Mendoza: New landscape in teaching, learning

DIRECTOR'S Cut: (This portion features the thoughts of DepEd regional director Gloria D. Benigno, CESO IV to all stakeholders and recipients of the efforts to improve the basic education) "I am your team leader, you are my team mates, together, let us work as a team."

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In her rounds of visitation to the 10 divisions of Davao Region, regional director Gloria D. Benigno, CESO IV, after assuming her post as the new DepEd director of the region, made known to the school heads and teachers her desire to make observation of classes a pleasant experience for teachers that because of their positive encounter will ask the school heads to visit them again.

Benigno is referring to clinical supervision, which puts emphasis on helping the teachers improve particular aspects of teaching through a systematic approach is designed to improve the teachers’ classroom performance.

It is one way of assuring that teachers draw their own realization on the outcome of teaching-learning inside the classroom. After the post conference, it is good to hear teachers telling the school head, "When are you coming back to observe me again, Ma'am/Sir?"

In line with the institutionalization of this approach in the teaching and learning process, the training of trainers on Clinical Supervision vis-a-vis Teaching Strategies and Approaches was held in two batches on April 1-5 and April 22-26 in Davao City.

The objectives of the training are the following: to capacitate the education program/district supervisors and school heads in conducting classroom observations, train the participants on the tenets of clinical supervision, help the trainers to have a full knowledge on the pedagogy of teaching and how to use them inside the classroom, orient the participants on the important role of clinical supervision in guiding the teachers become effective and efficient classroom supervisors and leaders and develop the sense of competitiveness by giving quality education through the demand of the immediate need of society.

There were 88 participants trained as trainers by Dr. Rosa M. Lantaca, Dr. Gloria P. Labor, who are both retired schools division superintendents, and Dr. Rebecca V. Delapuz, the concurrent assistant regional director of Caraga Region

During the months of June and July, all trainers immersed to different schools to master the art of clinical supervision and be ready for the roll out training to all school heads during the months of August and September. There were almost 299 secondary school heads and 1, 632 elementary school heads trained during these months.

With the full implementation of clinical supervision in all elementary and secondary schools, it is expected that a new landscape in classroom observation will take place.

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