Mapúa University helps mommy bloggers better understand their kids online learning journey through its “Nourishing Your Teenager’s Well-Being in the New Normal of Learning” webinar.
Mapúa understands the need for parents to be there for their children now that the new normal compels everyone to adapt to new ways of learning. I was thankful that I was invited to attend the webinar for mommy bloggers last August 5. Ykaie is gonna be a teenager soon and I feel that I need this webinar to better understand how to adapt to the normal keeping in mind her holistic well-being.
The webinar was entitled: “Nourishing Your Teenager’s Well-Being in the New Normal of Learning,”. It discussed topics ranging from assessing Filipino students’ readiness for online learning, mental and emotional challenges during online learning, nourishing the students’ well-being to adapt to the new normal of learning, as well as Mapúa’s Center for Guidance and Counseling (CGC) programs in enhancing the well-being of students.
The University invited four speakers from its academe to help the parents play a bigger and better role during their children’s online learning journey.
Dr. Edward Jay M. Quinto
He is an associate professor at the Mapúa’s School of Social Sciences and Education, talked about self-regulation and self-regulated learning, and how these are connected to students’ behavior and performance in online education.
He explained that self-regulated learning is multicomponent and that these components include goal setting, environmental structuring, time management, task strategies, help seeking, and self-evaluation.
“As we usher students in online learning, they bring with them varying levels of readiness, but we ensure that no one is left behind,” Quinto said.
Dr. Jonathan V. Macayan
He is the dean of the School of Social Sciences and Education, shared the results of a compassion survey conducted among students, assessing the impact of pandemic on students’ mental and emotional state and provided insights on intervention techniques that can be used both by parents and educators in their engagement with young individuals.
He pointed out that the responsibilities of the school in addressing the mental and emotional well-being of students include the design and implementation of academic and school policies that are sensitive to and supportive of the mental health and well-being of students, the development of a school–parent collaboration system that will aim to monitor and ensure students’ well-being in online learning, as well as the development and implementation of necessary student support services.
“It’s more than just simply a strategy; it has to be genuine. Your intention to humanize your interventions with students must be genuine,” Macayan said.
Prof. Jasmine Nadja J. Pinugu
She is the is the University’s program chair for Behavioral and Human Science. She pointed out that fostering resilience is critical to a teenager’s well-being during difficult times.
She said that the key to nourishing students’ well-being is by fostering resilience, and one can do this by maintaining a positive self-regard for themselves, teaching them life skills such as positive coping and problem-solving skills, enabling them to have a sense of purpose and agency, maintaining positive social connections, as well as emotional regulation.
“At this time of pandemic, there should be stronger collaboration between the students, parents, and the teachers,” Pinugu said.
Arlene V. Clarete-Macatuggal
She is Mapúa’s director for student advising and counseling, shared how the University has been responding to the needs of its students while learning in an online environment.
She explained that Mapúa CGC offers various services for its students to help them cope with the new normal. These services include counseling, coordinating, appraising, and consulting services.
“We just don’t wait for students to come to us, but we schedule them for counseling through Blackboard or [Facebook Messenger] to help them with their needs,” Macatuggal said.
An open and lively discussion was held for the mommy bloggers in attendance after each topic, wherein their burning questions and concerns were readily addressed by the four speakers.
Through the webinar, Mapúa University aims to best equip parents with the tools needed to help their children have a productive, engaging, and safe learning experience remotely. It is imperative that parents, students, and the academe work together to provide a seamless academic experience for children via the online learning journey.
Jonna Cielo says
Kailangan po talagang magtulungan ngayon.. sana matapos na ang pandemic na ito..
Ellaine Parame says
I agree mamsh, Strong communication to parents- students and the teacher, Malaking impact yan sa ating mga studyante lalo na sa panahong ito.. Nedd nila tayu. Ng sa ganon maging maayus yung pagstudies nila ❤️
Mariya Bektorya says
Sana more parents will know this too! Dito sa Bukidnon mahirap talaga ang online learning kasi may mga students na anak ng hindi din nakapasok sa school. Sana may radyo or TV to reach out sa gaya nila. This webinar is helpful at thankful din kami na may nababasa kaming info galing sa inyo sa mga natutunan niyo sa webinar.
Jasmin Palaganas says
Talagang need to lalo na ngayong panahon momsh di lang students and teachers pati parents are involved dahil nga homeschool na talagang matututukan pati ng parents ang mga anak nila and For everyones safety naman kaya homeschool muna than traditional school
Jovelyn Jose says
Must share para malaman din ng ibang parents. Magandang way ito para ma realise ng ibang parents ang importance ng communication sa ating mga anak
Twinmama Sarah says
Nice to learn something new about online learning.My kids dont yet attend school feel so lucky i dont have to stress myself out this school year postponed because of the pandemic. Thanks for sharing the ideas and new learnings about online schooling.
Donna Ria Mahayag says
Buti may ganitong mga webinar na malaking tulong sa ating mga mga magulang sa panahon ng pandemya. Lalot kapakanan ng ating mga anak ang nakasalalay.
arlene bejosano obien says
nice to learn something new about online learnings.great na may ganitong webinar malaking tulong sa mga parents and sa students as well.
Rojean mae Lamsin says
Magandang learnings ito for parents especially this times.
Babeth Arcede says
Very interesting. Ganyan pala ang webinar na tinatawag.
Roselyn A Jose says
As a parent sobrang helpful ng mga ganito, para sa ating mga anak. Buti nauso tong webinar at magandang mga topics to discuss.
Brenda Aguilan says
New normal is consist of doing business online,work from home and so does studying at home tbrough modulars and online learnings.We parents should cooperate to teachers in order to make this school year successful.After all it is all for our children’s welfare,right?
Ramiella Keira Infante says
Thanks for this, need natn ito as parents.
Jeng Manalo says
Agree we have a big role on this School year.We as parents need to be a mom teacher too.We have to cooperate and communicate sa school teachers and sa ating student para magampanan ng ayos at mairaos ang school year na to.Big adjustment pero alam kong kaya at kakayanin.Goodluck to us
Jasmin Palaganas says
Thanks for this momsh talagang need natin tong mga parents lalo na sa may mga anak na nagaaral
Melissa Batungbakal says
Thanks for this Mommy Peach… Need tlaga natin matutukan ang anak natin lalo na sa panahon ngaun…
Melissa Batungbakal says
Thanks for this Mommy Peach..
Joevelyn Mendoza Sayong says
It’s good to know that they really tackled this. Maybe some parents faced this kind of situation on how to teach their teenagers to cope up in new normal. The professors gave a helpful advice. Very informative.
Cha Macha Reyes says
Big help talaga ang webinar lalo na sa mga parents and s mga students.. Na nag homeschooling to face this New normal A very helpful and Very Imformative Thank you Mommy Peach for Sharing 💕💕
Joyangelique Balleta says
Sa panahon ngayon kailangan magtulungan tayong lahat, Malaking papel ang gagampanan nating mga magulang para sa pag aaral ng ating mga anak, mas doblehin pa natin ang mga efforts natin at makipag tulungan din tayo sa mga guro para mapagtagumpayan natin this school year.