ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio and France Castro welcomed the approval on 2nd reading HB 9065 or the Teacher Protection Act. This bill, principally authored by both solons, stressed the need for the institutionalization of measures governing student discipline and mechanisms for classroom management to ease the burden of public school teachers and school personnel and to establish support for their protection.
“We filed the teacher protection bill in response to the clamor of teachers having a hard time in instilling discipline in their classrooms,” Tinio said. “With large class sizes, multiple shifts each day, and the heavier and additional tasks they have to assume, many teachers can attest that instilling discipline in their classrooms has become increasingly difficult.”
“Classroom management is a process of creating and maintaining appropriate behaviour of students in classroom settings,” Castro said. (pr)