Education—a single word that branches out to countless opportunities and prospects that can lead each and every individual to a greater and brighter future. Learning is one of our sources of gaining and being enlightened with knowledge, development and improvement that is of course given to us by our facilitators or teachers.
Yet, we cannot say that we gain knowledge only inside our schools, but rather in the daily basis of our lives—this could possibly be when we encounter new things if we are currently facing a challenge or when we have successfully conquered one. According to the late Ernie Baron “Knowledge is power without knowledge walang power” and so does the person whom hold this treasure.
We all know that education is important for everyone, and it is essential for each to successfully attend school. It is truly important for it is our rope to the goals that we desire to reach, and without it, we wouldn’t be able to contribute to and within our society (Umali, 2014).
The 1987 Constitution gives every Filipino citizen the privilege to be educated and utilize the free education that each one deserves. It must provide quality education for all and will do everything to stretch out the farthest community to educate each Filipino citizen of the country as much as possible.
Providing formal and informal education in all kinds of citizen must be accessible to respond to the needs of each individual and the society. All educational institutions both public, private sector, sectarian or non-sectarian must consist on the study of constitutions and religion to promote patriotism and nationalism, foster love of humanity, respect for human rights, appreciation of the role of national heroes in the historical development of the values, develop moral character and personal discipline, encourage critical and creative thinking, broaden scientific and technological knowledge, and promote vocational efficiency.
Teaching and non-teaching personnel have their own role to be an educator on their own way.
Being in the profession of teaching, we assume a wide range of roles to support school and students’ success. Whether these roles are assigned formally or shared informally, building the entire school’s capacity to improve should be our concern because teachers can lead in a variety of ways since many teachers can serve as leaders among their peers.
Exhibiting multiple leadership to our peers, students and parents are sometimes overlapping, ways in a lot of ways. Some leadership roles are formal with designated responsibilities. Other more informal roles emerge as teachers interact with their peers. The variety of roles ensures that we find ways to lead that fit their talents and interests. Regardless of the roles we assume, teacher leaders shape the culture of the school, improve student learning, and influence practice among their peers (Harrison, C et al., 2007).
With all the multiple roles of a teacher, the scenario of having an ideal school having enough and adequate resources is also very important in learning. The right to education is already given from kindergarten to tertiary. But limited instructional materials and overloaded students in a classroom are things that needs to be improved.
Knowing all the areas that needs full attention, I think it is high time to evaluate and to take all these things seriously to have a full implementation of the policies and guidelines of DepEd. All of these go hand in hand with the teachers and the delivery in reaching out to those unreached kids.
With the limitations of all these things, teachers should look for ways to be more creative, innovative utilizing materials that can still be used for instruction.
The Philippines is on its way to incorporate the 21st learners learning new technologies and innovations that most of us is doing right now. Technology plays a big role in school because teachers can build innovative learning experiences with our students. It can create dynamic, student-centered, hands-on learning activities using PowerPoint as a replacement in the past, a transition using it as a tool, to enhance instruction with discussion, activities, and multimedia.
A passive teaching with bullet points to teaching with interactive lessons that engage students will be more interesting and fruitful for both the teacher and the pupils. In addition, (Lawrence A. , 2014) a school is not just about learning concepts; it is also a place where a foundation can be built for becoming upstanding adults.
Every school should set a tone of respect, honesty and genuine kindness for all students. Whether they like it or not, teachers are role models for students and can provide examples of good character every day in the classroom. Students’ notice what teachers do, say, tolerate, and how they handle challenges.
However, character building can also be done proactively through planned actions and activities within the classroom. These classroom activities will encourage students to develop and adopt quality ethical principles and behaviours that can last far beyond the classroom.