Gorhan and Christophel (1990), as cited by Sarmiento (2002), stated that humor can be
an indispensable tool in promoting a positive relationship with the students.
Almario (2004), teachers who understand the situation inside the classroom should be
equipped with the necessary skills, strategies and materials and should be skilled in
motivation students to exert knowledge to meet the needs of the students and ensure the
Gonzales (2000), teaching is a responsibility and every teacher has no choices but to face
them. Teachers must start working, thinking why the quality of education is declining
continuously, and do our part as a mentors.
Bustos and Espiritu, as cited by Tulio (2000), any teacher who is charge with the
management of classroom learning hold particular things of teaching based on his
knowledge about the learners and learning process. Such theory of teaching becomes the
basic of his decision on how to go about his various significant roles in the classroom,
namely as classroom manager, as facilitator of students’ learning and as evaluator of
Aquino (2003) pointed out that study skills can be taught effectively only after
identifying students’ areas of weakness and levels of achievement by means of
appropriate tests. Those whose level of achievement is appropriate to their grade level
can be provided with development (or enrichment) exercises, which will enable them to
become more proficient in the skills they have already acquired or which will help them
learn new skills.
Afolabi S. Sunday and Joshua O. Adeleke (2010), find out that instructional resources
and materials are the crucial determinants of methods used in mathematics teaching.
Therefore, should be provided through the following ways: (i) the government, (ii)
improvisation by school teachers and students, (iii) request from lovers of mathematics
and (iv) philanthropists, (v) school P.T.A (vi) setting up a department in NMC to take up
the commitment of providing standard instructional materials for the whole nation.
Training and retaining of mathematics teachers on the use of instructional materials (vii)
teacher education programmers should have at least a course whereby students are taught
the construction and improvisation of instructional materials for all courses and their
uses. Teachers should be made to be aware of the importance instructional materials.
Dr. Bob Kizlik (2010) stated that effective study skills must be practiced in order for you
to improve. It is not enough to simplify “think about” studying; you have to actually do it,
and in the process use information from what you do to get better. All that follows
depends on this single concept. There is a saying that goes like this “Practice doesn’t
make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect.” If you want to be an achiever, take this
saying to heart.
Mark Crilly (2000) as cited by Bagongon and Edpalina (2009) stated that successful
students are able to balance social activities with good study habits. A diversion from
studies will alleviate stress and help prevent from becoming fatigued. He said that a
student should make sure that he must take a break for an hour after studies to meet with
friends, to play some cards, work out at the gym, or to gab with a new acquaintance. For
this way, that student will find concentration when he does study, if he plans a social
activity afterwards. He said, “To develop a healthy social life, develop routine study
habits. After supper, lug your books and homework to the library, find a comfortable and
quite niche, and study for two or three hours, taking intermittent 10 minutes breaks every
45 minutes or so.”
Rohwes W.Jr.et al. as cited by Sainz (2000) further discussed the teachers need to find
ways of determining whether or not her instruction have been successful. The procedure
and method of determining such success can take the form of test of various kinds to
determine whether the students have reached the objectives they have set for them.