Saturday, January 28, 2023

Teachers are Frontliners

Teachers are front liners in the delivery of education for the youth. More than ever, the Department of Education ensures that their rights under the Magna Carta and other pertinent laws.

As front liners, too, in terms of information and dissemination regarding the coronavirus pandemic, they help encourage the students to adopt the concept of physical distancing and prioritize good health habits such as handwashing and keeping the immune system high.
Teachers help in communicating measures that prevent the spread of the virus and in alleviating fears and anxieties around the disease. The government should categorize teachers as front liners and be given priority to receive the first batch of the covid 19 vaccines. Such measures would ensure our school children will have a safe environment and ensure the stability of our education ecosystem. By getting vaccinated, teachers will have the confidence to go back to school instead of worrying about infecting their students.

Motivating Students To Love Math

One of the most difficult aspects of becoming a teacher is learning how to motivate your students. It is one of the most important. Students who are not motivated will not learn effectively. They won’t retain information, won’t participate, and may even become disrupted students. Students may be unmotivated; they feel that they have no interest in the subject. It may eventually come to light that students who appeared unmotivated actually have difficulty learning and need special attention while motivating them can be difficult.

Motivated students are more excited to learn and participate; as teachers, we need to do different and participate; as teachers, we need to do different strategies. Motivating students to be enthusiastically receptive is one of the most aspects of mathematics instruction and critical aspect in any curriculum. Effective teachers focus attention on the less interested students as well as the motivated ones. When the students are challenged intellectually, react with enthusiasm. The problem must definitely lead to a lesson and within reach of students’ ability. Teach your students to have a growth mindset. The first step to helping your students love math is to help them realize that they can get better.

Guided Inquiry Learning

For many students, traditional classroom learning makes them bored and unengaged. As a result, they aren’t entirely learning the subjects being taught. We all have a general goal: to help students learn to their advantage in the future, ensuring they are engaged with any material they are learning during classes. Sometimes, it’s easier said than done. Nowadays, we have a lot of learning styles; these styles help students learn according to what’s best for them.

Guided inquiry is a type of inquiry-based learning where a teacher provides scaffolding to guide the students through their inquiries. In this type of learning allows students to be in control of their learning. The teacher can let the students create investigations, ask questions, do the research study, distill information in order to hone their critical thinking skills. This type of learning is not really new or different from other student-led learning; instead, it is a way for learners to learn from multiple sources of information, using that information in figuring out on their own and finding a solution to problems.
It also has a lot of benefits for students. The foremost benefits are that they will feel motivated to learn and gain higher-level thinking skills like reasoning or evaluating. Moreover, this learning type enables students to retain more information. When they are hands-on with exploration, they’re excited about what to do and what the results will be; having a lot of questions means they are curious, which is a first step towards gaining knowledge and formulate new ideas. Guided-inquiry takes practice; you’ll know it’s worth it when you see your students change from passive students into active learners. To teachers, there are many learning types to try, this is only one of them and it’s worth to try.