Through teachers’ eyes—what type of parent are you?

Published January 11, 2022, 5:45 PM

by Jane Kingsu-Cheng

It really does takes a village

Two years of online distance learning has proven that teachers can’t do it all when it comes to their students’ educational growth. Parents have a role in it, too!

Through Globe’s Global Filipino Teachers (GFT) program and in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP), the telecom company hosted a series of webinars that aims to help everyone involved in providing a holistic learning environment for children.

In their fourth Professional Development series for Teachers on Parental Engagement, it shared the different types of parents, which one are you?

  1. Kabute parent—just like mushrooms, you are sometimes present, sometimes absent.
  2. Nega-star parent—nega for “negative,” you’re the one with alibis and believe that things aren’t easy
  3. Bibong parent—the opposite of the nega star parent, you’re always optimistic and available for anyone who needs help
  4. Business-minded parent—you’re always on the lookout for opportunities
  5. Lutang parent—you’re the absent-minded parent. More often than not, because you have a lot on your plate.

Parents do have a lot going on, balancing work, house, family duties that we tend to spread ourselves too thin. In this webinar, teachers were taught on how to handle and assist parents through the 3Cs which are Communicate, Collaborate, and Create. It’s also important to ENGAGE with parents—Elicit parents’ concerns, Never judge, Gain their trust, Active communication, Growth mindset, and Empower.

“The collaboration we have with DepEd is one that helps catalyze the learning community to imbibe technology and new methods of learning to keep abreast of the times,” says Globe chief sustainability officer and SVP for corporate communications Yoly Crisanto. “We are glad to share knowledge and widen the perspective of our educators through this program, as we help them establish a better working relationship with parents for their students’ well-being and learning—especially now, as we adjust to a blended learning environment.”

Globe has more lined up under its Global Filipino Teachers (GFT) program, covering digital literacy, parental support on digital learning, responsible online behavior, effective 21st centruy approaches to early language literacy, and psychological first aid.

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