As the second parents of the learners, teachers must be aware on how to discipline their students properly. Last May 4, Atty. Enrique “Buko” Dela Cruz, facilitated the last part of Summer In-service Teachers’ Training (InSet) with the topic: “Legal Aspects of Teaching: School Discipline” at Montessori De Sagrada Familia.
The Sagradan faculty learned about imposing classroom discipline in accordance with the law. Atty. Buko discussed the legal basis of school discipline.
According to Article 218 of Family Code, the school, its administrators and teachers should have special parental authority and responsibility over the minor child under their supervision, instruction or custody. With this, the teachers not only play the role of being their students’ facilitator but they also play significant roles in the classroom; namely, as model, as classroom manager, as evaluator of students’ learning and most importantly, as the second parents of the learners inside the school campus, which serves as the second home of the students.
Most of the time, the students spend most of their time in school and other school-related activities and spend less and less time at their home. In view of this, the school has a significant role in guiding the learner in achieving mastery of developmental tasks.
Atty. Buko also discussed the proper used of social media, as well as the possible cases and problems that the students and school might encounter and the acts and solution that should be done with this.
By: Vanessa Pascual