By Christopher Ryan Maboloc
The idea of competition in the Philippine education system embodies the theory of the “selfish gene” as espoused by Richard Dawkins.
By Michael L. Tan
October 5 was World Teachers Day, with many events held to pay tribute to members of this noble profession.
October is Teachers Month. It is time to once again recognize “Our Teachers, Our Heroes” for painstakingly molding our nation by inculcating love of country among their pupils and students and making every Filipino a hero.
To continue to teach well into the 21st century, our teachers who began teaching in a kinder, gentler time have to rewire their brains to respond to the structures, functions and connections presented by technology. How else can they teach their students the literacies that education experts say are needed to be successful in the modern world?
By Randolph N. Arante
It was in second grade when we were taught to multiply numbers. Memorizing the multiplication table was like being forced to swallow a spoonful of bitter paracetamol syrup that our parents forced into our mouth: excruciating, stomach-churning.