Look­ing with Per­spec­tive

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Jack­e­line Pineda-Mer­ano

As I stepped foot in my new school back in Au­gust 17, 2018, ini­tially I con­ducted an as­sess­ment of what is needed to be done for im­prove­ment.

This is the first phase at which one can start a new jour­ney, get­ting to know the learn­ing com­mu­nity.

I noted the dif­fer­ent at­ti­tudes of the peo­ple whom I will be work­ing with. I ob­served there are in­tel­li­gent in­di­vid­u­als. Among these, on the other hand, felt like they were over and above the rest in terms of in­tel­lect.

I of­ten live with the phi­los­o­phy that in­tel­li­gence is noth­ing if one can­not even trans­fer the know-how to oth­ers.

There is the bossy type act­ing as the leader de­spite the hi­er­ar­chy in po­si­tion. It is good that lead­er­ship is there but when act­ing so with­out prior des­ig­na­tion is a lit­tle in­tol­er­a­ble.

At some point, there are those who love to de­bate on some poli­cies as if these are de­bat­able is­sues. In the ad­her­ence to the im­ple­men­ta­tion of poli­cies, these are to be im­ple­mented by heart and mind.

Stu­dents on the other hand wanted to es­cape school as if they are pris­on­ers barred from free­dom. They never re­al­ized the worth of a minute of learn­ing that is lost when they are out.

Even some of the stake­hold­ers find it hard to share a dime for the school’s pro­grams, projects and ac­tiv­i­ties.

All these and more, but targets are targets and have to be met. Strate­gic plan­ning is the key.

Slowly, a shift in the en­tire cul­ture is needed to embrace in­no­va­tive ideas. Only and if ev­ery­one works as a team, there will be hu­mon­gous change in the learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment that op­er­ates to re­as­sure a qual­ity and free ed­u­ca­tion for all.

The au­thor is Prin­ci­pal

I at Ga­ti­awin High School

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