Teachers of the Marist School Integrated Basic Education (IBEd) Department engaged in professional development in a series of seminars in May 2019.
Together with other personnel last May 17, the IBEd faculty developed further awareness about the mental health of students in simultaneous morning sessions separately attended by the grade school and high school units.
Dr. Corazon Angela Cuadro shared insights about the mental health of students in grade school, while Ms. Lillian Ng Gui, MA, RPsy, RPm, CSCOP shed light about the trends experienced by high school students.
In the afternoon, Marist School alumnus Mr. John Joseph Posadas, MSAHP, RN made the personnel more aware of their bodily intakes that affect their physical wellness.
Then on May 27 and 28, the IBEd faculty was divided into novice and seasoned groups to attend in differentiated seminars.
For the novice teachers, those who have taught in Marist for at most five years, they developed a strengthened teaching approach with the help of Mr. Mark Gleen Cidro from Phoenix Publishing and La Salle Greenhills during the first day.
For their second day, Mr. Philippe Jose Hernandez, also from Phoenix and the University of Santo Tomas, shared the 2017 Philippine Professional Standard for Teachers framework to assist in classroom management.
Meanwhile, the seasoned teachers, those who have taught for more than five years with the school, had two days of participation with Dr. Danilo Villena from Rex Publishing and a dean in Letran College.
On their first day, Dr. Villena spoke about collegial mentoring for an effective whole school professional development, while he reignited the participants’ passion as he shared about renewing one’s purpose in the teaching profession.
Also, the grade school teachers participated in the MARIPRISA-DepEd Teacher Training for Private Schools last May 22 to 24, with the Science and Mathematics teachers in simultaneous sessions.