Master teachers aim for human service-A A +A
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
TEACHING is not just a job, it must be thought of as a mission. The Association of Master Teachers of Baguio City National High School brought challenges to its members. It is an organization worthy of its name with teachers as experts in their field of specialization, competent and committed to the best delivery of quality instruction in the classroom.
To become a master teacher is no joke. It is not just plain compilation of certificates of accomplishments by doing community service, coaching and winning but it takes more than that. It means sacrifice, perseverance and commitment to the best of one’s ability and capability. Teach the students well and show them the way.
A mediocre teacher tells, a good teacher explains, a superior teacher demonstrates, but a master teacher inspires. The true text book for a student is his teacher. Master teachers are for the classroom…to teach.
At the Baguio City National High School, the Association of Master Teachers have done a great deal in their accomplishments and were awarded the Civil Service Lingkod Bayan Award in 2005 under the leadership of Ms. Evelyn Tadeo, then sustained by Ms. Linda Tavara.
The organization has been stagnant for some time but with the new set of officers, with Mr. Johannes Robles as President, together with the unending support and help of Ms. Evelyn Tadeo (now designated OIC of Joaquin Smith National High School) and Ms. Editha Laop Head teacher of the Mathematics department, the master teachers have started to undergo trainings, seminars and other relevant accomplishments. Preparation of monthly instructional plan (MIP).
Monthly accomplishment reports and Test construction are just a few of the activities which the MT’s have undergone. Acquisition of an AMT office which was long overdue but well deserved, was a dream come true with the generosity of Dr. Elma Donaal, Principal IV including the administration, a reverie was realized.
The master teachers did not only confine themselves in the classrooms but expanded their responsibilities and their noble forbearing spirit within and outside the school. The project of Piso mula sa Puso benefitted students with infirmity and other circumstances that befall their love ones. Scholars of the association are well supported from the seventh grade up to graduation. Giving of gifts in the annual Pamaskong Handog gives joy to the recipients. To the retiring master teachers, there is the traditional send- off party to honor these mentors who have left an indelible mark in their successful tutoring; a page to remember.
It is also upright to note that during the term of Ms. Remedios Andrada, numerous projects have also been undertaken. Out of school youths were tutored in the different learning areas by volunteer master teachers during summer breaks. Classes were done in designated barangays. Visitations in havens for delinquent minors were also a part of the accomplishments of the master teachers and that does not exclude the usual gift giving and scholarships, and has been sustained until the present leadership of Mr. Johannes Robles.
The Lord God has given master teachers the tongue to know how to sustain the weary with a word. They are likened to a candle that consumes itself to light the way for others. Here’s more success to the association, more power and responsibilities to the officers. Master teachers nurture the seeds of today so they might blossom into the flowers of tomorrow.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on February 27, 2013.