The Department of Education (DepEd), in cooperation with E-Net Philippines and Save the Children, have launched the Primer on Positive Discipline for Everyday Teaching last Monday, June 6, 2016, 9 am at the DepEd NCR Conference Hall, Department of Education-National Capital Region, Regional Office.
The Primer was created to help teachers apply a positive approach in classroom management and will be distributed to teachers nationwide. The Primer will also be used as a training tool for positive discipline.
“This Primer will be most valuable to our teachers so that they can cope with the day to day challenges of having to deal with young, active learners using positive reinforcement,” Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC said.
Luistro pointed out that the primer is consistent with the DepEd policy on zero tolerance for any act of violence against children in school, including corporal punishment, as detailed in the DepEd Child Protection Policy (DO No. 40, s. 2012). “We recognize that teachers, administrators and staff, as stewards of learning institutions, are responsible for an enabling and supportive environment for effective learning based on the principles of positive discipline,” the education chief added.
The Primer also comes with some pointers on ways to enhance teacher’s well-being in order to help them cope with stress.
DepEd has earlier issued a Child Protection Policy that prohibits corporal punishment and all forms of abuse and promotes positive and non-violent discipline in schools.