Organizational commitment among faculty members of Montessori De Sagrada Familia was realigned during the second leg of In-Service Training (INSET) for Teachers held at the Conference Hall on May 3.
Well-known and celebrated human resource officer Dr. Noel Racho of Miriam College facilitated the day-long recollection seminar aimed toward revitalizing the dedication of MDSF teachers to the school as well as the teaching profession.
Dr. Racho emphasized of three important qualities that measure a teacher’s commitment, namely: engagement, enablement, and energy in his session entitled “Dahil Sa’yo: The Love for Teaching”. The title was acquired from Inigo Pascual’s song bearing the similar title.
The employee guru pointed out that for a there should be an “intent to stay” to be fully engaged in the profession, which means putting a sense of mission above practical concerns in the life of a teacher.
The issue of turnover among private school teachers as an effect of the salary increase in the public schools was also briefly discussed in the seminar as teachers were urged to reconsider their decision of transferring to the government sector.
Dr. Racho also stressed the need for teachers to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field and continuously building healthy relationships with students, co-teachers, and administrators. He encouraged the teachers to have “a positive well-being, as thus, saying positive things about the organization”.
The seminar was punctuated with MDSF teachers dancing to the tune of Pascual’s Dahil Sa’yo as a sign of their commitment to the school.
By: Dan Angelo Bagadiong