According to Mark Twain, “We do not deal much in facts when we are contemplating ourselves.” The world has changed; it is tough out there, of that there can be no doubt. This world we have conspired to create is drastically different from the one our parents and grandparents knew. As we hurtle headlong at breakneck speed toward the millennium, we are caught up in the fastest-paced, most rapidly changing society in the history of humankind. Our world is like an unguided missile, with more speed than control.
As we live in the advanced technological advancement era, high school students nowadays are different in all aspects of their cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills. Because of the advancement of technology, students’life became more convenient for them; however there are a lot of things which needs to pay attention. Specifically, the kind of discipline we expect them to express in the school. There are a lot of issues arising students behaviour inside the classroom. The manner they approach to their fellow classmates and teachers are sometimes disappointing in nature.
It is said that “learning is a two way process” therefore, there should be an effort not only on the part of the teacher but also with the students. Underlining this principle teachers in Secondary schools are mandated to give emphasis not only in curriculum but also at the extent of developing students’behaviour.
As we embark the new curriculum, in the spectrum of student centered approach, high school teachers give value to their capabilities and talents to be showcased, highlighting the essence of their individuality. The integration of values education in all subjects is necessary to mould students’character. Discipline is the highlight of true education.
When the discipline of the students takes charge in all aspect of learning, there will be high success rate to the educative institution. It reflects that teachers are effective and competent in status. Classroom management is very significant and delicate when teaching high school students. Their attitude or behaviour is a reflection on the kind of instruction we are giving to our learners.
— oOo— The author is SST II at Duquit High Schoo, Division of Mabalacat City
There is something inherently satisfying, even pleasureable in learning new facts , understanding new ideas, and using new expressions to communicate this learning. Even more so when you know that the new learning is going to be useful in your life.
Science is never static. It is always discovering, uncovering, and putting together new ideas, new ways of looking at the natural and man-built environment and events therein.
Science is bringing to the fore the intricate interrelationship between the biophysical and the socio-cultural dimensions of our world, over environment. The artificial barriers between the pure and the applied sciences are crumbling down.
Science is recognize as important tools in economic development and socio-cultural change, particularly in developing countries such as ours. It is used in our everyday life, industry and its relevance to food, health, agriculture and many others. It is also integrates values and attitudes toward environment and resource conservation and protection.
Man has been able to make his life more pleasant and enjoyable. He has been using machineries in industry, appliances in household chores, reach the farthest parts of the country in an hour or so by plane, captured wild animals and caged them in zoos. And to breed plants and animals for better yield. So many changes were brought by science, and all these things will affect the way of life. Changed the kinds of clothes people wear, ways of getting food, type of dwelling they live in, and even the way they communicate, its because of the modern technology we experience today.
Life has changed in so many ways and the way of life made easy and all of these, it’s because of science. — oOo— The author is Teacher III at Justino Sevilla High School, Arayat, Pampanga