Enhancing Teacher Motivation: Leadership Strategies in Panabo City Public Senior High Schools

Maria Fe T. Balatero *

Department of Education –Schools Division of Panabo City, Philippines.

Marleonie M. Bauyot

Faculty, Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City, Philippines.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Effective school leadership plays a crucial role in addressing challenges, inspiring teachers, and creating an environment conducive to teachers. This study delved into the motivational techniques employed by public school heads in Panabo City. Teacher motivation is pivotal in improving educational outcomes and fostering a positive learning environment. This research employed a qualitative approach focusing on a single case to explore the various motivational techniques and strategies implemented by Public Secondary Senior High School Heads regarding their effectiveness and the challenges encountered in the context of Panabo City. Seven (7) key informants were chosen using a purposive sampling technique and underwent an in-depth interview. The gathered data were analyzed using a thematic analysis. The major themes identified pivots around rewards and recognition, professional development, collaboration, and open communication. The technique's effectiveness is measured through performance metrics, feedback mechanisms, and retention rates. The significant challenges experienced by the school heads include sustainability of motivation, tailoring techniques to different individuals, and requiring sufficient support and resources. On the other hand, the emergent themes in motivational strategies include resource allocation and institutional support, school community building, and an inclusive approach. Implementing motivational strategies successfully entails addressing the limited resources, resistance to change, and ensuring sustainability through continuous monitoring and institutional support. The themes were thoroughly discussed, defined, and reinforced with existing studies and literature. Moreover, the insights emphasized the importance of empathy, consistency, and a long-term vision. Recommendations include strengthening the techniques and strategies utilized, being updated on new trends in motivational strategy and improvement, and addressing challenges.   By implementing the implications into practice and ensuring sustained effectiveness, school leaders must seek continuous feedback, establish performance metrics, remain adaptable to changes, and address challenges with flexible, tailored strategies that emphasize consistency, empathy, and understanding. This study has the potential to provide valuable perspectives for policymakers in education, as well as school administrators and teachers seeking to enhance teacher motivation and ultimately improve the quality of education.

Keywords: Motivation, teacher motivation, public school heads, motivational techniques, education, panabo city

How to Cite

Balatero, Maria Fe T., and Marleonie M. Bauyot. 2024. “Enhancing Teacher Motivation: Leadership Strategies in Panabo City Public Senior High Schools”. Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies 50 (7):286-99. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajess/2024/v50i71463.


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