The rainy season has officially arrived, as declared by
the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services
Administration (PAGASA) last June. With heavy downpours becoming more frequent,
students can expect challenges in maintaining motivation and focus or feeling
the rainy-day blues. The combination of gloomy weather, the desire to stay cozy
indoors, and the safety concerns posed by rainy conditions can make it
difficult for students to attend classes and concentrate on their studies.
For teachers, extra attention is needed to inspire and
motivate their students. Here are some effective strategies for keeping student
motivation high, especially on rainy days, as recommended by Quipper, one of
the best LMS in the Philippines.
Remind students to be prepared with proper rain gear. Coming
to school can be a hassle and unsafe for students due to slippery roads,
unexpected flooding, and increased risk of illnesses. As an educator, you must
remind your students about the essential items to protect them during uncertain
Encourage them always to bring an umbrella and consider
having rain boots and raincoats for heavy rain. Additionally, emphasize the
importance of using mosquito repellants to prevent diseases like Dengue, which
are more prevalent during this season. Lastly, promote a healthy attitude and
remind students to take their vitamins to boost their immune system.
Adjust your lesson plans to accommodate unexpected weather
conditions. The unpredictable weather
can result in class cancellations, disrupting the planned lessons for the day.
However, educators should be prepared to continue learning even in the comfort
of students' homes.
Utilize tools like Quipper, which has a Q-Link (Quipper
Link) feature to connect with your students virtually. Through this platform,
you can send out lessons and assessments aligned with the K-12 curriculum
mandated by the Department of Education (DepEd). Accessible learning materials,
including editable lesson presentations, worksheets, and answer keys, allow you
to customize lessons during unpredictable situations. The messaging feature
lets you stay connected with your students and monitor their situation.
Create fun and educational indoor activities. The
rainy season presents an excellent opportunity to engage students in group
indoor activities. Conduct quiz bees to test their knowledge and foster
competitiveness. Encourage students to present lessons creatively, enhancing
their confidence while solidifying their understanding of the topics. And you
can even use Quipper's wide range of learning materials on these group
activities and customize them accordingly.
Discuss the realities of the rainy season. The
rainy season in the country, characterized by intense Southwest Monsoon
(Habagat) and frequent typhoons, results in heavy rains and potential flooding.
It is essential to have open conversations with your students about these
Dedicate time to discuss the possible impacts of typhoons,
flooding, and transportation difficulties they may encounter. Also,
understanding your students' living conditions will allow you to address
disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) in the classroom. By doing so,
you are preparing students for any potential calamities. At the same time,
acknowledging these realities can help teachers empathize with their students
and create a supportive learning environment that considers their unique
Despite the challenges posed by the rainy season, teachers
can employ effective strategies to maintain student motivation and focus.
Remember, as an educator, your role goes beyond teaching subjects—you have the
power to create a supportive environment that helps students overcome obstacles
and succeed, rain or shine.
And Quipper is here to support educators with their
challenges in the classroom. The LMS platform recognizes the teachers' struggle
during unpredictable weather conditions and helps them foster students that
will become lifelong learners.
To learn more about Quipper Philippines and its other
programs and initiatives, visit https://www.quipper.com/ph/.
Quipper Philippines is a leading global education technology
company with a mission to bring the best education to every corner of the
world. Quipper aims to provide, improve, and distribute quality education
through technology to create a world where every child is given an equal
opportunity to learn and gain knowledge.