You are on page 1of 40

On Becoming a Teacher

Episode 1
THE TEACHER AS A PERSON

Name of FS Student Caete, Daniela Mae J. and Lugas, Mylene T.


Course BSED- MAPEH Year & Section 4-A

Resource Teacher Mr. Kero Roy C. Tadeo Signature________________________


Cooperating School Ipil National High School

Your Target

At the end of this episode, you will gain competence in clarifying your values
about teaching, and in articulating and demonstrating ones personal philosophy of
teaching. The end goal is to be a positive role model for students.

Your Map

For you to be an effective teacher in the future it is important to first start with an
awareness of your values about teaching and then write your mission statement or
philosophy that you will uphold with conviction.
To reach your target, do the following tasks:

Step 1. Interview 3-5 teachers about their


beliefs on the why, what and how of teaching.

Step 2. Analyze the values and philosophy


behind the teachers beliefs.

Step 3. Reflect about your own values and


philosophy about teaching.

Step 4. Express these values and philosophy in


your own mission statement.
Use the activity form provided for you to document your interview.

A Detailed Guide

Read the following carefully before you begin to observe. Then write your
observation report on the provided space.

1. As you interview each teacher, ask one to answer the three sentence
completion items below:

a. My goal/s for my pupils/students


is/are______________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________.
This statement reflects the teachers values/philosophy about WHY one
should teach.

b. What I really want to teach to my pupils/students


is/are______________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________.
This statement reflects the teachers values/philosophy about WHAT one
should teach.

c. I will teach my pupils/students


by_________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________.
This statement reflects the teachers values/philosophy about HOW one
should teach.

2. Use the sentence completion form on the next page when you interview the
teachers.
3. Fill out the Teachers Values and Philosophy Matrix to document the teachers
responses.
4. Analyze the teachers responses by identifying the values and philosophies
they reflect. You can use the book, The Teaching Profession (Bilbao, et.al,
2006) as a guide.
TEACHER INTERVIEW FORM

1. Teachers Name Mr. Kero Roy C. Tadeo


Subject Taught Mathematics Level Grade 10

a. My goal/s for my pupils/students is/areMy goal as a teacher is to equip


students with the essential tool needed in life. By giving students knowledge
and skills they need tosucceed as adults, by urging them to pursue their
dreams, and byimpressing on them the joy that comes from learning, I
believe that I canpositively influence my students and give them a love of
learning. Teachers are virtually limitless in their capacity to touch many
different lives; I look forward to being a part of this.

b. What I really want to teach to my pupils/students is/areI believe that by


creating a student-centered learning, my studentswill be able to take charge
of their own learning with little assistance fromthe teacher. This will inculcate
a sense of responsibility in them in terms ofachieving their learning goal. As
a teacher, one of my roles would be tocoach and facilitate them throughout
the learning process by providinginformation and giving useful guidelines in
order for them to achieve theirlearning target.

c. I will teach my pupils/students byI will teach my students by instilling a


passion for lifetime learning.Our students are in need of life lessons. They
need to learn content, butthey also need help learning how to think, how to
believe, and how tosucceed.

2. Teachers Name___________________________________________________
Subject Taught____________________________________ Level___________

a. My goal/s for my pupils/students


is/are_________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________.
b. What I really want to teach to my pupils/students
is/are_________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________.
c. I will teach my pupils/students
by____________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________.
3. Teachers Name___________________________________________________
Subject Taught____________________________________ Level___________

a. My goal/s for my pupils/students is/are


___________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________.
b. What I really want to teach to my pupils/students is/are
___________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________.
c. I will teach my pupils/students by
___________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________.

4. Teachers Name___________________________________________________
Subject Taught____________________________________ Level___________

a. My goal/s for my pupils/students is/are


___________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________.
b. What I really want to teach to my pupils/students is/are
___________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________.
c. I will teach my pupils/students by
___________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________.

5. Teachers Name___________________________________________________
Subject Taught____________________________________ Level___________

a. My goal/s for my pupils/students is/are


___________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________.
b. What I really want to teach to my pupils/students is/are
___________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________.
c. I will teach my pupils/students by
___________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________.
Teachers Values and Philosophy Matrix

Teachers Responses Your Analysis Your Analysis Your Reflection


Values Reflected Philosophy reflected (Refer Your comments/reactions
to pp. 6-10 of Bilbao, et.al, (Do you agree/disagree
The Teaching Profession) with the views of the
teacher? Is it similar/
different from your own
view? Write your
statements here.)

Teacher 1
a. Why teach To equip Existentialist LEARNING is a
students To help students never-ending
with the understand and quest in search of
essential appreciate answers for many
toolsneeded themselves as questions. It is a
in life. unique individuals process of
to influence who accept unraveling the
my students complete mystery of life, a
and give responsibility to dynamic and
them a love for their thoughts, fundamental step
of learning. feelings, and towards a gradual
to touch actions. transformation of
many Constructivist a learner from
different To develop naive to
lives as a intrinsically learn. Thus, a
teacher motivated and learner must be
independent guided
learners accordingly by the
adequately hands who want
equipped with to
learning skills for mold him to be the
them to be able to best epitome of
construct his alter ego. The
knowledge and fate of a learner
make meaning of lies in
them. the hands of
teachers and in
the teaching and
learning process.
b. What to teach To create a Existentialist Me and my FS
student- Provide students partner agrees
centered with vicarious that learning
learning, so experiences that should be
that my will help unleash experienced, thus,
students will their own teachers should
be able to creativity and self- only facilitate so
take charge expression. that experiential
of their own Constructivist learning is
learning with They are taught achieved.
little learning Through this,
assistance processes and students will
from the skills such as initiate tasks that
teacher. searching, requires them to
Providing critiquing and engage with
information evaluating activities which
and giving information, helps them
useful relating these acquire new skills
guidelines in pieces of and knowledge to
order for information, decipher.
them to reflecting on the
achieve their same, making
learning meaning out of
target. them, drawing
insights, posing
questions,
researching and
constructing new
knowledge out of
these bits of
information
learned.
c. How to teach Instills Existentialist As 21st century
passion for Focus on the teachers, we
lifetime individual. should use
learning Teachers employ methods for
Letting values clarification enhancement of
students strategy. students cognitive
exchange Constructivist and metacognitive
new ideas Teacher provides learning
through students with data skills,transfer
student or experiences enthusiasm
teacher that allow them to for learning to
interaction. hypothesize, students, and set
predict, as an example
manipulate for students
objects, pose in the belief
questions, about the value
research, of learning
investigate, and need for
imagine, and personal growth
invent.
Teacher 2
a. Why teach

b. What to teach

c. How to teach

Teacher 3
a. Why teach

b. What to teach

c. How to teach

Your Analysis
What values and philosophies are reflected in the teachers responses? You can
jot down your thoughts here, and then write your final answer on the Teachers
Values and Philosophy Matrix on the preceding page.

Teacher 1
The teacher, therefore, believed on the philosophy of existentialism and constructivism
since he inculcates to them the essentiality of self - paced learning and in putting
together concepts and ideas to build new information as they engage in meaningful and
authentic learning. As to what we have observed during his class discussion, he also
stresses on letting his learners accept the complete responsibility for their own thoughts,
feelings, and actions.

Teacher 2
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________.
Teacher 3
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________.

Teacher 4
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________.

Teacher 5
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________.

Your Reflection

1. Which views do you agree with? Disagree with? Expound.


We agree with the two philosophical views of the teacherespecially about how he
impresses the joy of learning to his students. If wed been on his shoe, well do
the same for our students. Teaching is not merely feeding the learners minds
with excessive facts and information, it is about how we future teachers meets
the needs of our learners as we educate them the light of enjoyment in learning
and the funexperiences they will acquire by the means of actively engaging to
tasks that encourages them to discover and harness their own skills and
capabilities.

2. This time, its your turn to answer the three sentence completion items.

a. My goal/s for my pupils/students is/are


We believe that the purpose of teaching is not to teach students how to
memorize facts, or how to know all the correct answers. The purpose of
teaching lies in getting students to truly understand the concepts being
examined. As teachers, we must know what to teach in our classroom. It is
vital that we must have a solid understanding of the subject matter being
taught. We also realized that we cannot rely solely on textbooks, but rather
we must seek out other sources of information to aid in our teaching. Also, we
must use performance-based tasks in ensuring authenticity of learning.

b. What I really want to my pupils/students is/are


We firmly believe that through proper motivation and guidance, our students
will engage actively in the class and improve their innate talents. Act with
conviction based on what they learned and finally prove their worth as
responsible citizen with a personality worthy of emulation as they claim their
rightful place in our society instilled with proper moral values.

c. I will teach my pupils/students by


By being a facilitator in the classroom. As facilitators, we will guide our
students through the subject matter in order to assist them in their own
discoveries of learning.

3. What philosophy do you adhere to? Why?


The constructivist learning theory is one that we believe to be worthwhile.
Thus, we agree with the fact that students can construct their own learning.
All students are capable of learning, and all students have something to
contribute to the classroom environment. Each student can bring new insights
into a subject or raise questions about a subject that has not yet been
considered. It is also important to maintain a positive attitude towards the
students.

4. A mission statement is clear and concise of your beliefs, values and


philosophy. Write your own mission statement here. Below is a sample,
but you are free to make your own format. Just K.I.S.S it. Keep it Short
and Simple, so that you can remember it by heart. Most importantly, that
you will live by it.

I LIVE EACH DAY AS A TEACHER

Who Listens both to words and silences


Who Opens minds to wonder and explore
Who Values thorough preparation
Who Enjoys the daily routines

Who Celebrates individual differences


Who Advocates a child friendly environment
Who Relishes life long learning
Who Educates not just mind
But the heart and spirit as well.

- Maria Rita D. Lucas


MY MISSION STATEMENT AS A FUTURE TEACHER

Being a Teacher is Someone who


Prioritizes his/her students firsthand
Assesses the progression of student learning
Supports a child friendly environment
Supplies the learners minds with adequate knowledge and skills
Integrates relevance between different subjects for a coherent learning process
Optimistically motivates his/herstudents in school
Nurtures the enhancement of students talents and capabilities
Accepts individual differences
Teaches the light of education towards better future
Educates ethical and good moral values.

Additional Enjoyable Reflective Activities:

1. Answer the following questions and explain.


2. When you explain your answer, relate it to the kind of teacher you want to be.
3. Draw or illustrate your answer.
a. If you were a school tool(ruler, pencil, paper, etc.), what would you be? Why?

Drawing Why?
If I were a school tool, I would be
the crayon who will draw different
colors to my students sketchpads.
These colors will be my varied
classroom strategies and their
sketchpads are the learners minds
full of ideas drawn out of with their
own creativity.

b. If you were subject (math, English, science, etc.), what would you be? Why?
Drawing Why?
If I were a subject, I would be

MAPEH
MAPEH, because I will promote the
4 components (Music, Art, Physical
Education, Health) that is essential
in harnessing the holistic
development as well as talents of
my students.

c. If you were a school furniture (table, chair, blackboard, etc.) what would you
be? Why?
Drawing Why?

If I were a School furniture, I would


be the desks of my students arm
chairs, because I will be their support
towards their learning throughout the
whole class period.
On Becoming a Teacher

Episode 2
THE TEACHER IN THE CLASSROOM

Name of FS Student Caete, Daniela Mae J. and Lugas, Mylene T.


Course BSED MAPEH Year & Section 4A
Resource Teacher Mr. Kero Roy C. Tadeo Signature________________________
Cooperating School Ipil National High School

Your Target

At the end of this episode, you will gain competence in establishing routines and
procedures, to make the physical environment conducive to learning.

Your Map

Among the various roles of a teacher is that of a classroom manager. For you to
be an effective teacher in the future it is important to have the necessary skills in having
a well - managed learning environment.
To reach your target, do the following tasks:

Step 1. Observe a class. Describe the


supportive measures that the teacher uses to
manage the learning environment.

Step 2. Analyze the effectiveness of the


supportive measures in the different classroom
management areas.

Step 3. Reflect on how you can achieve a well


managed classroom.
Your Tools

Use the activity form provided for you to document your observations.

Read the following carefully before you begin to observe. Then write your
observation report on the space provided.

An Observation Guide for Classroom Management

1. Observe the class at least twice. Focus on how the teacher manages the
classroom by using supportive measures in the following areas:
a. Organizational plan. Is the classroom structured or flexible? Is instruction
carried individually, by group? Or both?
b. Schedule. How are activities scheduled? Is time allotted properly for each
activity? What activities are planned as fillers?
c. Record keeping. How is attendance monitored? Does the teacher have a
record book? Do the students have individual portfolio to file actual records of
score tests, assignments, art work, etc.?
d. Physical Environment. How is cleanliness maintained? Is there proper
ventilation? Lighting? Is the noise level appropriate? How are the bulletin
boards and displays arranged? How is seating arranged? Is the seating
arrangement suited to the learners? Does the classroom furniture match size
of the students?
e. Discipline. How is discipline established? Is the approach to discipline
preventive? Describe.
f. Routines. How are routines established? What procedures are in place?
Describe these procedures.

You can refer to pp. 58 77 of The Teaching Profession (Bilbao, et.al, 2006) if
you need more details about supportive measures.

2. Fill out the Classroom Management Matrix to document the salient points of
your observation.
3. Likewise, use the Classroom Management Matrix for your analysis.
OBSERVATION REPORT

Name of the School Observed_____Ipil National High School____________________


School Address________Brgy. Ipil, Ormoc City_______________________________
Date of Visit__________September 13, 2017_________________________________

Organizational Plan
As we have observed in our visit to the classroom, there are present challenges that
were given prior attention. This includes the individual differences of students who
requiresindividual responses from the teacher. As to our observation to their
organizational plan, the classroom structure is very much flexible. Instructions are
carried for both individual and by groups. The teacher also ensures that furniture
arrangement promotes learning opportunities. He maintains plans for materials and
assignment management. And, displays creative bulletin boards that fosters learning.
He ensures bulletin boards are informative,relevant, aesthetic, and relevant to class
activities.

Scheduling
During our classroom observation, weve noticed that the teacher is following guidelines
toensure a successful class scheduling. He creates routines that his students can follow
easily. He allows some flexibility in hisschedule. Lessons can run longer (or shorter)
than he expected. The activities being conducted were sufficient enough following the
allotted time which makes it time bounded and well organized.

Record Keeping
The attendance is monitored by checking the permanent seat plan, through this
the teacher can record easily who were absent and present in class. The teacher has a
record book that she brings all the time whenever attendance of students is being
checked. Outputs of students were also being displayed to exhibit their skills on specific
activities.

Physical Environment
The environment inside the classroom is very much conducive for learning. The
classroom is clean, properly ventilated and lighted, and free from noise distraction.
Also, the bulletin and room displays were neatly arranged. Seat plans were fixed and
organized. The classroom furniturewasalso properly arranged to give enough space in
the room.
Discipline
The teacher establishes discipline inside the classroom by following some
rules and guidelines. First, is by selecting a discipline policy that is appropriate for his
students grade level. He considers his students' age and developmental level when
selecting a plan. Second, is by pairing the rules with both consequences and rewards. If
he will punish misbehavior, he also wants to recognize good behavior. He tries to mix
positive and negative nearly equally in his plan to ensure that students see that good
behavior is rewarded just as much as bad behavior is punished. He maintains a calm,
productive classroom atmosphereconducive to conventional studies.

Routines
The routines are properly established and organized. The teacher
follows some guidelines in establishing routine in the classroom. He organizes his
classroom to be effective in providing structure and routines before he starts his
discussion.

Structure and routine are essential in keeping learners focused and lets your stress
level down. The procedures were placed properly and effectively. When
routines and procedures are carefully taught, modeled, and established in the
classroom, learners know whats expected of them and how to do certain things on
their own. Having these predictable patterns in place, allows teachers to spend more
time in meaningful instruction.
Classroom Management Matrix
Observation Your Analysis
Classroom Management Description of the Comments on Your Analysis
Area Supportive the Effectiveness Recommendations
Measures Observed of the Supportive
Measure

1. Organizational The Classroom Teacher The


Plan structureisflexible. success, in teacher have
The instructionsare relation to both implemented and
carried both student - created a good
individual and by learning and organizational plan.
groups. And, the teacher We have
teacher ensures efficacy, can observed that
that furniture often be he provides a
arrangement traced to the productive, and
promotes ability of the safe
learning teacher to environment
opportunities. He manage the conducive to
maintains plans for classroom. learning. He
materials and Research fosters self -
assignment shows that respect,
management. And, effective responsibility,
displays creative classroom and empathy in
bulletin boards that organization his students.
fosters learning. He and And he sparks
ensures bulletin management enthusiasm for
boards are during learning.
informative,relevant, the first few
aesthetic, and weeks of
related to class school are
activities. crucial in
determining
expectations,
behavior
patterns, and
procedures that
will
persist
throughout the
school year. But,
to our resource
teacher, he was
able to
establish a good
organizational
plan which runs
very smoothly.

2. Schedule Weve noticed that We believe that To


the teacher is the activities make sure that
basically following were the entire
guidelines to ensure scheduled curriculum is
a successful class properly. The taught
scheduling. He time allotted waseffectively, it
creates predictable sufficient for the
helps to create
routines that his activity. a classroom
students can follow Individual and schedule. Giving
easily. He allows group appropriate and
some flexibility in activities were all
clear
his schedule. planned instructions.
Lessons can run thats why it Lack of
longer (or shorter) saves time. explanation on
than he expected. classroom
The activities being instructions
conducted were clearly eats
sufficient enough away valuable
following the class time. Model
allotted time which whenever you
makes it time can and tone
bounded and well your language
organized. to suit large
mixed ability
classes, small
groups, weak
students, and
finally, the age
of your
students.
3. Record Keeping The attendance is The teacher has Effective,
monitored by effective record continuous
checking the keeping record keeping
permanent seat technique. He lies at the heart
plan, through this can easily of our best
the teacher can determine those teaching
record easily who who were absent and learning. It
were absent and by using the enables us to
present in class. fixed seating plan,
The teacher has a arrangement of to organize, and
record book that he students. Also, to create the
brings all the time outputs of best
whenever students were learning
attendance of being exhibited environment for
students is being beside the each child.
checked. Outputs of bulletin board so Record keeping
students were also that he can keep is an effective
being displayed to track of tool for
exhibit their skills on their tracking
specific activities. performance and contributions
enhance it right made by
away if individual
needed. students in the
classroom, for
assessing
students, for
informing
students
and parents
about growth
over
time, and for
setting goals
by both
students and
teachers.
Keeping track
of our students
with classroom
observations
and systematic
notes yields
information that
cannot possibly
be
gleaned from a
traditional
checklist,
report card, or
standardized
test. So it is
very important
as a teacher to
know the best
technique and
strategies in
record keeping.

4. Physical The environment The teacher did Every teacher


Arrangement inside the a knows that a
classroom is very good job in safe, clean,
much conducive for creating a comfortable and
learning. The physical attractive
classroom is clean, environment that classroom can
properly ventilated is very stimulate
and lighted, and conducive to learning and
free from noise learning. He help build a
distraction. could classroom
Also, the bulletin definitely community. But
and room displays achieve his for many
were neatly goals because teachers,
arranged. Seat he provides a setting up the
plans were fixed classroom physical
and organized. promoting a environment of
Also, classroom healthy and their classrooms
furnitures were wonderful can be quite
properly arranged to learning daunting,
give enough space experience. especially when
in the room. faced with older
buildings,
crowded
classrooms and
insufficient
storage space.
You can make
the most of your
classroom
environment by
carefully
considering your
needs and the
needs of your
students.
5. Disciplines The teacher I think her Effective
establishes approach is enforcement of
discipline inside the very preventive. classroom
classroom by Her technique in discipline is a
following some maintaining pre-requisite for
rules and discipline is quite the smooth
guidelines. First is effective for operation of any
by selecting a students who classroom.
discipline policy that disobey her Although your
is appropriate for instructions. main goal as a
his Knowing the use teacher is to
students. He of proper provide your
considers his punishment and students with
students' age and rewards can the academic
developmental level stimulate lessons they
when selecting a conformity within need to succeed
plan. Second is by classroom rules. in high school,
pairing the rules you also play an
with both important part
consequences and in teaching
rewards. If he will them how to
punish misbehavior, behave
he also wants to effectively and
recognize good appropriately.
behavior. He tries to
mix
positive and
negative nearly
equally in his plan
to ensure that
students see that
good
behavior is
rewarded just as
much as bad
behavior is
punished. He
maintains a calm,
productive
classroom
atmosphere
conducive to
conventional
studies.
6. Routines The routines are The routines he Structure and
properly established formulated were routine is
and organized. The very essential in
teacher effective in terms keeping the
follows some of ensuring stimulation of
guidelines in classroom learners attention
establishing routine management during classroom
in the classroom. and time discussions
He organizes his management as When routines
classroom to be well. and procedures
effective in are carefully
providing structure taught,
and routines before modeled, and
he starts his established in
discussion. the classroom,
learners know
whats expected
of them and
how to do
certain things
on their own.
Having these
predictable
patterns in
place allows
teachers to
spend more
time in
meaningful
instruction.

Your Analysis

In what area of classroom management was the teacher most effective? Which
of the supportive measures were effective? Why?

The area of classroom management wherein hes most effective, is discipline. I think all
of his supportive measures were efficient. During our observation, weve noticed that
the learners were well - disciplined and behave not only during discussion but even
when the teacher is not around. So, it just shows that the rules he has implemented
inside the classroom inmaintaining a good discipline is successful. He already starts to
develop good moral character among his students.
In what area of classroom management was the teacher least effective? Which
supportive measures were not effective? Why?

Me and my partner think hes very effective in all aspects. We havent seen any flaws
regarding hisorganizational plan, record, keeping, physical environment, scheduling,
discipline and routine. It might not be perfect but we believe that the important thing is to
fulfill your goals in accordance to your guidelines.

Suggest more effective ways for your answer in number 2.


Effective classroom management is about the teacher keeping the students
actively involved in the entire lesson. By practicing the teaching strategies above,
teachers will greatly reduce classroom management problems.
Learning for the child takes place in many ways and the curriculum
accords equalimportance to what a child learns and the process by which he or she
learns it. The curriculum recognizes that the child should be an active agent in his or her
own learning and that the childs existing knowledge and environmental experience
should be the starting point for new knowledge. The school ethos, which includes the
teacher and his or her relationshipwith the child, is viewed as being of paramount
importance in the learning process and it is the quality of teaching more than anything
else that determines the success of the childs learning and development in school
(DES 1999, Primary School Curriculum, Introduction). In addition, the teachers mood
and energy levels can be factors that may alter significantly the suitability and efficiency
of any particular style. Effective teachers are enthusiastic, flexible and well-organized.
They teach children how to learn, have clarity of purpose and of explanation and good
subject knowledge. They also have high expectations and a sense of fun and humor. A
good work life balance will help maintain energy levels, andwill assist the teacher in
remaining focused, maintaining a sense of humor and retaining high expectations.

Your Reflections

1. Describe at least 3-5 characteristics of a teacher who can establish a well


managed classroom?

We have 3 characteristics of a teacher who establishes a well managed


classroom:
Adaptability - is the ability of a person to blend him / herself according to the
external situations.
Decisiveness - having the power to decide; conclusive. Characterized by
decision and firmness resolution.
Delegation - is the handing of a task over to another person, usually a
subordinate. It is the assignment of authority and responsibility to another person
to carry out specific activities.

2. What characteristics do you have at present that can make you an effective
classroom management? Elaborate how these characteristics can help you.

I guess me and my partner has primarily procured the basic skills in promoting
effective classroom management, specifically in establishing good discipline
inside the classroom. Both of us has our own ideas and strategies to maintain
efficacy in setting up rules and guidelines to be implemented as facilitators of
learning which is quite advantageous on our part as future teachers. This would
help students become aware of what is expected to themand through proper
enforcement of this rules they will appreciate the values of obedience and
respect. Another characteristic is empathy. We can both relate to learners with
individual differences which is very important as learners manifest each a unique
cognitive profile. As future teachers, we need to accommodate these uniqueness
and variety through methodologies and approaches that are intended to cater the
needs for all of the students not just thosewho excel at linguistic and logical
intelligence.

3. What characteristics do you have at present that can hamper you from become
an effective classroom manager? How can you overcome these characteristics?

Both of us were still practicing our decision making and goal setting skills.
These characteristics are what we lack in terms of setting up the appropriate
plans and programs to be implemented inside the classroom for specific activities
since there are many things to consider in catering the learners needs. Maybe
its better for us to exercise more of these characteristics as well get engaged in
the field of practice teaching required in our course. We need to have a
conforming conviction towards the use of our judgement over indecision in terms
of making programs and activities that needs immediate concern for emergent
situations. Also in goal setting, we need to think ahead of time to the objectives
and activities we want to accomplish for our students so that planning and
preparations can be immediately taken into action.
On Becoming a Teacher

Episode 3
THE TEACHER AND THE COMMUNITY

Name of FS Student Caete, Daniela Mae J. and Lugas, Mylene T.


Course BSED MAPEH Year & Section 4A
Resource Teacher Mr. Kero Roy C. Tadeo Signature________________________
Cooperating School Ipil National High School

Your Target

At the end of this episode, you will gain competence in identifying possible
linkages between the school and the communities, particularly those that will help attain
curricular goals.

Your Map

The teacher never lives in isolation. For you to be an effective teacher in the
future it is vital to forge genuine win-win relationship between the school and the
community.
To reach your target, do the following tasks:

Step 1. Tour the community around your


cooperating school.

Step 2. Gather information about


issues/concerns/problems of the community
that affect the school and where the teacher
and students can help. Also, gather information
about the resources of community.

Step 3. Analyze the possible linkages that the


school and the community can have.

Step 4. Reflect on the vital role of the teacher as


a member of the community.
An Observation Guide for a Community Tour

(Based on the guide on p. 85 of The Teaching Profession (Bilbao, et.al, 2006)

1. Schools Locality. Describe the schools location. Describe the neighboring


areas, and the community. What historical landmarks do you see? Are there
monuments? Read the monument markers. This may give you an idea about the
history of the place. What government institutions are found there? What non-
government organizations are present? What are the thrusts of this NGOs?

2. Issues/concerns/Problems. Identify the issues/concerns/problems of the


community. How is the traffic condition? Pollution? How about the peace and
order situation? Juvenile Delinquency? Security for children? Political climate?
Look into provision of basic needs, like electricity, water, etc.

3. Resources of the Community. Locate the resources of the community that the
teachers and students can utilize, like parks, museums, library, concert halls,
movie house, shops, factories, industries, sports and recreational centers, health
centers, etc. What instructional materials can be obtained from the community?

4. Community Assistance/Service from the School. How does the school serve
the community? Do the school personnel serve as resource persons? How does
the school participate in town celebrations? How does the school contribute to
the value formation of the community? What community projects is the school
involved in?
COMMUNITY TOUR OBSERVATION REPORT

Name of the School Observed_____Ipil National High School____________________


School Address______Brgy. Ipil, Ormoc City_________________________________
Date of Visit______September 13, 2017_____________________________________

Locality of the School

The school is located meters away from the Alco Gas Leyte Agri Corporation -
Ethanol Plant. It is surrounded with cultured sugarcane as we observed outside the
school premises. The school is not far from their barangay hall and their local
elementary school with few commercial outlets such as bakeries, barber shops, and
sari sari stores.
As we toured inside the campus, we have observed that there are other classroom
buildings extended on the east wing which were beside a rice field. Another thing is
that, when we first came there it was rainy and the road straight to their campus is not
paved yet thats why we walked slowly as we entered directly to the gates so that we
can avoid slipping on mud puddles.

Issues/Concerns/Problems of the Community

We have asked some residents of the place, and they told us some of their main
concerns which were: water supply shortage, and improper disposal of garbage.
Community Resources

Aside from culturing of sugarcanes, they also have rice fields wherein farmers are
very much given importance to the locality. Another is fishery. Most of the residents
primary living is through fishing. There are few fish stalls which sells a variety of fresh
fishes. There are also commercial outlets like bakery, barber shop, and food
stalls/karinderya.

Community Assistance/Service Given by the School

The school provides a monthly clean - up drive or pentakasisince they have a Clean
and Green project with their barangay, cleaning the major places in Ipil such as
beside the seashore, grass cutting some of the areas surrounding the school inside
and outside. Parents and rehabilitated substance addicts were also given an
engagement with the said project. There is also nearby organization who can link
within the school and the curriculum which is within the help of the Red Cross Youth
Organization.
Your Analysis

Suggest new ways by which the school can creatively use the resources of the
community.
a. Changing the educational experiences of children by moving beyond the
classroom walls can diversify the array of learning opportunities and connect school
lessons with daily life and real problems.
b. Community resources which include agriculture, such as farming, fishery, and
commercial stores can be utilized as a source on integrating subject matters wherein it
concerns to the economic growth and development of our country like the Araling
Panlipunan subject.
c. Fun school activities can be of help in promoting these primary resources as a
theme in dance competitions and other rhythmic events. These can also be taught on
an integrated subject such as MAPEH to be included in the promotion of the usefulness
of community resources as a part of holistic development on any of the specific areas of
the subject matter. The community should also express their willingness to help by
sharing resources whenever necessary.
d. Bringing the Community into Your Classroom.
Guests. Guest speakers from the community can provide new information and
experiences to students and link the school to the world outside. The teacher should
spend time with the guest before the visit so they can discuss the age level of students
and kinds of activities and information appropriate for this age group; theneeds of the
guest during the visit and his or her general comfort level with children; the topic of the
presentation and the students' general knowledge about this topic; and what the teacher
can do before to make the visit a success. Staff of state agencies can serve as
classroom partners or as knowledgeable resource persons. This shall promote the
values of unity and in demonstrating to our fellow students the respect for authority and
self-discipline.

How can school address the issues/concerns/problems of the community?


Communicate and cooperate with the government. Make them aware of the issues
faced by the school. Dont just communicate with them, make sure that they will
respond and resolve the issue. Also do your part, for sure you can think of solutions to
resolve the problem in your own little ways.

What possible linkages can the community and the school have?
Greater interaction between schools and communities can enhance educational
outcomes. It also builds the role of schools as contributors to the vitality of their local
community. The schools aim is to have appropriate interaction between the school and
community to leave students with values of citizenship and more basic integration into
the curriculum. The possible linkages between the school and community are the
government, other educational institutions and industries, the library and recreational
centers linkages.
Your Reflections

1. How did you feel while you were going around the community? What things did
you learn that you might have taken for granted before?
We have been unaware of some things happening in the community which were
affecting the students environment outside the school premises. We learned that good
communication with the government and other linkages to resolve the issues
concerning the school should be given importance. We also learned that community has
its functions to promote the common goal which is quality education. Weve known that
community is one of the sources in a student curriculum based learning. And, the need
to seek assistance from them is the key significance to make your plan come to
realization.

2. As a future teacher, what do you think will be your role in the community?
Teachers serve not only as educators, but also mentors and role models especially in
the modern world, wherein values such as respect for elders, sharing, and cooperation
among peers which are not always taught at home would be corrected. Young students
look to their teachers when determining how to interact as adults thats why we believed
in the essence of doing the modeling roles of a teacher inside and outside the school.
Also well make sure that our roles as teachers can help also the community in
establishing a healthy partnership and in fostering a sound academic practice for our
students.

3. How will you encourage more community participation among teachers and
students?
As future teachers, we will use our efforts in letting our students engage on activities
that will help their own community be a better place for them to learn and actively
participate. An example of these activities is through Brigada Eskwela wherein it is
conducted every beginning of the school year to provide assistance in repairing and
cleaning the campus in maintaining a sound environment for the students. This will
develop into a strong relationship with the school and the parents of the learners. We
teachers can lead a beautification drive through tree planting in every household and
cleanliness through proper waste disposal which would be undertaken by both parties to
create a disciplined and wholesome community. Another example is during historic
celebrations of their locality, we can encourage participation in activities between the
school personnels and students, and also the people in the community, though thiswe
can easily stimulate positivity and civic consciousness, thusproducing evident
relations.
On Becoming a Teacher

Episode 4
THE GLOBAL TEACHER

Name of FS Student Caete, Daniela Mae J. and Lugas, Mylene T.


Course BSED MAPEH Year & Section 4A
Resource Teacher Mr. Kero Roy C. Tadeo Signature________________________
Cooperating School Ipil National High School

Your Target

At the end of this episode, you will gain insights and describe the characteristics
of a global teacher.

Your Map

The high speed advancement of technology has linked peoples of different


nations ever closer. We have all become part of the global village. An effective teacher,
therefore should also be global.
To reach your target, do the following tasks:

Step 1. Interview teachers about their ideas


about the knowledge, skills and values that a
global teacher has.

Step 2. Analyze and synthesize their responses.

Step 3. Reflect on how you become a global


teacher in the future.
Your Tools

Read the following carefully before you begin to interview.

1. Interview three or more teachers. The three teachers can be any of the following.
a. A cooperating teacher.
b. A master teacher.
c. A teacher who has experienced exchange program in another country.
d. A teacher who studied in another country.
e. A teacher who has taught in another country.
f. A teacher awarded as Outstanding Teacher of your school or city.
g. A Metro Bank Outstanding Teacher.

2. Ask them about what makes them global teacher. Specifically, ask about the
knowledge, skills and values that a teacher should have to be considered a
global teacher.

3. Ask them about experiences and challenges they met and how they managed
the situations?

4. Use the Global Teacher Matrix to present your interview data and your analysis.
The Global Teacher Matrix

Knowledge Skills Values Other Shared


Experiences
Teacher 1
A global teacher A global teacher A global teacher is
must be can execute his/her responsible and
globally competitive lesson well. committed to
and teaching.
aware of the
educational
system outside the
country.

Teacher 2 A global teacher A global teacher


A global teacher utilizes technology works
has a appropriately. hard and gives
good command of his/her best
English. in teaching.

Teacher 3 A global teacher A global teacher


A global teacher is performs his/her offers
intellectually- duties with heartfelt service.
equipped. excellence.

Teacher 4
Your Analysis

From the responses of the teachers, what conclusions can you make about the
knowledge that a global teacher should have?
A Global teacher then should be equipped with various useful knowledge that would
help him face the multiple challenges in the world of teaching, and being knowledgeable
means possessing excellence in communication skills, adaptive to environmental
changes and one who teaches with world class standards.

From the response of the teachers, what can you make about the skills that a
global teacher should have?
To become a global teacher, we should master skills and competencies which can
address global demands, thus being updated on what modern world can offer is vital in
the field of this profession. As global teachers, we should think globally even though we
teach on our own local schools honing the intellect and skills of competence.

From the response of the teachers, what can you make about the values that a
global teacher should have?
Being a global teacher means having lots of responsibilities, so we must be armed with
characteristics that will enable us to endure the challenges in the field of teaching, and
that is by showing our compassion, commitment and excellence on the teaching
profession.

Collect articles/reading about the Global education the global teacher. Enrich
your answer in 1-3 with these readings. Place the additional learnings/insights you got
from your readings.

A key component in establishing a sustained and strategic approach toteacher


quality can be seen in the development of national frameworks which set
standards for entry to teaching as well as providing a strong basis for thenature
of initial teacher education, induction and career-long learning. Ingvarson and
Rowe (2007) say that, taking account of recent research, ...standards are
emerging as a sound basis for defining levels of expertise in teaching and
assessing teacher performance. The report (2011) of an OECD International
Summit on the Teaching Profession makes clear that initial teacher preparation
in high performing countries starts with ...clear standards that define what
teachers are expected to know and to be able to do upon graduation...teachers
are seen as part of knowledge-generation process, rather than as simply
recipients of research. A strong ethical foundation and a commitment to equality
through education also undergird the teacher-preparation programs in high-
performing countries (OECD, 2005).
My insight:The growing recognition of the potential contribution of
competenceframeworks begs the question as to what is meant by the concept
ofcompetence. We potential teachers should set our own standards that is
capable of making our profession highly - esteemed and dignified, thus we
should integrate a set ofpersonal characteristics, knowledge, skills and attitudes
that are neededfor effective performance in various teaching contexts.

Your Reflections

1. Write a song about your insights as to the knowledge, skills and values that can
make up a global teacher. Make it to the tune of Its a Small World or create
your own tune too.

My Global Teacher Song


Title of my song: God Made Teachers

God understood our thirst for


Knowledge, And Our Need to Be Led
By someone wiser;
He needed a heart of compassion,
Of encouragement, and patience;
Someone who would accept
The Challenge Regardless of The
Opposition;
Someone who could see potential
And believe in the best in others . . .
So he made teachers

2. Make your own game plan about how you can work towards becoming a global
teacher. Write on the Future Global Teacher Life-line the things you will work on
to become a global teacher, starting NOW!

Now, I will 2 years from now, 5 years from now, 10 years from
I will I will now, I will

Practice more in Be creative and Have an in depth Become a teacher


communication innovative on using knowledge who who thinks a wide
my instructional understands the
skills and the use diversity of my
array of
of information materials as I perspectives both
learners as they
technology based practice my field of locally and
develop towards
specialization in reaching their goals in
learning. globally.
teaching. the mere future.

GLOBAL TEACHER LIFE-LINE


On Becoming a Teacher

Episode 5
THE TEACHER AS A PROFESSIONAL

Name of FS Student Caete, Daniela Mae J. and Lugas, Mylene T.


Course BSED MAPEH Year & Section 4A
Resource Teacher Mr. Kero Roy C. Tadeo Signature________________________
Cooperating School Ipil National High School

Your Target

At the end of this episode, you will demonstrate a deeper understanding of the
rights, duties and responsibilities of a professional teacher and their impact on you as a
future teacher.

Your Map

Ignorance of the law, excuses no one. This is true for everyone. A true
professional always knows both of his rights and duties. These are two equal sides of
the coin.
For you to achieve your target, do the following tasks:

Step 1. Gather information about the policies


and guidelines concerning teachers,
implemented by your cooperating school.

Step 2. Interview the principal/head


teacher/your resource teacher about the
implementation of these policies and guidelines.

Step 3. Analyze the policies and guidelines in


the light of values and pertinent laws.

Step 4. Reflect on the impact of all these to your


future life as a full fledged professional
teacher.
Your Tools

Use the activity form provided for you to document your observations/data
gathered.

Read the following carefully before you begin to interview. Then fill out the matrix
on the next page.
1. Find out about the policies and procedures concerning teachers by reading the
school or teachers manual of your cooperating school.

2. As you read the manual, jot down notes and questions you might want to ask
later about these areas:
a. Rights
b. Duties/obligations
c. Economic and social benefits
d. Reward/incentive system
e. Disciplinary procedures

3. Interview guide
a. Interview a teacher/head teacher/principal.
b. The purpose of the interview is for you to know about the actual
implementation of the policies and guidelines.
c. Use the questions you wrote down earlier for this interview.
d. You may first state the policy or guideline (quoting from the manual), and then
ask how this is implemented.

4. Focus on at least two policies/guidelines for each of the five areas in number 2.

5. Use the table/matrix that follow to document your observation/interview and to


put your analysis on the values and legal provisions exemplified by the policies
and guidelines.
Policies/Guidelines Comments/sharing of Values shown Pertinent
the Interviewee laws/provisions
that served as legal
basis of the
policy/guidelines
Rights of Teachers
He enjoys the Respect for Magna Carta for
equitable safeguards higher authority Public School
and the disciplinary and Discipline Teachers
procedures of the
school where he
teaches.
Duties/obligations
of Teachers
He regularly reports Compassion Batas Pambansa
the performance of his and Blg. 232, Section 16
students. Enthusiasm no.3

Economic and
social Benefits
He said that he enjoys Professionalism Code of Ethics for
working with his and Respect Professional
colleagues and he Teachers Art.5, and
accords to any Magna Carta for
deductions to his Public School
salary for insurance Teachers
benefits.
Reward/Incentive
system:
He insists that still Professionalism Magna Carta for
there should be Public School
an increase in Teachers
teachers salaries.

Disciplinary
Procedure
He emphasized Professionalism, Magna Carta for
that in the school Respect, and Public School
where he teaches, Discipline Teachers
disciplinary actions
are laid in case a
teacher has done
any malpractice.
Your Analysis

1. What values are reflected by the policies and guidelines found in the school or
teacher manual. Put your answer in the matrix above. You may choose to put
some additional comments here.
All aspects of policies and practices in school are the values and the way the whole
school and community interacts with each other. Everyone is expected to be
responsible for his or her own behavior, respect the rights of others and share values. It
is vital that children, staff and parents work actively in partnership to enable all children
to realize their full potential. There should be continuity to actively encourage parents to
become involved in the life of the school. There must be a commitment to raising
awareness of wider issues, by involving members of the learning community and
exploring the surrounding environment.Learning is a lifelong process and it is our
responsibility as adults to model effective learning. This vision statement therefore
applies to everyone who has a role to play in the provision of education at our school
governors, support staff, teaching assistantsand teachers.

2. Cite the legal provisions/laws that are exemplified by each of the


policies/guidelines that you included in your matrix. To help you, focus on the
provisions of the following.
a. Magna Carta for Public School teachers
b. Code of Ethics for Professional Teachers
c. Manual of Regulations for Private School
d. Certain parts of the Labor code
e. Philippine Teachers Professionalization Act of 1994.

Write your additional comments here.

The codes of conduct mandate several rules and regulations that all teachers must
adhere to. First, teachers are responsible in taking care of the students who are under
their supervision with the main objective of assuring their safety and welfare. Second,
teachers should observe confidentiality of information that is related with their
colleagues, students and families that the educators acquire during their teaching
profession, unless the disclosure of this information is needed for the well - being of a
person. Third, teachers should maintain the good reputation of the teaching profession
by showing acts of honesty and integrity as well as making sure that their private
interests especially outside of school does not interfere with their professional
responsibilities. Fourth, teachers should respect all the members of the school
community namely: students, parents, co-workers, and school management by making
sure that they are treated equality and are not discriminated by gender, sexual
orientation, religion, age, race, and others. Fifth, teachers should conduct their
relationship with their students in a professional, respectful, and appropriate manner.
Sixth teachers should not practice their teaching responsibilities while in the influence of
any substance that weakens their capability to perform their duties properly. Lastly,
teachers must present comprehensive and accurate information and
documentsregarding their professional status credentials, and related experiences.
Your Reflections

1. How do you feel about the policies and guidelines concerning teachers? How will
you respond to them in the future?
We believed that the policies and guidelines for teachers conforms the equity of profits
as teachers have done their duties and obligations. Both of us will solely follow the
policies and guidelines of the school to where we teach in the future. We adhere on
highly dignifying our profession as a part of our personal growth and professional
development. And, we will abide to the disciplinary procedures as declared by law
whenever necessary.

2. What insights/realization did you have about the demands of being a


professional teacher? How will you meet these challenging demands in the
future?
A professional teacher is expected to meet the needs of his/her of students in attaining
their learning target. We realized that as a teacher you should be flexible in handling the
inevitable obstacles that occurs every day. He/she must ensure that he/she can met of
what is expected to him/her in accomplishing tasks that is pertinent with his/her teaching
community and the community outside the school premises. Because of the emerging
technology in our generation these days, teachers should be knowledgeable also in the
use of IT based teaching. Teaching strategies that encounters with the diversity of
learners shall observe the importance of multiculturalism inside the classroom. The
consideration of the classroom as your global community must be prior to you as a
teacher because, you can visualize your classroom as the place to where world
standards in teaching is applicable. There are more things that teachers should
consider in achieving their overall purpose. Those mentioned are just a few of them. Me
and my partner shall do our best in achieving those as we go on to our paths in
becoming professional educators in the future.

3. What are your values and strengths that can help you become a true
professional?
Daniela: I strongly believe that teachers should teach passionately as it is their duty and
calling to do so. Being passionate in what you do and enjoying the things that you will
learn is somewhat the reasons why Im always excited in going to school every day.
While Im still a student, I want to supplement myself with enough knowledge and skills
that Ill hone until I engage in the field of teaching. Practicing my communication skills
verbally and even in writing are one of my existing talents. Still there are necessary
improvements and further skills that needs a lot of time for me to harness. I think that
my only advantage in the field ismy practices in studying which makes me prepared in
developing focus to professionalism. Maybe the reason also why I always get
disadvantageous in acquiring skills is because of my lack of confidence and enthusiasm
to attend to activities I know Im not capable of. Even so, Ill try my best to be successful
in continuing personal growth and professional development which would be of use as I
become a future teacher.
Mylene:I guess my advantages towards professionalism is that I am an ideal leader and
I possess empathy which is an ingredient in stimulating a good relationship towards my
future students. I believe that as a teacher, you should treat your students equally and
learn their uniqueness as individuals in the society. Im also the type of teacher who
kindly understands my students hardships towards their studies because I myself have
experienced such difficulties when Im still a student. That is why, my approach is to
provide them a child friendly environment. As to my good leadership, Im confident in
maintaining good governance inside my future classroom. I have set my goals on giving
good instructions together with policies and guidelines in my classroom so that, they will
be able to follow these protocols and obey so that, classroom environment will be
maintained harmoniously.