What can you say about the tasks on the list? Reflect on how each one impact on student
The mission and vision of the school are clearly stated
The mission and vision of the school will give a sense of direction to any school since it
clearly stated the end or educational goals that you want your learner to achieve. This is vital
for all educational efforts, strategies and curriculum must be congruent to school’s mission and
The curriculum and plans are aligned with school goals
Curriculum pertains to the subjects or courses to be offered plans are the ways to
implement the curriculum. Curriculum and plans must be aligned to school goals because are
the target that you want to achieve to every learner. If one of your educational goals is to
achieve holistic development therefore subjects that must be offered should encompass all
aspects of development such as intellectually, physically, spiritually and morally.
The monitoring plan meets needs
Monitoring plan is a way to observe and gives feedback to the problems encountered by
the teachers and student in the educational process and in attaining educational goals. Then
the problems or needs that were monitored must be given utmost attention and solution to
make teaching and learning effective and efficient.
Teacher observation and feedback are regularly conducted
One of the role of a School Principal is to observe and give feedback to teachers in terms
of their performance and use of teaching strategies. Principal and teachers must work hand in
hand to achieve excellence in education and to its clientele and this can be done through
Resources are accessible
For me resources pertains to the funds to be used in the purchase of equipments and
materials needed by the teachers in teaching such as LCD’s, projector, computer, internet
connections all of these are important in making learning fun and exciting.
Development needs of teachers are addressed
When we talk about teacher’s development we are taking about professional
development that can only be achieved in in service trainings, seminars and workshop. The
aforementioned trainings are needed the equipped teachers in the current and new trends in
education that are proven effective. It is deemed important that every teacher must be
developed professional to be able to perform their task that is to teach. Remember a teacher
cannot impart knowledge that he doesn’t have.
Data-based decisions are made
My perception about data based is that all information and records of teachers and
students must encode and kept in the computer for accessibility.
Strategies that recognize individual differences are in place
Addressing to individual differences of students is one of the educational philosophy
that needs to be considered. As a School Principal I need to monitor if teachers are employing
different strategies in teaching to address to the problems of differences. For there can never
be learning if the teacher will not be able to identify the variety of needs of students specially
their learning styles.
Consultations regarding instruction are held
The success of the educational process lies in the hands of the teachers and the
administrator that all efforts must be directed through the attainment of educational goals thus
consultation is deemed necessary to be able to know the problems that may hinder in their
Activities that result in student achievement exist
Student achievement are barometers that a school is offering quality education to its
clientele thus this can only be achieved through provisions of different activities that will
develop and enhance students potentials and talents.
School staff are able to practice effective classroom management
Classroom management is a term used by teachers to describe the process of ensuring
that classroom lessons run smoothly despite disruptive behavior by students. The term also
implies the prevention of disruptive behavior. It is possibly the most difficult aspect of teaching
for many teachers thus teachers must be supported with proper guidelines, rules and
regulation to abide inside and outside of the school .Discipline inside the classroom is important
to make learning effective and efficient.
A variety of supervisory model is employed
As a school administrator you also serve as a model in employing supervision to your
teachers.There maybe times that you need to be democratic and authoritative when the
situations arises. For teachers must also employ varieties of supervision for pupils who have
Technology is effectively integrated in the teaching-learning process to improve student
Technology pertains to new inventions in the field of teaching. These may refer to the
gadgets and equipment that suits the needs of our time. Since education may seem boring for
students whose teachers are using the old fashion of teaching that is far more different to their
generation. Whether we like it or not educational must be built on the fads and fashion of the
new generation to make it more meaningful and exciting for the pupils of this generation.
Multiple opportunities to learn are given to students
It always been a fact that students have multiple intelligence that resulted to different
learning styles so to make teaching and learning process effective teachers must devise ways to
provide multiple opportunities for students to develop and enhance their talents.
The school climate promotes learning
It is in this maxim that teachers are trained to make colorful and informational bulletin
boards, and a conducive classroom for these are outer motivation that helps in the facilitation
Multiple criteria and assessments are used
If we do have multiple intelligence and individual differences to our learners it is
important that we School Administrator must provide our teachers multiple criteria and
assessments in evaluating student performance to practice fairness in their score or grade and
motivates student to exert more effort for they are evaluated based on their own learning style
Parents are viewed as partners
Parents are considered to be one of the important stake holders in the school. They can
also be tap to support any projects and activities that will promote welfare of every student.
They can also serve as partners of the school in achieving excellence among students through
their financial and moral support to school programs and development.
High expectations of teaching staff is the norm
As a School Administrator setting standard or high expectation must be clearly defined
to teachers because these may serve as a guide in their actions and decisions as managers in
the classroom. It is through their hands that lay the development of the nation.
Are they easy to achieve given the realities that principals face in the Southeast Asian
For me that can only be easily achieved if only the teachers, stakeholders and
government should support each other. If one of the above mentioned fails to support then
definitely we will not be able to achieve excellence in education. Government must be able to
financial support the needs of school for infrastructure, new technologies and funded seminars
that will equipped teachers with the current trend in education, Parents must helped in the
discipline and guidance in the studies of their children. Teachers must have qualities of
dedication, hardwork and passion in teaching there’s no reason for us to be able to attain all
Are you daunted by these stark realities? Why or why not?
Yes as a School Administrator ,I am deeply discouraged with the stark realities, that the
problems of education had been with us since time immemorial. The Educational Commission
held in the 90’s had already revealed the problem of the deterioration of education is the
teacher, it’s the meager salary, lack of classroom and educational equipment had never been
What we really need is a change of character of every stakeholders, government
officials and workforce of the educational system to fully attend to its needs and pressing
Compared to schools in developed countries, in the United States, or in Europe. do you think
that Southeast Asian schools face more challenges or difficulties? What do you think are
these challenges? Reflect on these questions before proceeding.
Yes I believe that we, who belong to the Southeast Asian schools face more challenges
in our educational system than the countries in Europe and U.S specially in terms of resources
or funds allocation.
Southeast Asian schools suffers from limited resources or funds to attend to the
different needs of our educational system. From that limited resources we allocates increase of
salaries of teachers, construction of school buildings, printing of textbooks, salary for newly
hired teachers, professional development of the workforce and planning of new curriculum.
From these rose the problems of deterioration of our educational system.
What are your personal observations? Are there similarities between Cambodia and Vietnam
with regard to the educational challenges they face? Do you have anything more to add?
With regards to the problems that were presented I observed that they are not different
with each other. Cambodia, Vietnam and Philippines face similar problems in terms of their
educational system it is because they belong to developing or third world countries and located
in the same continent with the same culture and traditions.
The similarities that Cambodia and Vietnam have are lack of improvement in the quality
of their workforce that resulted into poor enhance learning achievement, low educational
financing for classroom construction to avoid bigger ratios of students to teachers and
improvement in the quality of workforce teachers lack trainings and misallocation of teaching
Are these observations true to our country?
Yes I believed that we do have same problems in terms of limited resources, workforce
development, poor student achievement in terms of world standard and global competitions
and lack of trainings for professional growth.
If you were asked to contribute your ideas on the challenges facing many Southeast Asian
schools, what would you say? What suggestions would you make to improve the situation?
“We can never change the world but we can change our self”. With the insurmountable
problems that we have it’s impossible to be able to change it in the wink of an eye. Change
may undergo a long and gradual process. Let us start in changing our self and in the school that
we serve. It is a fact that the government may not be able to addressed and grant all of our
needs in our school. As a School Principal we can always asked support financially and morally
to our benefactors and stakeholders to gradually attend to the needs of putting up a conducive
classrooms for pupils or equipments that can be used in teaching. In this way we will be able to
solve some of the problems. There are a lot of teachers who are willing to shoulder expenses in
seminars and trainings which they can share it to their colleagues in this way teachers will be
equipped with the current trends in education.
Let us practice the domino effect, if there will be a change in our school that will result
into providing quality education it may affect the academic performance of students and time
will come their family and the society at large may benefit from it. Let us not wait for the help
coming from the government rather let us work hand in hand in making a difference in the
institution that we serve. Remember a bit of sacrifice there’s a place in paradise”