WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A TEACHER?
Teaching requires teachers to free themselves of rigid tasks and focus their efforts on improving teaching and learning.
Teaching six (6) hours a day covers 75% of the duty of the teacher a day because in school, learning should be given top priority. As the class adviser, I need to know what is happening outside the classroom so that I may know the needs of my learners. I will know how to deal and treat them.
Increasing the proficiency level of the learners and meeting the targeted competencies are the goals of every teacher. If these will be achieved, there is no doubt that we can produce globally competitive learners. This can be done by being prepared everyday through a well-planned lesson. Thus, 21st century learners can be developed.
As a teacher, I play a vital role in improving learners’ performance by appreciating them. Supporting them morally can help increase their potential and strengthen their confidence.
The author is Master Teacher I at Alasas Elementary School