Keeping students actively engaged can be challenging, particularly for educators teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. Adopting the simple strategy of using visual stimuli can do wonders in boosting attention spans and promoting class participation, according to several studies. This is further strengthened by the significantly higher class engagement in 30 Davao City public high schools that recently received visual equipment through the Caltex Fuel Your School (FYS) program.
The majority of the almost 50,000 students who benefited from Caltex’s donation, which includes laptops, projectors, pocket Wi-Fi devices, calculators and lab tools, reportedly showed marked increase in class participation and longer attention spans. This has resulted in better overall academic performance, with beneficiary schools reporting dramatic improvements in students’ grades at the end of the second quarter of the current school year.
“Since its Philippine launch in 2015, Caltex Fuel Your School has funded more than 58 classroom projects in 67 Manila and Davao schools and has impacted about 153,000 public high school students. Following its highly successful run for the last two years, we hope to continue bringing Caltex Fuel Your School to more regions to spur STEM learning in secondary schools across the Philippines,” said Peter Morris, country chairman of Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of the Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants.
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