Educators of today should realize that traditional mentoring methods and educational management are slowly giving way to open mindsets, newer learning techniques and strategies, and utilizing technology in shaping the minds not only of students but also of teachers. This is the general perception at the ceremonies celebrating the 2nd Excellence in Educational Transformation Awards (EETA) that was held at EDSA Shangri-La Hotel. Organized by Bayan Academy, Rex Book Store Inc. And the Knowledge Channel Foundation, it is a unique educational award in the country that recognizes unique ideas and best practices in school management and teaching and learning innovations, with the aim of promoting and sharing them with other schools. The eight winning school have shown that technology and uncanny strategies can lead to unprecedented results, whether or not they have the financial means to support them. Of these, six learning institutions were recognized for excellence for their exceptional innovations in their school systems, which covered aspects like curriculum design, learning materials, learning methodologies, administrative systems and processes, and learning spaces and places. These schools were Singapore School Manila, Statefields School inc., Don Bosco Technology Center-Cebu, La Salle Green hills (Grade School Dept.), Southville International School and Colleges, and the Diocesan Schools of Pagadian. They received a trophy and P300, 000. Two academic institutions were also recognized for their innovative take on academic and administrative management for school efficiency. At the forefront is Southville International School and Colleges (SISC), which focused to improve on molding topnotch faculty and staff development through the introduction of Learning Institute Program (LIP), while coming up with an inventive curriculum called Strategic Program for Emergent Learners through Learning Shops (SPELLS), laying the school’s foundation with teachers that are adequately trained to mentor students who get the maximum worth of learning.