem.

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Brigada Eskwela 2015 Tarpaulin Layout and T-shirt Design

Brigada-Eskwela 2015

The Brigada Eskwela 2015, also known as the National Maintenance Week will be conducted by the Department of Education from May 18 to 23, 2015 with the theme “Tayo Para sa Kalinisan, Kaligtasan at Kahandaan ng Ating mga Paaralan”.

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Just like the previous years, all stakeholders are still expected to participate and engage with all the school maintenance efforts to ensure the preparedness of public school facilities for the opening of another school year this coming June.

Teachers, school principals, and other DepEd employees are also being encouraged to join Brigada Eskwela 2015 and extend their help by sharing their skills, time, and in-kind support to their respective schools and other public schools near their residence.

Brigada Eskwela 2015 materials such as the logos, tarpaulin layout and the t-shirt design are well anticipated yearly that’s why we have attached them on this article. Below are Brigada Eskwela 2015 materials, including the DepED Memorandum No. 41, s. 2015.

Download DepED Memorandum No. 41, s. 2015 – Implementing Brigada Eskwela 2015
Download Brigada Eskwela 2015 Materials – Logos, Tarpaulin Layout, T-shirt Design