| Opinion | 
  • Mislooked but great inventors

    Did you ever try searching the web about famous invertors? What names would appear? Who would be ranked number one, two, or three? Will you ever see a name of a teacher who invented a simple yet effective and efficient visual or audio aid, maybe a combination of both? Whatever your answer maybe, we won’t…

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  • Strawberry Festival 2017

    Why do we celebrate Strawberry Festival every year? How is it celebrated? Are these plants classified as vine, bush or herb? All these questions pop up in my mind every time the month of March comes. For eleven years that I stayed in Benguet, I never dared asking what Strawberry Festival is, why do people…

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  • Green and environmentally friendly schools

    All over the world and in any government and non-government agencies, everybody is getting more conscious of the essence of valuing health and each one’s welfare. Likewise, environmental awareness is given importance. In schools, the Department of Education in partnership with other agencies of the government like the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)…

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  • Sense of humor: a need for teachers

    Rick Warren in his book, The Power to Change Your Life, wrote about how someone once asked Lincoln (the American president during the Civil War) on how he handled all the stresses. He said, “If it hadn’t been for laughter, I could not have made it”. Teaching is somewhat related to a battlefield. Some teachers…

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  • Ripple effects of giving

    Developing harmonious relationship with every people you meet is always expedient. I have proven this fact last May 26, 2013 when I was approached by my supportive and energetic department head, Francisco B. Peñaflor, to spearhead a fund raising activity to improve the audio-visual teaching aids for the benefit of our students of Pines City…

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  • Parents and teachers should be partners in the education of the child

    Successful schools are built upon successful relationships. We observed these in all schools whether public or private, in the rural and in urban places. We should take note that developing positive and inspiring relationships of teachers, students, stakeholders and the local community can make a significant difference in the education of our children. This also…

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  • A teacher’s love

    If you love someone… you will always believe in him/her, always expect the best of him/her. (1 Corinthians 13:7) Teachers are gifted with big hearts. They do this by doing their duties with love just to mold and guide their students. Last November 2007, Readers’ Digest featured the story of a Cuban girl, Gloria, who…

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  • The value of joining competitions

    Recalling Year 2011, I cannot forget the days we went through with my grade five pupil who represented the school to the division, regional until the national level. It was a tedious task on my part to prepare review materials from all sources including textbooks, journals, magazines and other references. After reviewing, cover to cover…

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  • Visual arts and garbage segregation

    In our school, ways were made to address proper waste segregation. A memo crafted by the principal was issued stating that garbage disposal areas in every classroom must have three bins for papers, plastic bottles, and residuals. In support to this wonderful advocacy YES-O volunteered to buy papers and bottles to encourage students to be…

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  • Values of our youth

    “Change” is the only permanent happening in a man’s life. Things change in a second of every minute which perhaps make our life either easy or difficult. Filipino values are already endangered because of the various influences that engulf the thought and heart of our young.

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