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THANK-YOU LISTS: MEANS IN OVERCOMING DEPRESSION

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by: Adelaida Q. Valenzuela
Head Teacher II COBNHS

 

 “Everyone feels “blue” or “low” once in a while. It’s a normal healthy reaction to the disappointments, losses, and separations that occur in everyone’s life. But it is one thing to be down in the dumps and quite another to be depressed. Sadness is normal, but depression is a major illness.” 

Dr. Tyrone M. Reyes is right in his “An Apple A Day” September 16 article. To be sad and to be depressed are two different things. The latter is worse than the former; attention should be given to people who get depressed.

“Depression prevents pleasure, saps energy, and interferes with daily life. It is a complex disorder that has many causes. Heredity (“blue genes”), imbalances in neurotransmitters (chemicals that brain cells use to communicate with one another, such as serotonin and norepinephrine), hormones, and life experiences are among the factors that play a role. Anyone can get depressed, and many of us do,” he adds.

Unfortunately, the percentage of people who get more depressed goes to younger generations. Surveys show that most of the children born in the 21st millennium tend to be MISERS: people who live poor so they die rich. They further reveal that many a teenager agrees that suicidal tendencies lurk in the corner. A teen usually finds many reasons to be sad about the “unfortunate” things happening around him.

The challenge for teachers nowadays then is to give students enough reasons to be happy. The moment children enter a classroom,  they entrust their future to the teacher.

            Gabay Guro, a non-profit organization, recently revealed on their TV advertisement the number of teachers that molds an individual before he becomes a professional: approximately 200.  The group shared a very important message: The along-the-way process or “the climb” is the most crucial determinant of success. This suggests that if, along the way, the child stops or worse quits, he may not succeed where he is best at.

Rainier Allan Ronda’s “Educators: Children’s resilience vs depression should be looked into” Pilipino Star Ngayon article in May 2, 2013 shares an alarming message. 

He refers to children born from the mid- 1990s to the present as “Generation Z” and alerts all parents of the said batch to get more involved in their children’s character formation through Dr. Queena Lee-Chua’s advice in her “Gen Z from a Psych Perspective” talk.  (Chua is a Psychology associate professor at Ateneo de Manila University.)

Ronda cites financial difficulties in the family as a main reason of suicidal incidences from the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) “Educating the Alpha Generation” gathering in May 1 and considers it as an indication of the lack of resilience among young Filipino children. The NAST tried “to identify policy recommendations to support paradigm shifts in teaching and learning that needs to be done to address the unique needs of the younger generation or children aged 6 years to 16 years.”

            On the other hand, Ronda further acknowledges Chua’s findings in her 2004 “resilience study”: the importance of parenting and treatment of “underlying family problems which may cover finances, romantic problems with their girlfriends and/ or boyfriends, and low grades.” The latter says that tuition and lack of money is not the only problem; the challenge is motivating children and “teaching them to handle failure early in life, as well as set beliefs about success.” High expectations can then be set for children, but should only be met while properly guided by parents, their positive role models.

            More pieces of advice come from Chua: setting beliefs about success is attainable by maximizing potential, “praise effort, not ability” and “parents are parents, not barkada”.

Parents must address the diagnosis of a seeming problem as soon as one symptom of depression shows up. They must never be lenient as barkada in preventing anything worse to happen.

Dr. Reyes states: “Doctors have little trouble spotting full-blown depression. These people are withdrawn, lethargic, preoccupied with themselves, and plagued by thoughts of illness and death. They often neglect their appearance, hygiene, and nutrition. Physical symptoms are also common, including problems with sleep, appetite, and bowel function. Aches and pains are common, as is weight loss. But if symptoms are atypical, depression can be hard to diagnose.”

Because depressed people have impaired ability to think, concentrate or make decisions, diminished self-esteem with feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt and recurrent thought of death and suicide, teachers (as loco parentis) must think of the best means to help students overcome depression while it still is mild.

 In dealing with what Shakespeare calls as “the sad companion, dull-eyed melancholy” and Winston Churchill’s “black dog: that turned up unexpectedly”, teachers should discover the Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and Robin Williams talent potentials within students but never let them suffer the same deaths that these celebrities had. They can resort to talk therapies, medications, supplements and lifestyle modification. Teachers should make time for these to achieve the desired results. The simplest method is paying attention to teaching techniques though: with every choice (of method) that they make in activating students’ schema and ensuring retention of learning, they can be positive agents of change.

            Rodan notes Professor Alleli Ester C. Domingo’s challenge to educators to adopt teaching techniques that adjust to the Gen Z’s attachment to gadgets (tablet computers and smartphones), TV and the Internet. (Domingo is the deputy director of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics of UP Los Baňos.)

            The latter highlights learners’ engagement with computer gaming, texting, social networking and watching TV as a big factor in the learning process. This is true to many classroom settings nowadays. If teachers do not determine their students’ interests and relate these passions to recent trends, esp. in technology (since the Gen Z are often known to be digital species or individuals born and “made” in the Age of Computers/ Technology), they may discourage proactive participation and values development. Talking about depression, gadgets may make or break children.

She shared that at UPLB, modules are developed to “exploit the positive values promoted by the current popular massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG)” like Defense of the Ancients (DOTA). The game may help improve problem solving skills, decision- making under uncertainty and competitiveness.

Having enlightened with the “what” and “how” of depression, the proponent highly suggests to educators and school heads/ directors to consider every name in their class records and directories. “Every child is special.” Every child has to ask questions and get answers from people they look up to on a daily basis.

For every Juan/ John and Juana/ Jane, a pro-positivity campaign must be introduced, implemented and maintained inside the classroom. This has to start with the gratitude attitude. Every morning or at a particular/ desired time of the day, students should be asked questions regarding home and all the positive things happening around them and should come up with THANK-YOU lists. Teachers must make sure that their students and they themselves do things properly. This positive effort will make students feel that they are wanted, needed and connected to the larger world; the material will touch their feelings and will invest on stories that connect them to the value of family, friends, etc. Five entries that start with “I am thankful for…” may do at first then the list must be longer each time. This will only take two to five minutes.

Then, teachers may attend to their teaching techniques by giving their motivational, evaluation and enrichment activities a second thought. One by one, gems have to surface but more importantly, they must be able to pinpoint opportunities also and turn these to gems by providing solutions. They should go back to and check on their teaching goals and objectives. After all, teachers should be the best visionaries. They should remember: “Dreams can be fulfilled only when they’re defined.”

Helen Keller posits: “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” There will always be solutions to problems.

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT:

·         Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Healthy Aging, March 2013

·         http://www.philstar.com/education-and-home/2013/05/02/937257/educators-childrens-resilience-vs-depression-should-be-looked

·         http://www.philstar.com/health-and-family/2014/09/16/1369382/how-recognize-and-treat-depression

·         www.health.harvard.edu

ENDLESS NOBILITY

posted Jun 20, 2018, 6:02 PM by Web Administrator


By: Honeyleene P. Bautista

Teacher – I, City of Balanga National High School

          Teaching and disciplining go together. At times, we are confused as to which of the two we must prioritize. When we speak of disciplining we can also coined ‘teaching discipline’, can teachers be blamed for this Filipino generation’s lack of discipline? Filipinos have been commended for their very good work etiquette. They are hospitable and hard working. They do their job beyond expectations and they express love in every task they perform at the workplace.

          However, the idea of ‘Filipino time’ would always be something attached to Filipinos for we are always late. When we say the classroom is a place where individuals prepare their future, it is but proper to say that the classroom is where we form habit and character. Hence, they learn that time is of the essence. They must not be late. They have to turn in home works and projects on time. Moreover, they follow a schedule that allots a set of minutes or hours to do certain tasks. Yet, there are still some who fails to comply.

According to Marshall Mcluhan in his Technological Determinism Theory, it is technology that shapes society. Youngsters these days are exposed to gadgets that use up most of their time. They spend time in surfing different social networking sites. Things they have done or experienced have to be posted for the world to see and the number of views, likes, and shares matters a lot. Aside from this, interactive video games have also taken so much of our youngsters’ precious time. They unintentionally are losing time for most of their everyday routine like eating, studying and spending moments with family. However, it is important to note that it is not entirely their fault since the coming of new technologies starts to shape the lives of its users. Sadly, the negative effects of too much exposure to modern media is taking a toll on our youngsters and these are perfectly observed in the school (where they spend most of their waking hours). They come to school late with the reason that they are not able to sleep well, not disclosing that they have spent the night playing video games and/or browsing the internet. They show less interest in doing school stuff and their academic performance drops from average to poor.

 

In case like these, teachers need to go beyond teaching the subject matter and have to be adults to lead and guide the students to living life the normal way again. Most of the time, based on experience, parents words would express on giving up on disciplining their children. They would say that they have done what they could do hinting that the institution has no other choice but to accept the situation. As such, it becomes frustrating for teachers for it is they who witness the downfall of the individuals concerned. It is they who are expected to the best they can to bring back the student’s interest in learning and coming to school on time. It is they who are blamed for bad academic performance when in fact, other factors are liable for it.

Being a teacher is indeed a noble profession for it is almost imperative for them to take everything in and to bring out the best in everything after taking them in. The blame game is a lousy escape for them for their conscience and intellect are not shape for unacceptable reasons and behavior. Therefore, the most expected way for a teacher to do is to find the right and kind solution to problems and students. Harsh punishments are no longer acceptable as this government protects our children the same way other first world countries do and the educators are its partners in working things out. It is really difficult to solve a problem that you did not create but have something to do with. However, the promise of every teacher to build influence in making this nation a better place to live in must always come into play and the endless nobility his profession demands must always be satisfied. Teachers must be firm and avoid being swayed by the mocking words of others. They must be proud of themselves at all times for they have to confidently fulfill their oath by all means. And most of all, they must have the heart to understand and the intellect to objectively sort things out for the betterment of the lives they touch, the most important resource of this world, our children.

 

WE ARE IMPORTANT BUT NEVER INDISPENSABLE

posted Jun 20, 2018, 6:00 PM by Web Administrator


By: Sammy Y. Sabello

Teacher II, City of Balanga National High School

 

Being a teacher, as a profession, is the most celebrated. In fact, it can be comparable to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Chocolates, flowers and celebration cards can be all over the place during Teacher’s Day when the world dedicates, celebrates, and thanks their mentors. And on this day, we would be likened to walking on cloud nine as if we are totally celebrities being greeted here and there by our present and past students. Yet, what is it that we do to deserve such treatment from the world?

To live a life as a teacher is different from the way others live their lives. As they say, “Teaching is a vocation.” We do so much without asking anything in return. We stay up late and we wake up early. We find happiness in little things and to see our students succeed makes all the difference in our world.

To live life as a teacher is a lifestyle. Friday night is the best night to rest and not to party and weekends are for next week’s lesson preparation. Semestral break and summer time are for in-set seminars and not for getaways. Instead of liquors, coffee is our late-night company. We dress up simply in our uniforms and when we want to be fashionable, the pair of shoes we wear for the 8-hour duty must say it all. Aside from these, as much as we try to avoid, we have developed this eye for details that we easily notice when something’s not right. And so, we are often found “reactionary” if not “too authoritative” by people around us like family and friends. Remember those times, when people you mingle with said, “Hind mo ako estudyante…” (I’m not your student…).   

To live a life as a teacher means giving up apart of you. It is hard to say this but after quite sometime giving in to your calling as an educator makes you change who you are and let go of your worldly pleasures. This is not taught in school, but a teacher / mentor must understand that once you enter the classroom you have the potential to influence a young’s mind view of everything around him, you must aim to become the best of

 

who you are. They say, it is okay not to be perfect, but as teachers, they expect you to become one. How many times have you been reminded of the phrases, “Teacher ka pa naman…” (Too bad, you are a teacher…) and “Teacher ka kasi…” (It’s because you are a teacher…)

To live life as a teacher makes you liable of the mistakes of others (Breath in. Breath out). When things don’t go well, it is a teacher’s fault. A student’s performance is the result of how you do your job. Ever wonder how much power you have over the future? It is in the way you teach and influence your class. There really is nothing glamorous in being a teacher. It is very important that those who want to enter in this profession be oriented accordingly.

The moment you start complaining about the life you live as a teacher is more than enough reason for you to leave your vocation. If you see yourself, playing around, going glamorous, spitting out nonsense in class, and trying to go against what is moral, you don’t belong in this noble profession. You could go somewhere and be the person that you want to be. This might not be the best place for you. Sacrifice, hard work, and a good heart are only some of the requirements. Being a teacher demands and asks so much from the chosen ones. Those who are called must forge in front and proudly say that they have lived a teacher’s life to the fullest. Let us not look at ourselves as somebody indispensable boasting that the world needs us because having few dedicated individuals intending to change the world for the better is much needed than having troops of conceited and narcissistic people whose concern is of themselves. When you know you are important, sacrifice, work hard, and have a good heart. These are the very reasons why the world is thanking us.    

CHECKPOINTS FOR ALL OF US

posted Jun 20, 2018, 5:45 PM by Web Administrator   [ updated Jun 20, 2018, 5:51 PM ]

By Benjamin Joseph B. Lomibao

 Teacher-I

City of Balanga National High School


As what Joshua J. Marine said “Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful” which often makes us ponder of what brought successful people to the top.

In many instances people had to take certain steps to succeed in life. There are certain checkpoints that needs to bring to mind. Education is one of the keys to success, and pursuing education is one of the best ways to achieve one’s goals in life. From the moment we are born, we start to learn. We learn how to attract attention and get our needs met. We learn how to interact with others and how to crawl, walk, and run. Some of these we learn on our own, and the rest we learn from our parents and siblings. As we grow older, however, the amount of information we can learn on our own diminishes, and we must rely increasingly on formal education in order to develop the skills and knowledge we need to be successful in today’s world.

There is nothing like getting a solid education. It stimulates your mind and provides you with a pass to a world of possibilities. Learning is one of those aspects in life that is priceless. Knowledge is powerful and has the ability to deliver positive outcomes throughout your career.

In a classroom setup there are students that has different perspectives in life in what path they want to travel. As educator we have the obligation to stress to our students that whatever path they want to choose they should understand the importance of having a good education.

Education helps us understand things around us. It gives us a purpose in life and helps us solve problems in general to specific or vice versa. In addition Oprah said “education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom”. It is also vital that when educating our students we do not neglect to educate their hearts.

When we are educated it gives us a knowledge of the world around us and changes it into something better. It develops in us a perspective of looking at life. It helps us build opinions and have points of view on things in life. Education makes us capable of interpreting things, among other things. It is not just about lessons in textbooks. It is about the lessons of life.

Let us help each and every student not to hesitate if they are offered the opportunity to receive a decent education. Help them know that it has the capability to change and improve their life. If they are thinking of going to school, or back for higher education, it is worth highly considering.

Remember that this is the moment to perform. Your time is now!

Second Leadership and Team-Building Seminar

posted Jun 10, 2018, 10:30 PM by Jose Dasig   [ updated Jun 10, 2018, 10:32 PM ]

(EDRYLL R. CONTRERAS)

 

 

The support given to our Students' Leadership is a support to our future Government.

Recently, the Division of City of Balanga conducted its Second Leadership and Team-Building Seminar at Bataan National High School. This two-day seminar aimed to highlight the essence of student leadership to the school community. It allows the school youth leaders to experience being with their fellow youth leaders, share their potentials, and collaborate.

Under the supervision of the School Governance and Operation Division headed by Dr. Flordeliza A. Del Rosario, in cooperation with the First Pacific Leadership Academy Bataan Chapter-Team Kabisig (a Future Thought Leaders group of Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan), headed by Ms. Yrha S. Layug, and the overall coordinator, Mr. Edryll R. Contreras, training was made possible. This training for all the Supreme Pupil Government Presidents and Vice Presidents of Division of City of Balanga together with the Supreme Student Government of Bataan National High School and City of Balanga National High School was indeed a success. Not only the 36 student leaders from elementary and 36 student leaders from secondary were given the opportunity to attend the seminar but also the 20 schools' student organization advisers. Several relevant leadership talks like personality development and 21st century student leaders, were discussed for day 1 and team building activities for day 2 took place.

This seminar-training aims not only to develop their leadership skills, but also for their holistic growth. To target this objective, the facilitators together with the coordinators of this event, made a contemporary type of activities, for they believe that leadership is best learned through experience. Mind games and obstacles were given to all, featuring different "palaro ng lahi" which promote the spirit of Patriotism. This whole training revolved on different core values, "Maka-Diyos, Maka-Tao, Maka-Kalikasan at Maka-Bansa" which is the true heart of an effective servant leadership.

"I want them to feel that in leadership there's creativity, love, passion, collaboration. I want them to feel that all they had in these two days seminar are worth sharing to their co-youth school leaders. That leadership is not all about being a front liner but sometimes they can be an inspiration to others to partake towards school betterment." (Mr. Contreras, Chairman of the seminar).

The said seminar for the young leaders is a tangible proof that the City Division of Balanga is aware of the beneficial effect of honing the future leaders of our government.g

Communication as a Basic Tool for Leadership

posted Jun 7, 2018, 6:50 PM by Jose Dasig

Written by AIDA P. CAPILI

HTIII | Magsaysay National High School


Being an administrator entails a lot of responsibilities in making sure that the department performs accordingly. For this to happen, the leader should be able to respond to the demands of the department and delegate work to the subordinates. Cooperation, trust and teamwork must be made visible so that the goals expected are results achieved.

How is does this made possible? Through proper communication. Being a leader, it is easy to just simply give tasks to individuals and expect results from them. If the results were unsatisfactory then he will require to it again or call up someone else to fix it. This will result to a problem towards the leader because of time constraints, not to mention resources wastage, and at the same time a gap between the leader and the subordinate.

Although this can be avoided if ever that the task was properly delegated and properly communicated. Communication is an indispensable tool in managing a group of individuals. Without it, the leader will find it very difficult for the members to follow instructions and carry out tasks. But, how does a leader communicate effectively?

Myatt 2012 suggests 10 ways how great leaders communicate to their followers.

The leader needs to gain the trust of the teachers. Of course being a leader, he should command respect but it doesn’t always work that way. Bear in mind that trust is earned and not forced. This is achieved by acting right, making right decisions, and thinking logically in various situations.

The leader uses dialogue and not monologue. Having a conversation with the teachers creates rapport. Issuing memos and flow sheets only creates a gap between them. By talking to the teachers, tasks are explained properly and therefore positive results are achieved accordingly. At the same time, errors are avoided and time is not wasted. In the process, the leader acknowledges the concerns of the teachers and responding to them.

The leader is specific. A good leader gives specific and clear-cut details. This creates the impression that the leader is fit for the position and there will be no room for error in executing the task. Time and resources are not wasted and optimal results are gained.

The leader focuses on the leave-behinds and not on the take aways. A good leader through his course of administration leaves a good impression that the members would aspire to have as well. While communicating, the leader must influence the members, in this case the teachers, to do their best. Teachers must not only be able to get the memos, the tasks to do and the information they require, they must also be inspired to do things, to be aligned with the expectations and understand the vision being implemented.

The leader keeps an open mind. Rigidity and a closed mind close the doors of opportunities. The leader might want to have his way of doing things but must also seek other options suggested by the members. Of course, in every situation there will be opposing concerns. The leader must be careful enough to listen to those concerns not merely to convince them to change but to know what’s on their minds. Through dialogues, this is avoided and a smooth operation is achieved.

A leader listens. Listening gives the teachers the feeling that the leader is concerned about their welfare. If the leader does not listen to them, they will be on a defiant stance whenever the leader gives tasks. A good leader shows that he listens to them and acts on their concerns.

A leader has empathy and not ego. Being a leader it is easy to think that being the boss, their pride and arrogance can be easily be channeled to their members. This only creates chaos in the team. Emphatic leaders communicate a level of authenticity and transparency. In turn, this results to trust and respect.

A leader knows how to read between the lines. They must have the ability to understand what is not being said, witnessed, or heard. There are matters that need not be spelled out therefore the leader must be sensitive enough to see things and understand situations. 

A leaders manifests intellect. When a leader speaks, he must know what he is saying. Leaders develop the technical command for the subject matter. If ever that he does not know anything about an issue be humble enough to admit it and take time to study it.

A leader adapts to the members. The leader must always be prepared to change the tone of the message or the level of information to suit it to the level of the listeners. It’s called developing an contingency plan. This ensures that the leader is well understood by all.



Reference:

Myatt, Mike, 10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders, Forbes, posted April 4, 2012 retrieved from www.forbes.com/sites/mikemyatt/2012/04/04/10-communicatiion-secrets-of-great-leaders

Five Effective Leadership Styles

posted Jun 7, 2018, 6:46 PM by Jose Dasig

Written by AIDA P. CAPILI

HTIII | Magsaysay National High School


In a school, there will be different kinds of leaders. The principals are considered a leader. They manage the whole operation of the school. The head teachers are considered a leader. They manage the core groups of the teaching forces subdivided into the different disciplines. The teachers are leaders. They manage the class making sure that learning takes place. A student may also become a leader. He may become the representative of the body of students in matters of student welfare and concerns. He may also be a leader in simple matters happening inside the classroom.

No matter what kind of leader there is, the real question is how effective are you as a leader? Are you the type that enforces others to follow or the type that motivates others to perform their tasks? There are different styles of leadership but not all of them might prove very effective.

Tracy Maurer from the University of Vermont explains five effective leadership styles.

The first one is a Supportive leader. If you are approachable easy to talk to and shows concerns to the welfare of others, you might consider yourself a supportive leader. You treat them with care and respect and in turn, they value you and trust your judgment.

The second one is a Participative leader. If you often ask input from the members asking for their opinions and suggestions then weighing them to arrive at a sound decision, it shows that you’re a participative leader. You let your members participate in the activity and not just monopolizing the decision making and planning. This shows that you value their abilities and trusts them in their tasks.

The third one is an Achievement-Oriented leader. This leader has the ability to push the members to do better and go on a higher level of performance. This leader sets goals and goes the extra mile to achieve it. He also empowers the members to ensure that optimal results are achieved in the end showing that members can work individually and as a team at the same time.

The fourth leader is Transformational Leader. This leader always have a long term goal in mind and forming short term goals as bridges to get where he wants to go. This leader displays a level of zeal that he becomes an inspiration to others and others tend to be changed because of him.

Lastly, you’re a Detailed leader if you’re adept in giving specific and structured tasks to achieve your goals. You give extra clarification to make sure that no complications happen in the process of executing the task. Members see you as a firm and steady leader that can always be counted on.

Whatever your leadership style maybe, always bear in mind that being a leader means being able to make your members trust you and aspire to become like you in the future.




Reference:

Maurer, Tracey, 5 Leadership Styles for Effective Management, The University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education, posted November 27, 2013, retrieved from http://learn.uvm.edu/blog-business/5-leadership-styles-what-styles-do-you-use

MAGKASALUNGAT

posted May 20, 2018, 6:23 PM by Web Administrator

BY

Camille P. Tipay

Teacher- I

Bataan National High School

 

Sa mga ispeling humihina,

Sa pagpopost ng kung anu-ano sa timeline bonggang-bongga.

 

Agad-agad sumasama sa galaan,

Subalit pagdating sa pagrerebyu ng aralin kinatatamaran.

 

Aktibong-aktibo kapag pag-ibig ang tinatalakay

Ngunit kapag walang kinalaman matamlay na matamlay.

 

Kapag nagkamali’y pinapatawad

Pero kapag ang guro sa ahensya agad.

 

Gustung-gusto nang mataas na marka

Subalit hindi naman nag-aaral ng mga asignatura.

 

Kapag mataas ang grado’y mabait ang guro,

Kapag mababa nama’y halos isumpa na nang todo-todo.

 

Mga mag-aaral na ganito ay dumadami na,

Subalit ‘wag na ‘wag kang tumulad sa kanila.

Mabuti nang naiiba

Kaysa gumagawa ng masama.

 

Piliin lagi ang kabutihan

Para naman suklian ka ng kalangitan

Dahil sa taglay mong kabanalan.

K12: THE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE

posted May 9, 2018, 1:35 AM by Jose Dasig

VIOLETA MAGPOC MENA 
Principal III –Tuyo Elementary School 

 

            The Month of April 2018 is a landmark date for the graduates of the K to 12 Program in the Philippines. It was in 2016 when the Department of Education (DepEd) implemented the curriculum wherein secondary education has been extended to an additional two-year senior high school (SHS) stint for the youthful hope of the country.

            The graduation rites of the senior high school students can also be considered as another milestone in the history of Philippine education since it is the first batch of graduates for senior high school. It is an exciting time of change, for it brings series of alteration into the lives of the students, teachers, parents and other stakeholders.

            After completion of senior high school, the students are to be proud of the patented trademark that goes with their accomplishment. It also brings to the graduates a distinct outlook on the career paths that lies ahead of them. In a very positive note, they can say to themselves that they are ready for the challenge.

            In front of them lies a three-dimensional bright spots of opportunity along the professional horizon.

            First, they are readily prepared to pursue further studies in the various areas of college learning. Second, they have the opportunity of getting jobs based on the specific skills they earned; at their legal age they can qualify to either local or foreign full-time employment. Third, they also have an option to start a business and be entrepreneurs in their own right.

            Aside from having earned the diploma, the graduates bear with them the College Readiness Standards to their college courses. Another added advantage in getting into opportunities, the SHS graduates also carry with them certificates of competency and national certifications under the TESDA training regulations. 

Further, the gain of mid-level skills from the K to 12 Curriculum is also a foundational preparedness for the graduates to participate the challenging field of entrepreneurship.

            In the light of this momentous event, expect that the educators of DepEd with the rest of government links in support of the K to 12 Curriculum will bring in the necessary innovations, developmental approaches and strategies to prepare the future of the youth of the country.

              Congratulations 2018 SHS graduates, the road ahead is waiting for you to show the way for the next batch of senior high school aspirants the road to excellence.  As the saying goes in Jeremiah 29:11 “ For I know the plans I have for you, “declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

 

Pambubulas

posted Apr 29, 2018, 11:02 PM by Web Administrator   [ updated May 20, 2018, 6:18 PM ]



Ni: Camille P. Tipay
Teacher I - BNHS

Napakapamilyar na salita
Na laging naririnig at nakikita
Sa telebisyon man o social media ay nakabandera,
At lahat ng tao ay naging biktima,
Nitong Bullying o Pambubulas na tumatagos sa isang indibidwal sa pinakamalalim nilang sistema.

Salita ay isang instrumento
Para baguhin ang isang tao, 
Patungo sa magandang pagbabago,
Subalit ngayon sa ating ginagalawang mundo
Ang mga salita na ang isa sa sumisira ng pagkatao.

Mga salitang kaypait 
Na madalas na sinasambit
Lalo na ng mga taong walang bait
At nagdadala nang walang kapantay na sakit.

Kaya naman kung mamarapatin
Mga salita’y pakaisipin 
Pagkat ‘di mo namamalayan
Na ang taong pinagsasalitaan
Iniisip na pala ang kanyang sariling kamatayan.

Nanaisin mo pa bang ang mga salita ang magiging sanhi
Nang pagkawala ng isang tao dahil sa masama mong budhi?
Makakatulog ka pa ba nang mahimbing?
Habang alam mo na dahil sa iyo may isang tao na nakalibing……

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