Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones stressed the significance to recognize teachers for their attempts and sacrifices during the “Teacher Excellence – A closer look at the Global Teacher Prize,” organized by Quezon City Memorial Circle on 16 September. Educational Secretary Leonor Magtolis.
Briones discussed the likelihood of competing at global and local contests, such as the Global Teacher Prize (GTP) and the Metrobank Foundation, before respondents from the Central, Regional and School Division, departments and colleges of DepEd.
“Naisip ko madami naman tayong teacher na kayang-kaya mag-qualify. Madami naman tayong teacher na magagaling, nag-i-innovate, na naghihirap, na nagsa-sacrifice, walang complaint kung saan man sila naka-assign at saka nagsisilbi sa mga komunidad. At hindi lang iyon, nag-iisip sila ng mga panibagong paraan upang ma-reach anglearners,”Sec. L. Briones
Organized by the ICO, the forum was designed to encourage GTP Ambassador Advocates in education to exchange know-how, learning methods, methods and assistance schemes with varied learners in education.
The aims of the forum were to increase involvement in GTP and other contests; show best learning methods and to develop the teacher portfolio; share creative approaches to problems relating to schooling; and familiarize themselves with GTP winners and recipients.
The GTP emphasizes the significance and the worldwide recognition of teachers and celebration of their attempts. It also seeks to recognize the effect on its learners and on its societies of the finest educators.
“We must acknowledge excellence and promote it. Those that do stuff, those that innovate, and those that leave the box must be recognized, “added Briones.
Since GTP’s opening in 2015, only four Philippine educators have reached the last top 50.