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Christine Mycah M.

Alvarez
Reaction Paper: 8/10/19

Topics:
Chapter 2
Lesson 2: The 21st Century Teacher
Lesson 3: School and Community Relations
Lesson 4: Linkages and Networking with Organizations
Chapter 3:
Lesson 1: Global Education and Global teacher
Lesson 2: A closer look at the education Systems of Selected Countries of the world

Lesson 2: The 21st Century Teacher


Whether teaching is an art or a science, it is no easy task. A good teacher takes you from where
you are and stretches your mind, ever onward, to the next step, the next insight, the next
glimpse of knowledge. Good teachers reflect and evaluate their own practice, success and
misgivings. Critical reflection is a key quality of effective teachers: “The ability to reflect on
what, why and how things are done and to adapt and refine practice is essential for successful
teaching and learning” (Rayford, 2010).

Think about the best teachers you have had. What did they do? How did they make you feel?
What did you learn from them? Teachers can have either a profound positive or adverse impact
on students’ lives. The best teachers believe in their students and challenge and inspire them.
They free students up to take risks in their learning. They respect and value their students’
backgrounds and strengths, incorporating them daily in profound ways into the classroom. It is
up to each individual teacher to become the best teacher he or she can be.

As teachers, we keep on talking about the 21st century skills our students need to acquire. But
as I reflect on this how can our students acquire these skills if we, the teachers, don’t have the
necessary skills and abilities in order for us to pass it to our students. As Brene Brown said “We
cannot give our children what we don’t have.”

Teachers nowadays are being trained to cope with the society’s fast growing technology to be
able to face challenges and demands of the 21st century education. Guro 21 is one of the tools
to develop teachers professional and personal readiness as a 21st century teacher. Honestly, to
be part of this course is really a tough job for me but I consider this as a challenge and I know I
will gain more knowledge and skills to become an effective 21st century teacher.
When we are asked to create a blog, and give our views and reflections of module 1 course, I
thought of ways on how to be an effective 21st century teacher.

To become an effective 21st century teacher, I choose to have these Five Characteristics of an
Effective 21st Century Educator. First, Anticipates the Future. A good 21st century educator is
cognizant of the rapidly changing technology trends and aware of the career opportunities for
children in the coming years.

Lesson 3: School and Community Relations


Education is an important tool in the development of communities and nations at large. The
provision and management of quality education lies not only at the heart of central
government but remains a shared responsibility of all stakeholders and the building of good
working relationship among these stakeholders with particular emphasis on improving the
school-community relationship . This stems from the fact point that education is seen as a
social enterprise requiring the support of all stakeholders so that its contribution can benefit
the entire society. (Addae-Boahene et.al,2001).

For the attainment of quality education, there is the need for the community in which the
school is situated to work in collaboration and harmony with the school not only in the
upbringing and welfare of the pupils but must go beyond that to offer support in the provision
and maintenance of the school infrastructure as well as playing a critical supporting role in the
effective management and administration of the school.

The school, similar to other facilities such as the community market, community borehole, is
situated in the community belonging to the entire community members. The community
therefore has a role to play in shaping the policies and finances of the school just as the school
in turn must function to meet the social needs of the community by turning out a literate
population and transmitting culture of the community to the youth.

Improving the school-community relationship is key because both bodies are interdependent
and failure on the part of either body to play its role can lead to a collapse of the education
system with its consequent effect on the society as a whole. Again, though formal education is
said to have been introduced in Ghana by the Europeans who provided not only the curricular
but the infrastructure inclusive, the schools were not cited initially enough to cover all the
communities in Ghana. It is against this background that some communities desirous of having
formal education took it upon themselves and established basic schools, willingly recruited
teachers and contributed to support them with the resources needed for their work including
remuneration. As the process continued these schools were later absorbed into the public
school system. (Addae-Boahene, et.al.2001).The management and financing of these schools
then shifted from the communities to the central government; this created a situation that
witnessed less community involvement in the management of schools, hence the beginning of
poor school-community relationship.

Lesson 4: Linkages and Networking with Organizations


I have learned that school and its community in collaboration with public and private
institutions and organizations are indeed inseparable. Various groups from both are very willing
to help the schools in pursuing mutual beneficial and productive programs for the good interest
of all.
I have realized that schools alone can't stand. The help by institutions and organizations has a
huge impact in the development of the school. Producing quality students requires quality
facilities. These facilities are almost given free for the betterment of both.
As a future teacher I will give importance to the institutions and organizations because we are
both benefited on it.

Chapter 3:
Lesson 1: Global Education and Global teacher

What is globalization? It is true that globalization have a greater impact on education? How
does the globalization affects our society especially in education? What is the relationship
between globalization and global education? What is the essential of global education in our
society? As a future teacher, how can I say that I am in as a global teacher? What are the
characteristics of a global teacher? These are some questions that comes in my mind before
and during I read the article about “A Teacher for the world: Are you in? The global Teacher” by
Filomena T. Dayagbil, Ed. D.

“There is no area of human activity that is not affected by globalization”. This means that
everything that we do even if these are simple things or big but still these are affected by
globalization. When we say globalization this is a simplify term of describing the spread and
connectivity of economic and cultural life all over the world. And including that the system of
education are also affected by globalization. And globalization have a greater impact on
education; the way people think, study and learn. The effects of globalization on education can
be seen in a rapid developments in technology and communication, changes within learning
system, the changing roles of students and teachers and major concern on lifelong learning.
Nowadays, most of school are adopt the learning that we learned from other country especially
on how to use the new technologies (gadgets, computers, and other machines) in our study
that can help the students to explore entirely and to have a global education in our country.
And because of internet, some of the Universities in the Philippines are implement an
alternative learning system like online learning and distance learning.
If we are in global education so as a future teacher I must be a global teacher as well. So, I need
to know first the characteristics of being a global teacher. What are the characteristics of a
global teacher? A global teacher must have a CLASS: Commitment, Love of learners,
Accountability for high standards and Sociability and Sincerity and she/he also characterize the
two kinds attributes of a teacher. The two kinds of attributes of a global teacher are Personal
attributes (CHARACTER) and Professional attributes (COMPETENCE). What is Personal
attributes? Character refers to his/her personal characteristics such as passion, love and care to
the students, being enthusiasm, good role model, and other good character traits as a good
teacher. What about the professional attributes (Competence)? What does it mean?
Competence refers to the professional traits of the teacher needed in the effective
performance of his/her work such as being a knowledgeable to the subject matter and as a
global teacher you must have an advance information and communication technology literacy
skills so that you will not left behind of your students.

As a future teacher, I will be an effective teacher for them and I will apply all those learning that
I’ve learned during in my past school life especially in college life. And I will not only teach
because I have a salary to get but also I will teach because I have a passion in terms of teaching
and this is my dreams since when I was in elementary. I really want to become a global teacher
so that my students will gained a knowledge from me and I will cherish, love and care my
students as my daughters and sons. And I am willing also to render extra service without
counting cost. As a future teacher, I will prepared myself in the field of teaching. I will be a
better role model for my students as well. “A global teacher is thinks globally and act locally”.
This also a good way to inspired the students to study hard so that they will achieve their
dreams/goals in life. And I will also follow first the rules that I will implement in my class so that
my students will do their responsibilities inside the classroom.

In the field of teaching, “Learning is for a lifetime of your life and Knowledge is your treasure
that you will share for others”.

Lesson 2: A closer look at the education Systems of Selected Countries of the world

Benchmarking is the learning the best from the best practices of the world’s best educational
systems.

I learned that education is universal. I have seen from a different educational system from this
lesson were saying that basic education is compulsory in most countries and of course our very
own, Philippines. This enforcement was the positive response to the global education
presented by the United Nations. I also learned that these countries may differ on a number of
years in every level, primary or secondary, but they the same goal, global competence.

I realize after reading this matter, I observe that in order for one country to facilitate good
education it should be base on how other countries provide quality of education. I see that
through benchmarking, each country has been moving upward to achieve the best education
for their learners. When reading about basic education from different countries, I realize that in
higher education they are almost the same. The standards, requirements, and qualification
must be achieved by the students.

As a future teacher, I must not ignorant with this important knowledge, so that I could serve my
country as best as required. I should meet the standards given for the 21st-century teacher.