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Reasons why teacher’s unnecessary workload in the public schools should be removed

Why teacher’s unnecessary workload in the public schools should be removed

Teachers at present are busy fulfilling their duties as the new normal is ongoing. However, there are certain things that somehow are of additional work for them. There are unnecessary workloads that need to go away for them to be more efficient.

We are talking about the unnecessary paperworks that are ask by the division from time to time. It takes forever for certain paperworks and information to gather from every teacher. This ought to be the work of the secretaries and not teachers.

Here are the reasons why these unnecessary workload should be remove:

1. Instead of focusing on teaching, teachers will allot their time doing paperworks.

Teachers can’t focus on their main work and that is to teach. Some paperworks need more time than the main things for the lesson.

2. Teachers should not be the one doing the paperworks.

There should be individuals who are assign to do the paperwork like the secretaries. There are staffs in the offices but how come teachers are still the one who does more of it?

3. The information are ask many times in forever.

Most of the times, survey and forms come in and out and the questions are the same. We still lack the “system” that will allow us to gather the information that we need in only a click of the mouse. We are behind civilization.

4. Certain topics which sometimes teachers can’t relate are even included.

There are some reports that somehow are not related to being a teacher but still the teachers do the math.

5. They give the work, and the next day is the deadline.

Most of the time, they ask the teachers to do certain workloads and it is urgent. Deadline is automatic the next day. It’s a luck that teachers don’t complain more about works like this but this is common.

6. There are more things to do other than unnecessary workloads.

Teachers are to prepare their lessons, teach, check papers, record and compute grades. Those workloads that are not related to the field of teaching should be the work of the staff.

7. Teachers are to teach and nothing else.

Please give the teachers space. They are bound to teach their expertise. In the long run, pressure will result to bad things. The more the work assigned to teachers, the thinner the efficiency in teaching.

Thanks to all the efforts of all the teachers even though life and work is tough but still you serve your students. This pandemic is an eye opener to which we all should work together to normalize everything. – Clea | Helpline PH

5 thoughts on “Reasons why teacher’s unnecessary workload in the public schools should be removed”


    Yes I strongly agree, Spending the whole night for reports.. caused the unpreparedness of the main work which is to teach…

    1. Teachers are also members of BAC…which are not their work load… but these teachers are interisted to do the task…just saying po.

  2. True . Sana bawasan or totally tanggalin na yang mga paper works sa mga teachers. They are teachers, they study and pass the licensure exams to teach. Better yet add another staff to handle those paper works, liit na nga sahod dame pang dagdag na trabaho.

  3. Ang nag papahirap sa teacher ay yung di dapat na gawin nila ay ginagawa nila, halimbawa una yung pag gawa ng IPCRF o RPMS those are supervisory work na ang gagawa ay mga supervisors or heads or yung mga nag carpet supervision reports nila yan baae on rheir grades or judgement of their teachers hindi yung teacher ang gagawa at mag rate sa.sarili niya at plus minus nalang silang at pirma tapos ang laki sahod nila. Si teacher puyat sa pag prepare ng ituturo at pag check at compute sa grades ng studyante niya tapos pag gagawin mo pa ng IPCRF at RPMS at Portfolio pinapatay niyo sila sa trabaho tapos maliit ang ipapasahod mo sa kanila sila ang nasa fronline kung sa covid frontliner ang mga teachers para successful and education system ng DepEd o health system ng DOH. Ngayon ang pandemic crisis pero ang worst pandemic na kailangan bigyan pansin ay ang Education Crisis. Isa pa yung pag gawain mo sila ng forms na ang dami dami e may ICT naman bawat school di sila ang gumawa sayang ang pinapasod sa kanila kung nag aatay lang sila ng reports ng teachers tapos kung umasta ang yayabang di nila alam ang job description nila. O kung wala mag hire kayo ng teacher aid para gumawa ng lahat ng reports na yan o non teaching personnel yan ang gawin nila hindi ang teacher, ang teacher magturo lang ang mag bigay ng gradea kung pasado studyantw niya o hindi. Noong 60 70 at 80’s wala namang yan RPMS IPCRF at Portfolio pero maganda ang performance out ng mga studyante kasi mga supervisor nag susupervise at ginagawa nila.trabaho nila.di pinapasa sa teachers. Kung kailan computerized at digital na madali na ang mga magtrabaho at mag gawa ng reports teacher parin ang pinapahirapan.

  4. Teachers are trained to teach students. If they are to do clerical and office work then they should have taken a secretarial course instead of education! You always complain about our poor education system and yet you do not do anything to improve not only the meager salaries and benefits of educators but also the amount of work that they have. Please do not kill their passion for their vocation by bombarding them with tons of work that is way too beyond the nature of their profession. Enough is enough! Without quality educators behind quality education expect the downfall of our nation as they build up the next generation.

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