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ICNHS represents Region VI in National Festival of Talents

Iloilo City National High School Silak Cultural Dance Troupe represented the Division of Iloilo City and the Region VI in the National Festival of Talents 2021. This contest aims to showcase the talents of the Filipino youth from all over the country. The DepEd...

ICNHS student innovators win National silver

Iloilo City National High School’s Maria Lilian Jem Montero, Joseph Andrean De La Cruz, Leonardo Rosal, Ralph Archie Agreda and Raf Jeanel Simonio won first runner-up in the recently concluded Concentrix NEXT MOVE Challenge last Nov. 15, 2021. The annual innovation...

Teachers’ Most Challenging Time

     The four-year baccalaureate course and years of experience of teachers in school are two of the most salient factors to bring about an outstanding and excellent educator. While their day-to-day functions make them skillful communicators, writers, moderators, and...

School Leaders in Time of Pandemic

  School leaders are empowered by the agency to potentially manage a school and its resources. They confidently set goals and visionary on attaining them. Inevitably, major change happened due to pandemic. It was March 14, 2020 when the first national lock down...

What is an Ideal Teacher?

The ideal teacher is the one we respect from our hearts. He or she serves as a guide to the learners without putting so much pressure on them on doing tasks. He or she motivates and boosts students' morale and refrain from criticizing them. Such a teacher shows...

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ICNHS represents Region VI in National Festival of Talents

ICNHS represents Region VI in National Festival of Talents

Astrid O. Haresco

by Astrid O. Haresco

Iloilo City National High School Silak Cultural Dance Troupe represented the Division of Iloilo City and the Region VI in the National Festival of Talents 2021.

This contest aims to showcase the talents of the Filipino youth from all over the country. The DepEd Regional Office VI, has specifically chosen SDO Iloilo City to represent the region in the folk dance competition.

The contest has specific rules which also stipulates the importance of technology enhancement in the competition as well as observance of the health protocols while filming the 5-minute video entry.

ICNHS Silak Dance Troupe with their School Principal, Ms. Alpha A. Java (leftmost) and Mr. Ramil Huyatid, trainer (rightmost)

“We have chosen execute “Andaluz” for the competition because this dance portrays flirtation, attraction, chivalry, grace, confidence and zest for life –fitting attributes that we, Filipinos have in adapting to these challenging times. It is a lovely blend of a slow and vivacious music that depicts the Ilonggo attitude for life,” says Ramil C. Huyatid, Silak Dance Troupe’s adviser and choreographer.

The National Festival of Talents 2021 will be featured virtually on December 6, 2021 via DepEd Philippines Facebook page, and the results of the competition will also be announced thereafter.

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ICNHS student innovators win National silver

ICNHS student innovators win National silver

Astrid O. Haresco

by Astrid O. Haresco

Iloilo City National High School’s Maria Lilian Jem Montero, Joseph Andrean De La Cruz, Leonardo Rosal, Ralph Archie Agreda and Raf Jeanel Simonio won first runner-up in the recently concluded Concentrix NEXT MOVE Challenge last Nov. 15, 2021.

The annual innovation contest was sponsored by Concentrix, an IT solutions Industry which aims to empower the youth in innovative technology.

Twenty-six private and public schools from all over the country participated in the contest, and the selection process took two months to finish with De La Salle University-Manila, University of St. La Salle-Bacolod, University of Science & Technology of Southern Philippines, the Mandaluyong City Science High School, and Iloilo City National High School as finalists.

The students’ innovation entitled ““Automated Meter Reading Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology” aimed to address problems regarding meter-reading inaccuracies experienced by consumers, as well as electrical distribution companies. Moreover, it also enables the consumer to track their electric consumption, thus the tagline: “SmartZip: A Portable way to monitor your pay.”

“We are so lucky to have been chosen as finalists and we promise to continue to inspire our fellow students to innovate and to always come up with solutions to our everyday problems. We thank everyone who have helped us in this journey, and this does not stop here. We are inspired and we will continue our mission,” says Ma. Lilian Jem Montero, their team leader.

Project Advisers were Rey J Gonzales, Joemarie Selibio, Francis Planto and Astrid Haresco, and were supported by the school’s PTA President, Jeff De La Cruz and Alpha A. Java, Principal IV.

Teachers’ Most Challenging Time

Teachers’ Most Challenging Time

MRS JEANE C. DEMOCRITO

     The four-year baccalaureate course and years of experience of teachers in school are two of the most salient factors to bring about an outstanding and excellent educator. While their day-to-day functions make them skillful communicators, writers, moderators, and compassionate disciplinarians; teachers are also well-equipped with the wisdom to be even more effective facilitators of learning. They can set clear and obtainable standards in acquiring knowledge, skills and values which learners should practice in everyday life.

     However, this time of pandemic places teachers’ roles at high-stakes. There is a sudden shift of teaching processes where teaching in front of the class and deliver the lessons is no longer doable. Pressure has become evident as learning takes a turn in its implementation. This, gives birth to a demand for teachers to sustain their teaching efficacy as they previously were. The assurance of the transfer of learning to take place amid the modifications in teaching and learning – from the learning delivery modality, lesson planning, teaching strategies, learning styles, and to the many forms of school activities has become more struggling.

     Blissfully, educators are continuously-driven by their goal to provide quality education for all despite the difficulties of this trying times of the pandemic. They rub elbows with colleagues, family members, community members, LGU’s and other academic institutions in order to set appropriate priorities in dealing with the needs that will affect learners’ progress in learning. Since a great number of stakeholders rely on these teachers for the continuity of learning, it is but of precedence that teachers need to maintain their well-being – to be physically fit and emotionally stable.

    Thus, teachers must carry on. They have to exhibit a strong personality – ready for the complexity of today’s learning.  They need to think out of the box to continue nourishing the learners and ensure a holistic transformation. Coordination, communication, and collaboration with education officials are indispensable actions in constructing a nurturing learning environment. Professional sharing of ideas and best practices of one another are selfless acts of lifting each other during this uncertain time. They must create a unified relationship with colleagues which will certainly amplify positive academic results.

     Things may not be easy. But, goal-driven teachers will exhaust their utmost capacity to beat the odds and achieve success without compromising quality. At the end, teachers might even be surprised at the intensity of how far they can go as significant sources of inspiration, motivation, and resiliency in keeping learners focused and appreciative to learning regardless of the situation.

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School Leaders in Time of Pandemic

School Leaders in Time of Pandemic

 

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by Jeane C. Democrito

School leaders are empowered by the agency to potentially manage a school and its resources. They confidently set goals and visionary on attaining them. Inevitably, major change happened due to pandemic. It was March 14, 2020 when the first national lock down was implemented. It was not gradual change but a sudden change in the workplace. Chaotic situation aroused. That time, school year 2019-2020 was about to close. A lot of questions in our minds existed. COVID-19 had a great impact from the start, unexpectedly, a totally different challenging situation. As I remember, higher officials in the Division Office intensified communication with us. A radical change of procedure and processes was overwhelming that led to the utilization of online platforms.

They started empowering us again from the difficulties at hand brought about by the outbreak.  We frequently attended several webinars simultaneously and were trained to be adept to technology. Health protocols were highly emphasized and strictly implemented in all school activities. The first time that we practiced working from home and holding faculty meetings virtually. We were made to design our Contingency Learning Plan. NEAP provided us tools to help us decide for our Learning Delivery Modalities. We modified our requests from AIP and APP. We revisited our SIP. It was a distinctive set up.

With the complexity of things around, school leaders remained calm, reliable, decisive and possessed strong personality in dealing with this major change. We acted as model in taking control of the situation since most people were affected emotionally and psychologically.  We acted on it as fast and as efficient in helping them to accept the new reality and cope in this new challenging situation. We were developed professionally in motivating and inspiring people in our workplace.

During this outbreak, Division of Iloilo City emphasized that school performance should not be affected. Stress caused by the situation should be managed well by school leaders through empowering the members of the skeletal force. This was the functional working group of active people composed of department heads and master teachers. We collaborated and cohesively worked closely. We created environment where everyone felt involved and a part of the cohesive whole. We were observant to teachers’ reactions, especially to those who were vulnerable and sensitive. We provided support to teachers’ development that made them engaged willingly to their work.

Continual and effective communication with teachers was very essential. They relied so much from us for updates, information, instructions and guidance from this ordeal. School leaders proved that they were fully in charge, assuring teachers of their perception that was moving towards the right direction. With this, we gained trust and build enthusiasm for them to respond positively. Made them feel as the best contributor for action planning. Discussed among with them of their suggestions and inputs for reassessment and adaptation of plans. Through these, we were generating the highest level of performance in giving quality service to stakeholders.

We are now moving forward, more focused, collaborating with other school leaders, sharing and adapting best practices. We created open-mindedness to reality; have the clearer overview of the situation; and have provided support for learning opportunities to teachers to be more inspired and motivated. Indeed, teachers become skillful, well-equipped, trained, agile, goal and result-oriented for an ultimate result to students’ quality education.

 

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What is an Ideal Teacher?

What is an Ideal Teacher?

S Besares

by SALVADOR M. BESARES

The ideal teacher is the one we respect from our hearts. He or she serves as a guide to the learners without putting so much pressure on them on doing tasks. He or she motivates and boosts students’ morale and refrain from criticizing them.

Such a teacher shows students the right path under all circumstances and never shies away from duty. Moreover, he or she is always there by the student’s side in times of need. Some students may not always have parents beside them to offer some pieces of advice, but they still need an adult’s opinion on this matter, and teachers can become the parents’ backup who can give tips and some words of encouragement.

An ideal teacher never lets the limitations of his or her student restrict their vision. He or she consistently motivates them to reach ahead and broaden their horizon. A teacher should encourage and inspire the students to think beyond their confines and help them realize their talents as well as the need to pursue them with diligence.

In conclusion, all teachers should take the time to get to know who their students are. They might even be surprised at the outcome. Knowing their students well helps them become closer to each other; that way, it will be easier for the teacher to solve any problems that occur in the classroom. Both parties, the teacher and the students who have developed mutual understanding can eventually sustain the harmonious relationship they have with one another. The teacher can even become their students’ idol or even superhero for being a good mentor and motivator to his or her students.

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