OUR QUESTION: What advice will you give a brand new teacher?
My 10 tips for brand new teachers: 1. Come to school ready with your lesson plan and instructional materials; 2. Organize your classrooms well; 3. Know your pupils; 4. Be friendly yet firm; 5. Be punctual; 6. Seek the advice of seasoned and experienced teachers; 7. Know your subject matter well; 8. Keep communication lines with parents open; 9. Establish classroom rules and routines; 10. Be simple and pleasing.
ROSE ANN B. PAMINTUAN – PASIG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Be brave in facing the new challenges of our educational system. Try to use your time, talent, and treasure to inspire and educate the Filipino youth. Don’t be afraid to reinvent the system in order to make a difference.
AMCY M. ESTEBAN – LEGARDA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, MANILA
Treat students as individuals. Never stereotype. Know your needs and strengths. The teacher has to acknowledge that each student has different foundations and cultures, so capitalize on their character, interests, and needs.
ISAH ILUSTRISIMO CERAON – MASAMBONG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL,QUEZON CITY
Brand new teachers should already visualize the real scenario of being a teacher in the public school. They must be willing to sacrifice and devote extra time and effort for the pupils in order to achieve the goal of the department.
JACQUELINE C. ARGAME – MUNTINLUPA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL,MUNTINLUPA CITY
Always be READY! Result-oriented with your tasks; Enthusiastic in the execution of your daily lessons; Advanced and updated on the newest trends in teaching; Diligent with your work; and can manage to have Youthful looks despite a stressful day. HAPPY TEACHING!
ROMMEL LOVENDINO-KALAWAAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL,PASIG CITY
Take all corners of the school as a venue for more learning, self-improvement, realization, and inspiration because you are there to deal with people—the most interesting creatures on earth.
ADELAIDA P. PALACIO-GUADALUPE VIEJO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Be prepared during observation—remember that first impressions last. Ask colleagues for advice when there are issues and concerns with the pupils or subject matter that you are not sure how to handle. Don’t go to school unprepared. Be confident of the lessons you need to tackle.
LYNEVE DE GUZMAN-KALAWAAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL,PASIG CITY
My advice to a new teacher is to follow the three Hs of teaching: use your HEAD to impart knowledge to your kids; use your HANDS to guide your kids to excellence; use your HEART to teach your kids affectionately and make learning fun for them.
FERNANDO PAGSIBIGAN,- DR. A. ALBERT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL,MANILA
A new teacher must be confident that she can teach. She must be willing to share her talents, time, values, faith, and resources without counting the cost. She must be humble and unafraid to admit she doesn’t know it all. She must also be eager to keep growing and be respectful to all.
JENNY DIVINA GRACIA- EDEL QUINN CHILD DEVELOPEMENT CENTER,PASIG CITY
Attend a lesson study program to help improve her teaching methods by working with other teachers, examining and critiquing one another’s teaching techniques. Our school is a part of this program and I found out that this is very effective. The monthly lesson study is a collaborative lesson planning session held once a month in preparation for a particular lesson the following month. They can also approach the master teachers to be their mentor or guide. Master teachers can provide advice or guidance for new teachers who may have queries.
MARJORIE LOMEDA DELATADO-TANDANG SORA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL