Teacher reflection form for Objective 10 – sample essay
(NOTE: I am sharing with all of you my answers to the Teacher Reflection Form or TRF that is part of the Results-based Performance Management System portfolio that public school teachers are required to accomplish now that school year 2021-2022 has ended.
This one covers Objective 10, which covers: “Adapted and used culturally appropriate teaching strategies to address the needs of learners from indigenous groups.”)
Below is an assessment activity for a class of 30 learners, five of which belong to an indigenous peoples (IP) group.
Evaluate the appropriateness of the activity to your learners. Write your response in this form.
Directions: For your assessment, research on the following roles in your community by asking your parents or anyone with knowledge on these roles. Choose from Set A and Set B. Explain why these are important roles.
- medical officers
- community elders
Since they belong to a historically marginalized sectors, indigenous peoples are afforded special protections by the 1987 Constitution.
For example, it is stipulated in Article XIV, section 17 that the state “shall recognize, respect, and protect the rights of indigenous cultural communities to preserve and develop their cultures, traditions, and institutions. It shall consider these rights in the formulation of national plans and policies.”
In line with this, then- Education Secretary Armin Luistro released DepEd Order No. 32, S. 2015 or the Adopting the Indigenous Peoples (IP) Education Curriculum Framework.
Against this backdrop, it can be said that the aforementioned activity is appropriate for a class with learners belonging to indigenous groups. Set A is geared toward students from urban communities while set B is meant for students from rural communities.
This differentiation is important because students are more likely to understand lessons if the teachers are able to make it more relatable to them. One way of doing that is by contextualizing the lessons and activities.
In fact, I will go the extra mile and ask these students from indigenous groups to share what they wrote to the entire class so that all the other students will understand them more.