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.
By Queena N. Lee-Chua
“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?”
By Marivic C. Faicol
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.
By Marnelli A. Bautista
Many schoolchildren struggle with reading and need specific intervention. The right kind of help is only possible after an intensive reading assessment.
By Gianna R. Montinola
Marina Marquez dedicated her life to education, from the time she joined Assumption College in 1960 as an English teacher for Grades 3, 4 and 7.