With classes being done at home through printed learning modules or online classes, teachers from both public and private schools are busy creating modules and lessons that have to adapt with the blended method of teaching.
For many teachers, this also meant printing a lot of learning modules for their students. While the parents are supposed to retrieve and pass the modules on a weekly basis, the teachers have to work overtime to ensure that they print enough of these modules for all the students, for all the subjects/classes and sections they handle.
Each week, many of these teachers have to print thousands of pages of these learning materials – and a lot have to use their own computers, printers, electricity, internet, ink, and bond papers to do that because their students could not afford to pay them.
While many schools are able to provide the teachers with ink and bond paper, a lot can only afford to buy a few printers so that the teachers have share. Thus, many of the teachers are forced to buy printers out of their own salaries or rely on kind donors to provide them with these essential materials.
Understanding the struggles that her teachers have to undergo, the principal of Cataning Elementary School in Balanga City, Bataan, bought everyone a printer plus some reams of bond paper they can use to print their learning modules.
Ma’am Agnes Omagtang, the school principal, earned admiration from teachers and netizens alike for the wise decision she made in buying printers and bond papers for the teachers. She was able to achieve this by using the school’s MOOE fund.
By wisely budgeting the fund, this principal was able to ensure that the teachers won’t have trouble printing the learning modules for the students under their respective classes.
Of course, there’s still a long way to go before the school year ends. That means these teachers will near more ink and bond papers in the future, yet it is amazing that they were all able to receive free materials instead of having to use their own money to do it, like many teachers actually do across the Philippines!