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.
By Bianca Angelien Aban Claveria
Your heart starts to beat uncontrollably fast, and sweat beads slowly form and trickle down the sides of your face. Your hands slightly tremble, and your knees start to quiver. You cast a pleading look at your seat mate, who manages only a weak and helpless smile. With the remaining strength and pride left in you, you slowly lift your face to your professor, and say: I am sorry, sir, I don’t know the answer.