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PLDT Gabay Guro gives biggest tribute to teachers


PLDT Gabay Guro (2G), the teacher advocacy group of the PLDT Smart Foundation (PSF) and PLDT Managers’ Club Inc., organized the biggest-ever tribute to teachers in celebration of the National Teachers’ Month.

Posted: October 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Learning | Read More »

World has chronic lack of trained teachers

Education Secretary Armin Luistro honors 7,500 teachers and administrators from Regions VI, VII and VIII in Victorias City, Negros Occidental province, on World Teachers’ Day. Also in attendance are Senate President Franklin Drilon, Mayor Francis Palanca, Rep. Alfredo Benitez, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., Metrobank Foundation president Chito Sobrepeña, Postmaster General Josie dela Cruz, Education Undersecretary Mario Deriquito, Bato Balani Foundation awardees and Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Teachers awardees. JAY TANWANGCO/CONTRIBUTOR

In the rush to fill the chronic, global shortage of teachers, many countries are sacrificing standards and undermining progress by hiring people with little or no training, concludes a new United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) policy paper, published on World Teachers’ Day 2014.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Rethinking procrastination


“Exams are approaching,” says my student Nena (not her real name). “I know I have to study, and I really want to. But when I open the textbook, I feel paralyzed. So I do other things first—check my Facebook
account, make a snack, play a game. I know I should not
delay. I know I should not cram. What should I do?”

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Student winners in environmental sustainability contests announced


Daisy Din Villanueva and Jeff Cordero of Colegio de la Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe won the top prize in the poster-making contest for elementary students to promote environmental sustainability awareness.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Measurement aids thoughtful teaching


Many schoolchildren struggle with reading and need specific intervention. The right kind of help is only possible after an intensive reading assessment.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »