Monday, July 4, 2016

Why Do Teachers Need to Plan their Lessons and Prepare DLL

By:  Gilbert M. Forbes

Teacher's Guides (TG's) are only guides. It is suggestive but not prescriptive. It is definitely not Lesson Plan (LP). As teachers therefore, we still need to plan our lessons to insure that it fits well with our classes. "Planning is one of the most important project management and time management
techniques. Planning is preparing a sequence of action steps to achieve specific goal. It is like a map. When following a plan, you can always see how much you have progressed towards your project goal and how far you are from your destination. Knowing where you are is essential for making good decisions on where to go or what to do next,"- (What is Planning and Why We Need to Plan?

All those things mentioned about planning is not contained in our TG's. However, LP preparation though the most ideal is very time consuming. So after more than a decade of struggle to move away from the rigors of LP preparations but not necessarily lost its essence, the Daily Lesson Log was introduced by DepEd so that time lost will be directed in studying the content of the lesson and the preparation of instructional materials.

DLL is a much simplified LP for it contains official record of activities, instruction and learning experiences written in a systematic way.

DO 42, s. 2016 explained it clearly that its aim is to support teachers in organizing and managing their classes and lessons effectively and efficiently and ensure the achievement of learning outcomes. Preparing for lessons through the Daily Lesson Log (DLL) or Detailed Lesson Plan (DLP) provides teachers with an opportunity for reflection on what learners need to learn, how learners learn, and how best to facilitate the learning process.

At first, because of its length, DLL preparation will require additional 50% or even double the time required viz the old DLL but its only while we are still new to it but sooner, as we became used to it and learned techniques of doing shortcuts, it will be easier.

For the meantime, let us just do and learn from doing it. A blessed Sunday folks. May God continuously shine on us!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

2016 Graduation Message of Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC


Congratulations to our dear graduates for reaching this significant milestone in your lives. Let this achievement also be generously shared among school administrators and personnel, teachers, and parents who have given a part of themselves to ensure this success for our young learners.

This day holds more significance because it comes at a time when the Philippine education system is undergoing the biggest education reform in the country, the K to 12 Program. With its full implementation come June 2016, we send you off to another journey of your lives—with our hearts filled with hope that we have given you the quality education you deserve, one that is inclusive, relevant and holistic.

This year’s theme “Kabataang Mula sa K to 12, Tagapagdala ng Kaunlaran sa Bansang Pilipinas” reminds us of the youth’s role in building a nation every Filipino deserves. The future will always have a place for people who forge ahead with purpose and a keen intent to serve. In diversity, find opportunities to reach out and build bridges; in difficulty, the chance to be altruistic; and in challenges, reasons to learn and rise to the occasion.

Our country needs graduates who will commit to uphold and enhance the best of what it has to offer—citizens who are as patriotic as they are competent, highly-skilled and innovative.

Dear graduates, education is a continuing journey towards self-actualization. The world outside the four corners of your classroom is filled with possibilities and challenges, and they are waiting for you. As you move closer to your aspirations, let your moments of victory serve as an inspiration for others and your moments of defeat be your motivation to work harder and to do more not only for yourself but also for our fellow Filipinos.

For us in the schools, may this theme remind us of the core reason of our vocation: to mold young minds into citizens who have a heart for service and a dream for the Filipino nation.

Again, congratulations to our graduates! I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

Patuloy tayong magsama-sama para sa edukasyon.