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FS 6 On Becoming A Teacher

Episode 1
THE TEACHER AS A PERSON
Name of FS Student: Francis Luke C. Arlos

Course: BEED Year & Section: IV

Resource Teacher 1 ___________________________________ Signature ___________

Cooperating School _______________________________________________________

Introduction
“Teachers are born” an old saying goes. What attributes or qualities
should you posses to indicate that you would be an effective teacher in the
future? If you are born a teacher, you will find some of your qualities that are
befitting of a teacher. Let us find out in this episode.

My Target
● Deeper understanding of a Teacher as a Person
● Knowledge of myself as a Person who will become a teacher

My Concrete Experience

1. Who am I as a person? Do I have personal qualities that would make me a better teacher someday?
2. With the use of the checklist find out your personal characteristics which would help you make become a good
teacher. The qualities listed are few of the many attributes needed but the list given you would suffice.
Look into yourself very well and answer each item very honestly. All your answers are correct, so you don’t need
to worry.
Name: _____________________________ School: ________________________ Sem: ________

AM I THIS PERSON?
Bilbao, 2010

Below are indicators of personal qualities which may describe you. Place a / mark on the blank before each item if
the indicator fits you most of the time or an × mark if the description does not fit you most of the time.
___________ 1. I am mentally alert.
___________ 2. I make correct decisions.
___________ 3. I give attention to details.
___________ 4. I analyze every situation.
___________ 5. I am quick to make solutions.
___________ 6. I maintain poise.
___________ 7. I remain undisturbed under pressure.
___________ 8. I hold my anger.
___________ 9. I am calm in the midst of chaos.
___________ 10. I maintain dignity.
___________ 11. I am very imaginative.
___________ 12. I create new things.
___________ 13. I like to try out new things.
___________ 14. I accept responsibility and do it well.
___________ 15. I utilize to the maximum every material.
___________ 16. I have happy disposition.
___________ 17. I appreciate other people.
___________ 18. I am tolerant of other persons.
___________ 19. I am kind and sympathetic.
___________ 20. I help voluntarily.
___________ 21. I adjust to different situations.
___________ 22. I look at the brighter side of life.
___________ 23. I enjoy the company of others.
___________ 24. I laugh at my own mistakes.
___________ 25. I can adjust to any group as a member.
___________ 26. I think that my suggestions are not always correct.
___________ 27. I do not consider myself as better than others.
_____________ 28. I treat everybody fairly.
_____________ 29. I see other’s opinion as different from mine.
_____________ 30. I give equal chance for everybody to be heard.
_____________ 31. I work beyond the objectives set.
_____________ 32. I do things without being told.
_____________ 33. I do not give up easily on the task.
_____________ 34. I set high goals for oneself.
_____________ 35. I work with a sense of urgency.
_____________ 36. I feel sure of what I do.
_____________ 37. I work for others.
_____________ 38. I initiate to do the job for all.
_____________ 39. I assume responsibility with confidence.
_____________ 40. I work to succeed.
_____________ 41. I am pleasant in action, words and appearance.
_____________ 42. I am neat and clean as a person.
_____________43. I dress up appropriately.
_____________ 44. I am simple, beautiful/handsome.
_____________ 45. I am appealing to others.
_____________ 46. I treat everybody with courtesy.
_____________ 47. I behave appropriately in occasions.
_____________ 48. I select social functions to attend.
_____________ 49. I use appropriate language.
_____________50. I adjust comfortably in a crowd.
_____________ 51. I have deep concern for others.
_____________ 52. I am always willing to share.
_____________ 53. I volunteer to do task for others.
_____________ 54. I give up personal time for the group.
_____________ 55. I work for the group even without assurance in return.
_____________ 56. I am fair in giving judgment.
_____________ 57. I am consistent in words and actions.
_____________ 58. I am punctual in attendance.
_____________ 59. I am sincere in giving suggestions.
_____________ 60. I extend help to many others.

Number of checks in each cluster (Min – 1 Max -5)

Personal Attributes Cluster of Items Number of Check Interpretation


Marks

1. Intelligence 1-5

2. Emotional Stability 6-10

3. Resourcefulness 11-15

4. Compassion 16-20

5. Bouyancy 21-25

6. Objectiveness 26-30

7. Self-Motivation 31-35

8. Self-Confidence 36-40

9. Pleasantness 41-45

10. Refinement 46-50

11. Cooperativeness 51-55

12. Reliability 56-60

Legend for Interpretation: 5-Very High; 4-High; 3-Average; 2-Low; 1-Very Low
My Observations

Your concrete experience, enabled you to describe, what you are as a person. The qualities reflect who you are.
Make a similar observation of all the teachers in school. Your observation will be done through a survey and will produce
empirical evidences. This observation method will enhance your skills to collect data, like when you are doing a research.
You will be provided with a Survey Checklist for you to reproduce. Make proper request from these teachers who
will become your respondents.

Tabulate the results in the matrix found below:


Personal Attributes
T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 Ave Desc

1. Intelligence

2. Emotional
Stability

3. Resourcefulness

4. Compassion

5. Bouyancy

6. Objectiveness

7. Self-motivation

8. Self-confidence

9. Pleasantness

10. Refinement

11. Cooperativeness

12. Reliability

Questions:

1. Which of the twelve attributes is the highest among the teachers? _________________________
2. Which of the twelve attributes is the lowest among the teachers? _________________________
3. How many teachers are low in emotional stability? _________________________
4. How many teachers are high in compassion? _________________________
5. What six attributes are found to be strong among the teachers? _________________________
6. What six attributes are found to be weak among the teachers? _________________________
7. What interesting observations can you spot from the other data not asked?_______________________

Use the information from your personal results and those of the teachers in making your reflections that follow.

My Reflections

After studying the results of your teacher survey, write down your reflections on the following situations reported
to have happened in the school setting.

1. Why are some teachers reported to have bumped a learner’s head on the wall or made a child swallow scratch paper or
pencil filings? What attribute do you think is low for this teacher?
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2. Why do you think some teachers are better loved by students than others?
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3. If you were to choose, which personal attributes should all teachers possess? Why?
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My Future Application

Using what I have learned in this episode, when I become a teacher, I should..........
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Episode 2
THE TEACHER’S PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
Name of FS Student _______________________________________________________

Course __________________________________ Year & Section ___________________

Resource Teacher 1 ___________________________________ Signature ___________

Cooperating School _______________________________________________________

Introduction
What do you firmly believe about schools and education? This episode will
clarify your belief or philosophy about teaching and education.

Perhaps you have already decided that you would become a teacher. Your
belief or philosophy of teaching will explain your actions as a future teacher. The
foundations of all that you do in school and in teaching is usually based on a strong
belief called philosophy of education.

My Target
● Clear understanding of my philosophy of teaching and education
● Identify teacher’s leanings on the different educational philosophies

My Concrete Experience
This activity will enable you to ask yourself about the different future practices or actions that you will do in
teaching. You may not have done it yet, but if you become a teacher what would be your response to each item? Your
answers will identify what your philosophy of education is all about.
Answer each item in the Survey questionnaire very honestly. After you have answered each item, record your
answers and look at the interpretation that follows.
After you have answered the questionnaire yourself, you are to ask two teachers to do the same activity
WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION?
(based on Sadker & Sadker, 1998 Teachers, Schools and Society, 2nd Ed)

Each of us has a philosophy of education or a set of fundamental beliefs regarding hoe we think schools should be
run. What is your philosophy of education? To find out, read each of the following statements about the nature of
education. Decide whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Use the following numbers to express your
response:
1 Disagree strongly 2 Disagree
3 Agree 4 Agree strongly

________1. The student learning should be centered around basic subjects such as reading, writing,
history, math and science.
________2. The school subjects should focus on great thinkers of the past.
________3. Many students learn best by engaging in real – world activities rather than reading.
________4. The students should be permitted to determine their own curriculum.
________5. Subject matter is taught effectively when it is broken down into small parts.
________6. The school subjects should be determined by information that is essential for all students to
know.
________7. Schools, above all, should develop students’ abilities to think deeply, analytically, and
creatively; than develop their social skills or provide them with a useful body of knowledge
about the ever-changing world.
________8. Teaching should prepare students for analyzing and solving the types of problems they will
face outside the classroom.
________9. Reality is determined by each individual’s perceptions. There is no objective and universal
reality.
________10. People are shaped much more by their environment than by their genetic dispositions
or the exercise of their free will.
________11. Students should not be promoted from one grade to the next until they have read and
mastered certain key material.
________12. An effective education is not aimed at the immediate needs of the students or society.
________13. The curriculum of a school should be built around the personal experiences and needs of the
students.
________14. Students who do not want to study much should not be required to do so.
________15. Programmed learning is an effective method of teaching information.
________16. Academic rigor is an essential component of education.
________17. All students, regardless of ability, should study more or less the same curriculum.
________18. Art classes should focus primarily on individual expression and creativity.
________19. Effective learning is unstructured and informal.
________20. Students learn best through reinforcement.
________21. Effective schools assign a substantial amount of homework.
________22. Education should focus on the discussion of timeless questions such as “What is beauty?”
or “What is truth?”
________23. Since students learn effectively through social interaction, schools should plan for
substantial social interaction in their curricula.
________24. The purpose of school is to help students understand themselves and find the meaning
of their existence.
________25. Frequent objective testing is the best way to determine what students know.
________26. Countries must become more competitively economically with other countries hence
schools must bolster their academic requirements to facilitate such competition.
________27. Students must be taught to appreciate learning primarily for its own sake, because it will
help them in their careers.
________28. Schools must place more emphasis on teaching about concerns of minorities and women.
________29. Each person has free will to develop as he or she sees fit.
________30. Reward students well for learning and they will remember and be able to apply what they
learned, even if they do not understand why the information is worth knowing.
________31. Philippine schools should attempt to instill traditional Filipino values in students.
________32. Teacher-guided discovery of profound truths is a key method of teaching students.
________33. Students should be active participants in the learning process.
________34. There are no external standards of beauty. Beauty is what an individual decides it to be.
________35. We can place a lot of faith in our schools and teachers to determine which student
behaviours are acceptable and which are not.
________36. Schools must provide students with a firm grasp of basic facts regarding the books,
people, and events that have shaped the Filipino heritage.
________37. Philosophy is ultimately at least as practical a subject to study as is computer science.
________38. Teachers must stress for students the relevance of what they are learning for their lives
outside, as well as inside, the classroom.
________39. It is more important for a student to develop a positive self-concept than to learn specific
concept.
________40. Learning is more effective when students are given frequent tests to determine what they
have learned.

Note: Photocopy two copies of this instrument. Request two teachers to answer the remaining questionnaire.
Tabulate all the answers in the Matrix provided.
Now that you have responded to all 40 items, write the number of the response to each statement in the matrix
below. Add the numbers in each column to determine your attitude and those of the two teachers toward key educational
philosophies.

My Philosophy of Education
Essentialism Perennialism Progressivism Essentialism Behaviorism
ite S T1 T2 ite S T1 T2 ite S T1 T item S T1 T item S T1 T2
m m m 2 2
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20
26 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35
36 37 38 39 40
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My Observations

Visit a teacher in a school and observe what school/classroom activities reflect his/her philosophy of education
while she is teaching. Identify and describe teacher’s action or behaviour and match each with the identified educational
philosophy.

1. Observed actions of a teacher who is a progressivist:


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2. Observed actions of a teacher who is a behaviourist:


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My Reflections

Based on your concrete experience and the actions of the teacher you have observed, how important is your
philosophy of education to your future career as a teacher? How would your experiences and observations contribute to
your becoming a teacher?
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My Future Application

Using the first hand experiences in this activity, how will I use these when I become a teacher in the future?

a. In teaching and learning


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Episode 3
THE TEACHER IN A SCHOOL SETTING
Name of FS Student _______________________________________________________

Course __________________________________ Year & Section ___________________

Resource Teacher 1 ___________________________________ Signature ___________

Cooperating School _______________________________________________________

Introduction
A teacher as a professional will always be found in a school setting. There
will be no school without the teacher because a teacher’s official working place is a
school. A school is an institution where learning occurs under the guidance of a
professional called the teacher.
You will also find yourself in one of these schools when you become a full
fledged teacher.
How does a teacher operate or function in a school setting? How will a teacher
manage the physical as well as the psychological environment in the school?

My Target
● Description of a typical school day of a teacher
● Enduring understanding of the teacher’s role in creating a conducive learning
environment in the school

My Concrete Experience
This experiential learning episode will take you to the actual school setting. Here you will spend more time
making observations and talking to your Resource Teacher. The steps that will guide you in your journey in this episode
are as follows:

1. Interview your resource teacher in a school.


2. Secure the teacher’s program. Study the time schedule and the activities.
3. Make classroom observation at a certain period of the day’s activities.

Based on the daily program, find out what the teacher is supposed to do during the time of your visit. Observe
what the teacher is doing. Take note of the different activities.

Copy the Class Program of the Teacher here:

Name of the Teacher _________________________________________________


Name of the School __________________________________________________
District of __________________________________________________________
Division of _________________________________________________________

CLASS PROGRAM
Grade ____________

Period Minutes Learning Activities

Morning

NOON INTERMISSION
Afternoon
Interview the teacher to verify the class program

My Observations

At the time you are in school, what significant observations have you made?

Areas of Focus for Observation in the School Setting My Observation

Physical Setting

1. Classroom Arrangement

2. Bulletin Board Display

3. School Playground

4. Learning Resource Center

Socio-Psychological Setting

1. Class Routines

2. Teacher Activities

3. Learners Activities

4. Co-Curricular Activities

5. Extra-Curricular Activities
My Reflections

Based on the teacher’s program, your observations and your interviews, would you now see teaching to be full
time job? Why? Why not?
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How do you feel about the teacher’s workplace? Are the conditions, healthy for the welfare of both learners and
teachers?
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Do you find the relationships of the teachers and the learners pleasant? Explain your answer.
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My Future Application

How can I improve the school setting that I have observed when I become a teacher?

1. Classroom Arrangement
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2. Bulletin Board Display
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3. School Playground
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4. Classroom Routines
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5. Teacher Activities
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6. Co-Curricular Activities
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7. Extra-Curricular Activities
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Episode 4
THE TEACHER IN THE COMMUNITY
Name of FS Student _______________________________________________________

Course __________________________________ Year & Section ___________________

Resource Teacher 1 ___________________________________ Signature ___________

Cooperating School _______________________________________________________

Introduction
In the Philippines, the government has built schools in almost all strategic
barangays, town or city. This is done to provide access and equal opportunity for
every school child to achieve quality education. At present, there are more than half
a million public school teachers deployed in all these schools throughout the
country. The school and the teacher in every school have very crucial
responsibilities in contributing to the change and development in every community.

My Target
● Community data from Rapid Appraisal Survey
● List of identified community resources available for use by the teachers in the
school.
My Concrete Experience

ACTIVITY 1 – RAPID COMMUNITY SURVEY

This activity shall be done preferably during the weekend, when the community people are at their homes.
Permission to conduct the community survey should be secured from your teacher. The same permission shall be asked
from the Barangay Officials.
It is suggested that this activity will be made by groups of six, to facilitate the collection of the data. As a group,
you will enhance your understanding of the community situation which you will survey. In a way, this will be your
community immersion activity.

Here are the steps:

1. Report to the Barangay Captain or Punong Barangay upon arrival in the community.
2. Peruse a community map to find out the area you are going to cover.
3. Secure available information from the records of the Barangay Secretary.
4. Provide the opportunity to go around the barangay for visual observation.
5. Interview some folks from whom you can secure or verify the data.

Activity 1 – RAPID COMMUNITY APPRAISAL

Name of the School in the Barangay: ___________________________________________________________


Name of the Barangay: ______________________________ Type: _______ Rural _______ Urban
Name of the Town/Municipality: ___________________________________________________________
Name of the Province/City: __________________________________________________________________

I. Barangay Location

1. Distance from the City (in Km) _______________


2. Distance from the College where enrolled _______________

II. Demography

1. Population: ____________
2. Number of Households: ____________
3. Number of School-going children: ____________

III. Physical Features (Please check)


1. Lowland __________
2. Upland __________
3. Mountainous __________
4. Coastal __________

IV. Facilities (Please check)

1. School _________ 7. Cooperative Store _________


2. Community Center _________ 8. Church/Chapel _________
3. Plaza _________ 9. Electricity _________
4. Health Center _________ 10. Drinking Water Supply ___
5. Market _________ 11. Reading Center _________
6. Road Network _________ 12. Others (Specify) _________

V. Agricultural Resources (Please check)

1. Rice fields _________ 7. Forest trees ___________


2. Cornfields _________ 8. Bananas ___________
3. Sugarcane Fields _________ 8. Root crops ___________
4. Coconut palms _________ 9. Live stocks ___________
5. Fruit trees _________ 10. Fisheries ___________

VI. Commercial Resources (Please check)

1. Sari-sari stores __________ 6. Factory ____________


2. Trading center __________ 7. Machine shops _____
3. Rural banks __________ 8. Beauty parlor ____________
4. Cooperative stores __________ 9. Bookstore ____________
5. Carinderia/Restaurant __________ 10. Others (specify) _____

VII. Common Means of Transportation (Please check)

1. Jeepney _________ 5. Bicycle ____________


2. Bus _________ 6. Horseback ____________
3. Tricycle _________ 7. Animal driven transpo_____
4. Trisikad _________ 8. Others (specify) _____

VIII. Development Programs in the Barangay

1. Brigada Eskwela _____________


2. Clean and Green _____________
3. Gulayan ng Bayan _____________
4. Peace and Order _____________
5. Others (please list) _____________

IX. Annual Community Activities (Please check)

1. Barangay Fiesta _____________


2. Community Festival _____________
3. Sports Festival _____________
4. Search for Miss Barangay _____________
5. Christmas Celebration _____________
6. Others (please list) _____________

X. Other significant information about the community

My Observations

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Activity 2 – Interview of the School Teacher

Your second concrete experience will be to visit the school in the Community which you surveyed. Interview a
Resource Teacher.

In your interview, you may ask your Resource Teacher the following questions:

1. What school activities do you conduct that allow participation of the people in the barangay?
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2. Are there community activities that you, as teachers join? Please name. Do your pupils also join these activities?
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3. What learning do your pupils gain from the participation?


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4. What does the community benefit from joining in your school activities?
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5. As per observation, are the lessons that you taught in the school transferred to the homes or the community?
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6. What community resources have you used in your teaching?


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My Reflections

1. Describe the data that you have gathered from your community survey.

Make a short narrative below describing the data which you gathered. Present 1-2 pictures of the community or
barangay in your photo essay.

Barangay ____________________________

The School’s Community

2. Make a narrative report on the interview that you have done with the teacher.

School-Community Collaboration

View of a Teacher
After making a survey of the barangay and interviewing the teacher, answer the following questions and reflect on
each.

1. Which resources that you have identified are present in the community? Can these be utilized in your teaching? How?
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My Future Application

Based on Experiential Learning episode 4, I should do the following when I become a teacher.
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Episode 5
THE GLOBAL TEACHER
Name of FS Student _______________________________________________________

Course __________________________________ Year & Section ___________________

Resource Teacher 1 ___________________________________ Signature ___________

Cooperating School _______________________________________________________

Introduction
Teaching is a respectable profession all over the world. The status of teachers
has been comparable in all parts of the globe, hence each year, there is a celebration
of the WORLD TEACHER’S DAY!
This alone would tell us, the recognition and honor given to the best
profession of all: TEACHING. A teacher is an extra-ordinary person in whose
hands lies the future of the world, hence any teacher regardless of the country of
origin should be a GLOBAL TEACHER or a TEACHER of the WORLD.
Thus you, too, should have qualities, skills, knowledge, views, with wider
breadth and deeper sense because you, too, will be a global teacher.
My Target
● Identified competencies of the global Filipino teacher
● Knowledge of other countries teachers’ competencies and requirements as
professional.

My Concrete Experience

Activity 1 – The Filipino Global Teacher

Let us begin with ourselves, the Filipino teachers. Why are Filipino teachers doing very well in classrooms and
schools outside our country? Many of them are awarded as exemplar teachers, best teachers and model teachers. They are
honoured by the school, parents and community as well. Would you like to be a global teacher, too, someday?

A Filipino teacher should be equipped with personal and professional qualities and competencies of the Effective
Teacher. These competencies are enshrined in the National Competency-Based Teacher Standards (NCBTS) of the
Philippines.

Let us see, what competencies our Filipino public school teachers possess in terms of the domains and strands of
the NCBTS-TSNA.

Here are the steps:


1. Request for an interview of a public school teacher.
2. Ask her/him about her/his Individual Profile on the NCBTS-TSNA Tool of the Deparment of Education.
3. Ask for information on the following:
1. In which of the seven domains do you find yourself HIGH?
2. In which of the seven domains do you find yourself LOW?
3. In which strand, are you an Expert? Experienced? Developing or Beginning?
4. Record the answers on the Matrix below:

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School:____________________________________________________________________
Grade Level:________________________________________________________________

NCBTS DOMAINS

NCBTS-TSNA DOMAINS DESCRIPTION


(HIGH or LOW)

Domain 1- Social Regard for Learning

Domain 2- Learning Environment

Domain 3- Diversity of Learners

Domain 4- Curriculum

Domain 5- Planning Assessing and Reporting

Domain 6- Community Linkages

Domain 7- Personal Growth & Professional Development

NCBTS STRANDS

STRANDS DESCRIPTION
(Expert, Experienced, Developing, Beginning)

1. Teacher’s actions demonstrate value for learning.

2. Demonstrates that learning is of different kinds.

3. Creates an environment that promotes learning.

4. Makes the classroom environment safe and conducive


for learning.

5. Communicates higher learning expectations to each


learner.

6. Establishes and maintains consistent standards.

7. Creates healthy psychological climate for learning.

8. Determines, understands and accepts the learners diverse


knowledge and experiences.

9. Demonstrates mastery of the subject.

10. Communicates clear learning goals for the lessons.

11. Makes good use of allotted instructional time.

12. Recognizes general learning processes and unique


processes of individual learners.

13. Promotes purposive study.


14. Demonstrates skills in the use of ICT.

15. Develops and utilizes creative and appropriate


instructional plan.

16. Develops and uses a variety of appropriate assessment


strategies to monitor and evaluate learning.

17. Monitors regularly and provides feedback on learners.

18. Communicates promptly and clearly to learners, parents


and superiors about progress of learners.

19. Teacher establishes learning environment that responds


to the aspirations of the community.

20. Takes pride in the nobility of the profession.

21. Builds professional links with colleagues to enrich


teaching practice.

22. Reflects on the extent of the attainment of professional


development goals

Activity 2 – Global Teachers The World Over

Activity 1 describes the competencies that a global Filipino Teacher should possess. Now, we need to also know
the competencies required of other teachers from other countries of the world.

Since we cannot travel physically to other countries, we can reach these places through the use of modern
technology like surfing the world wide web, interviews and use of other sources of information.

Search for the personal and professional competencies required of the teachers in the particular country below.
You may also interview a Filipino teacher who has taught in these countries.

Be guided by the Matrix given below:

Global Teacher from Other Countries

Name of Country Personal Qualities of Professional Qualities of Requirements to become


Teachers Teachers Professional Teacher

United States of America


New Zealand

Thailand

Indonesia

Australia

My Observations

Based on your personal interview of the Filipino Teacher on the competencies of the national standards for
teachers, has the teacher met the requirements? Explain
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If the NCBTS is the measure of a global teacher, can the teacher you interviewed meet the challenges of global
education? Why? Why not?
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Are there similarities or differences among teachers in other countries in terms of the standard requirements of a
professional teacher? Explain your answer.
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Would Filipino teachers be comparable to their fellow teachers in other countries? Explain your answer.
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My Reflection
Indeed, becoming a global teacher requires certain standards. As observed, there are more similar expectation of
teachers, all over the world.
As a pre-service teacher education student, how do you see yourself, ten years from now vis a vis the other
teachers from all over the world?
Can you meet the challenges of being a global teacher?
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My Future Application

How would you prepare yourself to become a global teacher?


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Episode 6
THE TEACHER AS A PROFESSIONAL
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Course __________________________________ Year & Section ___________________

Resource Teacher 1 ___________________________________ Signature ___________

Cooperating School _______________________________________________________

Introduction
There are fundamental requirements to meet to become a professional teacher.
One has to graduate a teacher education degree, pass the professional board
examination for teachers, officially called the Licensure Examination for Teachers
(LET), join professional organizations and abide by the Code of Ethics for
Professional Teachers. In addition, teachers must continuously grow in the
profession by undertaking continuing professional development activities.
My Target
● Clear description of a professional teacher
● Identified characteristics of a professional teacher.

My Concrete Experience

Conduct an interview with the teacher by asking the following questions:

1. Where did you graduate your degree? When?


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2. How did your University prepare you to become a good teacher?


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3. When did you pass the Licensure Examination for teachers? What was your passing rating?
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4. When did you start teaching in the public school?


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5. What makes you happy as a teacher?


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6. What disappoints you as a teacher?


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7. What professional development trainings have you participated in?


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8. Are you a member of a professional organization? What is the name of the organization?
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9. As a professional teacher, what Code of Conduct do you strictly follow? Can you name the specific behaviour that
should be followed to the utmost?
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10. What kind of teacher would you dream to become before you retire? Do you have a career path? Describe what kind
of professional teacher you are along the timeline presented below: Describe the point as: Beginning Teacher/ Inductee;
Developing Teacher/Young Professional; Mentor Teacher; Expert Teacher/Sterling

1-3 years in service


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4-10 years in service
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11-15 years in service
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15 years and above in service
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My Observations

From the answers given by the teacher you interviewed, is the teacher a professional teacher?

1. Why do you think so?


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2. Why don’t you think so?


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3. Can you find other teachers who are professional teachers among the teachers whom you know?
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4. What characteristics or qualities distinguish a professional teacher from a non-professional teacher?


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My Reflection
Considering that you will be a future professional teacher, what standards of behaviour should you uphold based
on the Code of Ethics for Professional Teachers?
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My Future Application

When I become a professional teacher, I should.............


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