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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sample of Documents to be Submitted to earn Points For Master Teacher Position

Department of Education
Region V
Division of Camarines Sur
Ragay District
Baya Elementary School


The Assistant Schools Division Superintendent
Division of Camarines Sur
San Jose, Pili, Camarines Sur

            The enclosed Innovative Reviewer in Science III for the National Achievement Test is the output of the undersigned at the In Service Training for Teachers held last October 27-31, 2008 at Ragay Central School, Ragay , Camarines Sur that aims to uplift the academic performance  of the pupils in the fortcoming National Achievement Test(NAT).

             In this connection, the undersigned would like to ask your approval on the utilization of the material in Ragay District, Division of Camarines Sur.

             Attached is the work plan for implementation.

             I hope that this request will merit your kind approval.

             Thank you!

                                                                                                   Very Truly Yours,
                                                                                                             Teacher - I

                         School Head

Recommending Approval:
                  __________________                           ______________________
                           PSDS                                                         ES-I Science

                                                               Asst. Schools Division Superintendent

Department of Education
Region V
Division of Camarines Sur
Ragay District
Baya Elementary School

Implementation of the Innovative Reviewer In Science III
For the National Achievement Test

I - Rationale

             Curriculum planners, policy makers and researchers have been exploring the boundless power and importance of science through which scientific thinking among learners have been developed and improved. But still, the quality of Science Education in the country is at stake as stipulated in the research findings. However, continuous studies have been considered to address the problem.
               Our concern and commitment is on the risk . Science is one of the avenues and the greatest to a nation's progress. Its fundamental objective is to promote the enrichment of life and the recognition of the dignity of the human person which emphasizes that the aspect of human living is directly influenced by science.
                  With the great advancement of science, our country, in order to cope with the rapid changes that are unprecedented and the turbulent speedy progressive enhancement of science, placed science as its top priority.
                 This materials attempts to provide a comprehensive opportunity to develop pupil's ability in critical thinking which is the primary tool of science appreciation.

II - Objectives
                  Specifically, the objectives in using this material are as follows:

       1. Perform science activities with much fun through critical thinking and open ended question but without 
           threat of tests.
       2. Improve pupil's performance in Science and Further enhance the teacher-facilitator teaching 
       3. Prepares Students for the National Achievement Test.

III - Work Plan

Objectives       Activities            Time Frame            Resource Requirement         Person         Expected
                                                                                                                         Involved         outcomes

A. Pre-Implementation

B. During Implementation

C. Post Implementation

                                                                                                            Prepared by:

                                                                                                                            Teacher - I

                            School Head

Recommending Approval:

                  ______________________                       __________________
                                   PSDS                                                 ES-I  Science


                                                                         Asst.  Schools Division Superintendent

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sample Action Research Proposal


I - Proponent:
                         Noel R. Dauran
                         Master Teacher - I
                         Baya Elementary School
                         Ragay, Camarines Sur

II - Background of the Study:
               The area of focus for my project is improving Reading Comprehension Through the Use of Higher Order Thinking Skill Activities. Without the solid foundation of reading skill the researcher feels the children will be struggle hard throughout their schooling and adult life. By learning the best comprehension strategies and how to best teach  these strategies to the pupils, the researcher hopes to provide the solid foundation needed to succeed . Although the school's NAT result has meet or exceed its expectation, still the researcher has a thought of a way to improve it. In reading class, the grade three pupils scored84%, but the scores dropped in the 4th grade. So the researcher concludes that the pupils score decreases because of the pupils have very poor higher - order thinking skills to increase reading test scores and develop meaningful reading experience to the pupils.

III - Statement of the Problem:
               As the researcher of this research, I have found out that many of my pupils in grade III are able to read fluently, but still have difficulty in answering the "how" and "why" questions. I am hoping that by incorporating higher order thinking skills my pupils would be able to transfer and make connections to reading. This is important in order for a child to be successful. I feel that incorporating reading strategies and showing students how to reflect about what they have read, would improve their reading comprehension and to become life-long learners. I am looking forward to working on this area of concern, and sharing my findings with my co-teachers.

IV- Significance of the Study:
       The study will be deemed important for the proper recognition of the improving Reading Comprehension Through the use of higher - order thinking activities on the academic Performance of the grade III pupils, Likewise, the findings of this research may prove useful to the following, to wit;

                        Pupils. Having a clearer view and firsthand experience of the teacher's performance, this will further enhance pupil's knowledge of the importance of mastering the basic skills of their competencies so they will make an effort to do best. This may lead to better enthusiasm and develop good study habit.

                         Teachers. This study may heighten their awareness in identifying the learning tasks that are well developed as well as the least. This may further be a motivating factor to adapt measures and new strategies for the improvement of instructions in reading.

                         Parents. The result of this study will serve as bird's eye view of the parent to know the needs of their children with regards to improving their reading comprehension.

             School Administrator and Supervisors. Results of this investigation may encourage administrators and supervisors help their teachers upgrade their teaching performance in improving  reading comprehension  through closer supervision and faculty development  and training programs.

                        Department of Education Camarines Sur Specially Ragay District. With the use of the results of the study, any educational upliftment will benefit  the municipality of Ragay as it may improve the quality of working force  of the municipality or the quality of life of their respective constituents.

                   Curriculum Planners. The findings of this study may assists the planners in the proper selection  of methods, techniques, and strategies that need to be reinforced.

                           Community.The result of this study  may benefit the community in as much they know that the teachers of their children are equipped with the necessary tools and competence  in teaching them.

                            Researcher Himself. This may serve as inspiration in teaching his pupils above and beyond his capacity.

                          Future Researcher. The information and insights that will be gained from this study may serve as guide for other researcher in framing their conceptual framework and design and at the same time encourage them to conduct lateral studies within their area of preferences.

V- Scope of the Study

                   The general focus of the present study was on the Improving Reading Comprehension Through the use of Higher Order Thinking Skills Activities of the grade III pupils in Baya Elementary School, District of Ragay, Division Of Camarines Sur.The study covered the PHIL-IRI  assessment result of the school year 2011-2012 utilizing the post -test. The aspect s in Improving Reading Comprehension that the present study will look into the different reading strategies. Predicting, making connections, visualizing, Inferring, questioning, and summarizing are shown on this research to improve reading comprehension.

VI - Research Design

                   A. Methodology
                                 This study employ the pre-Experimental one shot case study. According to De Jesus 
                   the pre experimental one shot case study is a design in which a single group is only studied 
                   once, subsequent to a treatment is the instruction of reading strategies . It is important to teach 
                   the strategies  by naming the strategy and how it should be used, modelling trough  think aloud
                   process, group practice, partner practice and independent  use of the strategy.
                                  The second tool used was the Phil-Iri test administered to the pupils in the grade III
                   pupils in the first week of July, 2011. This tool used to determine student growth in reading 
                                   The teacher observation checklist was used by the researcher to gather data 
                   throughout the intervention. This tool provides information of changes on how well his pupils
                   understand and use reading comprehension strategies over time.

                   B. Sampling Design
                                     Purposive sampling was employed in selecting pupils - respondent of the study. The 
                   pupils who were selected were enrolled in the third grade class for the school year 2011-2012.

C. Description of Instrument Data and Gathering Form.
                   The Metacomprehension Strategy Index had a total of 25 questions divided into three parts that asked about the strategies pupils used to help them better understand the story. Part I of MSI is consist of statement about the strategies used prior to reading a story, Part II of the MSI consist of statement about the strategies used while reading a story, and the part III of the MSI consist of statement about the strategies used after reading the story.

VI - Work Plan

                                Pre - Implementation

Date                                                                   Activities
 _______________                               _________________
 _______________                               _________________

                              During Implimentation
_______________                               _________________
_______________                               _________________                                 

                                Post - Implementation
_______________                                ________________
_______________                                ________________

Proposed Budget:

                                     Expected Expenses                                         Proposed Budget
                                      * Computer's Ink                                             Php. 1, 606.00
                                      * Bond paper                                                   Php. 108.00

                                                                                                      Prepared by:
                                                                                                             Teacher- I

                               School Head

    Recommending Approval:
                          ______________________              ___________________
                    Public Schools District Supervisor                   ES - I English

                                                                 Asst. Schools Division Superintendent



Reclassification for master Teacher

  1. Plantilla Allocation List (PAL)
  2. Matrix for Funding Requirements
  3. Updated Service Record
  4. Ranklist (for purposes of Reclassification only)
  5. Waiver (if lone candidates)
  6. Duly - Accomplished Evaluation Sheet by the HRMO/AO
  7. Transcript of Records/S.O
  8. Copy of the Previous Appointment
  9. PRC Certification of Good Standing
  10. Teacher's License
  11. Report of Board Rating
  12. Certificates of Participation on Relevant Training Attended     

Note: Qualification Standard for MTs should be based on 
DECS QSM, s. 1995

For Ranking purposes
MTs - MECS Order No. 10. s. 1979

To determine the number of MT slots
*Compute for
                      No. MT I & MT II = Total No. of T1, T2,&T3X10%
                      No. MT I slots = Total No. of T1, T2, &T3 X .077%
                      No of MT 2 Slots = Total No. of T1, T2, % T3 X .033
General Hints to help Children Understand the Metric System

1. Encourage students to make many comparison. Allow them to decide if given objects are bigger, smaller, longer, shorter, heavier, and lighter of the same as the others. Encourage them to compare object against nonstandard units of measurement.Measure things by arm lengths, spaces, handfuls,and the like.

2. Provide the students with many opportunities to measure the length, mass, and volume of a wide variety of objects.

3. Encourage students to estimate. Once a metric unit has been introduced, allow students opportunities to estimate about how many litres are in a containers, about how many metres high a ceiling is, about how many kilometers to the next town, etc.

4. Allow students  many opportunities to select the appropriate units for specific measurements, i.e., will the distance between two towns be measured in cm, m, or km?

5. Have students find measurements of common objects that will help them remember important units - a man is about the thickness of an old 10 centavo coin, a cm is about the width paper clip, a m is about the height of the doorknob from the floor.

6. Be consistent in your usage of terms, particularly when there is a discrepancy between the "official" and common usage. For instance, the official spelling is mere and litre instead of meter and liter.

7. Consider the following when using the metric system:
     a.  Metric symbols (m, kmg, and kg) are not capitalized except for those representing proper names like 
          Celsius, unless they begin the sentence. Litre is an exception to this rule.
     b.  Periods are not used with metric symbols - kg not kg. or k.g.
     c.  Symbols are not pluralized - kg represents kilogram or kilograms, never kgs.
     d.  Decimal numbers are used rather then common fraction - 0.5 km instead of 1/2 km.
     e.  The degree Celsius symbol should always be written "C." 

Prayers in Mathematics

Prayers in Mathematics

Lord, teach me to number my days
And graph in according to Your will
Trusting You to base it your plan
To compliment Your perfect diagram.

Subtract the points You don't want in me
But add the value You set for me 
Divide the dividend I have accordingly 
So I can multiply systematically.

Draw the line I have to follow
Guiding me proper without your arrow
Because sometimes I tend to be irrational
Yet You wanted me to be rational.

Will learn that life is like a slope
With accent and descent that I must cope
Going through such wonderful formula
As like solving problems in Algebra.

Life indeed is an infinite equation
Reflected by Your external computation
And I am only Your protection
To give thanks and praise for your creation.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Say It Now

Why wait until tomorrow
to tell someone you care?
For beyond the dawn tomorrow,
you may not find them there.

The past now lies behind us,
and tomorrow may not come.
We only have today, my friend,
to beat upon life's drum.

Friend, why not say, "I LOVE YOU'
to those that you hold dear,
For time is such a fragile thing
that death may soon appear.

Let others know you love them
so there's never a doubt.
The best time is now, my friend,
to try and work things out.

If you keep your love a secret,
it cannot multiply,
For love, when it's neglected,
begins to slowly die.
Go, hug your wife and children-
go shed a happy tear!
And love will pay grand dividends
each day throughout the year.

                                                           Clay Harrison


In God's Will

         One of our educator Aristotle, once said  that we are the sum of our motivation and action. His words resonate with me personally. I was born to a poor farmer's family, the third and only son a brood of four. My father's enthusiasm for sending his children to school diminished when my eldest sister eloped with her boyfriend before her college graduation. Life in our barrio was a head-to-mouth existence then, so out of depression my father did not allow us to continue our studies anymore.My two sisters left our barrio and tried their luck as servant in Manila.
        I don't want to quit studying, so I wrote to my mother's sister who worked in the US as domestic helper and borrowed php. 1700.00 to enroll for college. My aunt understood my situation so she gave me the money. I didn't lose hope for god was so good. I made to enroll in college but without difficulty. Life in college was not easy for me since I had nothing financially except my strong faith in God and determination to finish my studies. There was even a time when I spent a sleepless night thinking of what will happen the following day, but I thought of more undesirable circumstances if I did not finish my studies. So I patiently sacrifice for four years. I used to cry in my solitary moments every now and then. I also prayed for more strength so I would be able to bear all the challenges ahead of me.
           I can't really imagine how I became a teacher. I came from a poor family but I was determined to rise above my humble beginning "poverty is not and will not be a hindrances to one's success."So here I am after those countless trials, hardship and financials problems I finally became a teacher ready to take God's given mission of molding the youth.
          God answered my prayer when I was successfully passed the Licensure Examination for Teacher and hired as a permanent teacher last March 19, 2001in one schools in the Division of Camarines Sur. I was enrolled in the graduate school at University of Northeastern Philippines, Iriga City and was conferred a degree of Master of Arts in Education major in Administration and Supervision last April 18, 2008.
         My academic qualification and outstanding teaching performances had been my passport to outrank my contenders in the Division vying for master teacher position last March 10, 2010. After one year as master teacher I was joined the deliveration for master teacher II Last July 22, 2011. Luckily I got the third slot.
          What more could I ask for? My nine years teaching experiences in the academe has given me more than enough personal fulfillment, pecuniary blessings, and a much improved personal touch and identity.Indeed, God has helped me in so many ways from graduating college and getting stable job but beyond all materials things, what is more important is God became my friend, older brother and a father always ready to comfort when I feel weak and needy.
          I believe that comfort is the most integral means to show care, affection and love. And the moment you feel alone and helpless there you will find GOD to give his helping hand.  


Basic Requirements/Documents to support Claims For Promotion To Master Teacher

Basic Requirements/Documents to support Claims
For Promotion to Master Teacher

I - Basic Requirements
  • Service record
  • Latest appointment
  • Performance rating
  • Class/Intermediate program
  • Certificates under oath of the SH that the candidates is actually teaching
  • Transcript of Records
  • Prc License
II - A Criterion A 
      Curriculum/Instructional Materials/Simplification of record keeping/Procedures/Effective    Teaching  Strategies 

  • Project Proposal
  • Project Write-up
  • Copy/Sample of Instructional Materials
  • Evidences of validation of Materials developed
  • Project Proposal
  • Project Write Up 
  • Brief Description of the finished Project
  • Financial Report on Income generated/expenditures (net income shall be at least Php. 5,000.00)
  • Evidences of direct pupil benefit
  • Both project Proposal and Write-up shall be duly certified by the approving body
  • School head
  • PSDS 
  • Area Supervisor
  • Assistant Schools Division Superintendent
                    GRADE/YEAR LEVEL CHAIRMAN

Subject Coordinatorship for credit (Hele, English, Filipino, Mathematics, Science,MAPE, Makabayan) 

Grade Level Chairmanship for credit
  • Activities done during the incumbency focused on both academic and co- curricular matters
  • without academic activities no credit will be granted
Supporting documents(for at least 2 years)
  • Designation
  • Action Plan
  • Accomplishment Report
School Level  10 points
District Level  12 points

Curriculum Study Committee
Committee to prepare Instructional Materials
Committee to prepare School Program(Remedial Program/Enhancement Program)

Instructional Materials for credits are modules, worksheets, workbooks, guides, operation manual provide
  • They reflect observance of the principles for preparation of effective instructional materials
  • That these materials consider their utilization in the attainment of the MLC objectives
  • Audio-visual materials shall be credited only if there is evidence of efforts done in the attaining case in their use during instruction
  • Improvement of Instruction
  • Community Development
  • for teacher welfare
      With approved Research proposal/approved Research Write - up



agro-industrial fair etc.
  • Designation
  • Target/Action Plan
  • Accomplishment Report
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Certification being designated as such corroborated by 5 others
school Level 10 points
District level  12 points

Criterion F- ORGANIZED/MANAGED IN SERVICE ACTIVITIES(for improvement of instruction)
  •  Designation
  • Memorandum
  • Training Implementation Plan
  • Certificate of Merit/Certificate of Commendation
  • Certificate as such corroborated by 5 others
Criterion G - for meritorious achievement as TRAINOR/COACH to contestants who receive prizes, commendation or any form of recognition
curricular/co-curricular activities

  • academic/athletic
National   10 points
Regional   5   points
  • Division    3   points
Sectoral    2  points
District      1  points

  • Program of activities/Memo
  • Lesson Plan
  • Certificate of Commendation
  • Certification as such corroborated by 5 others
  • Other evidences and pictures

For Master Teacher 1    District Level Demonstration Teaching
For Master Teacher II    Division Level Demonstration Teaching

1 Demo Teaching     4 points
2 Demo Teaching     7 points
3& more Demo Teaching  10 points

* Sectoral Level Demo Teaching shall be credited as Division Level


MASTER TEACHER I         -        At least 25 points in leadership potential or has been 
                                                          demonstration teacher on the district level plus a number of 
                                                          points in leadership potential  to reach the total of 25 points

MASTER TEACHER II         -       At least 30 points in leadership potential and achievement
                                                          or has been a demonstration teacher on the division level with 
                                                          points which when added to leadership and potential points
                                                          shall at least equal to 30 points.

TEACHER'S WORK: Research Proposal Outline

TEACHER'S WORK: Research Proposal Outline: Department of Education  Region V Division of Camarines Sur Ragay District Baya Elementary School Research Proposal Outline                ...