READY FOR THE MISSION
JOSEPH IAN TIZON QUIAMBAO
Teaching is not just a profession; it is a mission and a calling from God. In Matthew 22:14, it is stated that “Many are called but few are chosen”. Everyone has the capability to teach and inspire, but only few have the courage to say yes in this lifetime mission. Teaching is the noblest profession. It is the profession that creates all other professions. Once we have entered into the teaching profession, we are already dedicating our lives to serve our students, country and God.
During my Pre-Service Education, Bulacan State University has prepared me for the mission. The BSED program of the College of Education enhanced my abilities and teaching skills. It has provided me not only knowledge but also the right attitude and values required for me to embrace my mission with passion, commitment and dedication. With this I would like to thank my mentors who have been instrumental for my formation and preparation in my mission. I would like to express my gratitude to Dr. Renato DL. Godoy and Dr. Rosalina Joson, my professors in Filipino who have made me master my specialization and therefore have prepared me to be an effective teacher of the Filipino language. San Matias National High School was also a part of my formation as a future teacher. It was where I had experienced the love and joy of my vocation during my practice-teaching. I would like to mention the significant contribution of my cooperating teacher, Sir Efraim C. Mendoza, who had inspired me for being an effective facilitator of learning and a nurturing teacher. The technical assistance and inspiration given to me during my entire journey as a student teacher by my Department Head in Filipino at SMNHS, Ma’am Anabell U. Sapao, were also vital in my pre-service formation. Salute to the College of Education headed by our Dean. Dr Ruben E. Borja II, for its programs that have made us realize BulSu’s Mission “to produce highly competent, ethical and service-oriented professionals.” Therefore we can proudly say that we are now ready to teach the 21st Century learners. Finally, I would like thank my first teacher, my mother, ASDS Rowena T. Quiambao. She is the epitome of a good and great teacher and leader. The inspiration and support that she has been sharing with me lit the fire in my heart to become a good servant-teacher.
Today, I am now armed with the necessary knowledge, skills, competencies, and values needed in the performance of my function as a teacher. I can truly say that I am now FIT and RIGHT for the teaching vocation. I thank God for calling and choosing me to serve the mission.
The author is a graduating student of Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Filipino at Bulacan State University