FEATURE ARTICLES

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BRAINS AND BRAWNS OF LEADERSHIP IN AVENGERS

          The movie Avengers Endgame has a lot of people drawn into cinemas in the last few weeks and has already shattered box-office results in a span of several days. Millennials can learn a thing or two about the characters developed in the movie Avengers Endgame.

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THE EPITOME OF A GENUINE LEADER

          Since time immemorial, leaders around the globe had been viewed as a ruler, someone who sits comfortable in a throne and being held in high regard with which they claim such vast power over their subordinates. Time had passed and some remained in that mindset while others changed the course of what a true leader should be.

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WHEN IS TEACHING EFFECTIVENESS EFFECTIVE?

          Teaching is a process of imparting knowledge, skills and attitude in order to bring about a desirable change in learners . When this kind of teaching took place by a teacher, the teaching delivered by the teacher has become effective.

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WHY IS THERE A NEED TO EVALUATE TEACHERS? PERFORMANCE?

          Pedagogical processes fortify education. New pedagogical approaches which are learner-friendly as well as inspiring and motivating are necessary. Teachers motivate students, develop their critical thinking, and nurture moral values (United Nations General Assembly on Human Rights Council, 2012).

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THE TEACHERS- THE KEY TO TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION

          Obviously, the teachers provide the key component in realizing transformative education. They embody the core of the process of education. The teachers’ commitment, dedication and creativity are decisive to the the success of transformative education. Recognizing this, progressive schools take priority investment in their teachers, providing them the proper support and condtions to develop and realize the goals of transformative education.

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THE ROLE OF RESEARCH IN TEACHER EDUCATION

          In today’s unending quest to improve the management of our educational school systems, one important but overlooked area is research. Considering that the prevailing principle for college teaching is “publish or perish”, most teachers do not heavily engage in research.

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SELF LOVE

          Being a teacher demands a lot of work. Unlike the traditional educators, teachers nowadays carry more responsibilities. They are not confined in the four walls of the classroom anywhere. They are pushed to go out their comfort zone and develop themselves – personally and professionally – through seminars and active workshops.

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CALL FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE

          Years of being in the education sector made me see so much: the insufficient number of classrooms to accommodate all the students comfortably, second-rate school facilities, scarcity of learning resources, and poverty showcased at its finest. Riding my motorcycle from one school to another somehow makes me compare each from the other one I have visited. There are times, I must admit, that my heart breaks because I know that all I can do is take notice of things that could have been done to the previous one to make it more like the last one I did see. Sharing my insights and experiences is nothing if it weren’t supported with enough funding and support, I know, so they all end up being just new sets of information, something to envy about, for the school where I teach. Even if my co-teachers and the administrators listen to me intently, we can do nothing more than proposing it to the department and wait for further actions to be taken.

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MANAGING A WELL DISCIPLINED CLASSROOM

          A survey among public school teachers about the largest threat to school safety revealed that most common response is a lack of cohesive culture and positive relationships between staff and students.

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EFFECTS OF LEADERSHIP IN LEARNING

          According to studies, effective education leadership makes a difference in improving learning. Leadership matters insofar as it is second to teaching which brings impact on student learning.

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BECOMING A TEACHER

          To be or not to be a teacher, that is the question and for all that has been said but have never actually been done, we have been trying to defend our choice to remain loyal to our profession as educators. It is not denied the fact we’re sometimes tempted to shift our gears towards better paying jobs here and abroad; because we’d be hypocrites if we do so. Rather, it is to reassure ourselves that we’re on the right track; and that we deserve to be here. As a teacher, I admit that there were times of doubt and disappointment in my chosen field. I asked myself too many times whether or not it is worth all the sacrifices I need to make. I question my fate as a public school teacher and had almost quit on it but I realized that it is my calling that I was born to share what I know to children entrusted to be in my class - I am always meant to be a teacher.

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COPING UP FROM WORK STRESS

What is Stress? Why do we get stressed? How do we overcome stress?

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LEAD BY EXAMPLE

          There are many types of leadership, and many techniques to become a successful leader.

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KEEP REINVENTING, KEEP LEARNING

          We often see ourselves getting bored or uninterested on what we do, especially if it is a job or task routinely done. Change is the only constant in this world. Change is reinvention.

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MAXIMIZING YOUR SELF AT WORK: MULTI-TASKING

          Multitasking – It is a word that we often hear especially from our bosses or superiors, Multi-tasking simply means doing one, two or several things at the same time. It is a very simple word to hear but it is a hard thing to perform especially if you are not used doing it.

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EIGHT HOUR WORKING DAY OVER FLEXI-TIME

          Recently, I have watched news about the working hours of an employee consumed a day. Typically, the standard work day is around eight hours. Does it ever come up to your mind on how long do we have to work in a day? Generally, every person I know, including me, works around eight hours a day and that is one element of our life we can never change being in the government service. The Civil Service Commission (CSC Memorandum Circular No. 14, s. 1989) and Department of Education issued a memorandum circular and department order (DepEd Order No. 23, s. 2018 on the Implementation of the Flexible Working Hours for the Non-Teaching Personnel pursuant to Section 6, Rule XVII of the Omnibus Rules Implementing Book V of EO 292), respectively, adopting changing the eight hour norm working hour to “flexi-time”. DOLE also encouraged government offices and private companies to consider implementing a flexible work time system.

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