Challenges Faced by Selected Junior High School Teachers of Mindanao State University – University Training Center in the New Normal Instructions
Keywords:New Normal Instructions, Mental Health, Internet Issues.
The study determined the challenges faced by the Junior High School Teachers of Mindanao State University – University Training Center, Marawi City during the new normal instructions in the school year 2021-2022. A total of thirty participants from the two departments such are Technology and Livelihood Education and Science, who have taught during and after pandemic. The researchers used descriptive method of research with the use of survey structured researchers–made questionnaire as the primary instrument for data gathering and was analyzed using descriptive statistics. This design was used to describe the demographic profile of the teacher-respondents and their perceptions on the challenges they faced using new normal instructions during pandemic. The findings revealed that 50.00% from the respondents was on permanent tenure and earning around P25, 001.00 to P 30,000.00 every month, it is determined that mostly was on Teacher 1 position. The teacher-respondents was facing different problems using new normal instructions after pandemic in terms of: planning the lesson, class management, facilities, method of teaching, usage of teaching aids, supervision, mental health, and internet issues. The findings depicted that the grand average weighted mean 2.45 descriptively define as Strongly Agreed, showed that these teachers are greatly challenged posed by the pandemic especially teachers teaching Technology and Livelihood Education and Science; the teachers struggle in finding the easiest possible way in delivering the skills even without face-to-face. Moreover, it is recommended that the School Principal should provide upgraded instructional materials and facilities in terms of technology so that teachers are prepared particularly with the learning materials needed in teaching during this time. It can boost their confidence to impart learning upon learners and motivate them by giving them more free resources and tools, webinars to share ideas and challenges, and professional development.
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