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As an educator, you always try to learn from every source possible. My greatest mentors who teach me many things everyday are my students. I don’t know when and where I saw Albert Einstein’s quote:

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb…


In this competitive world, we all need the edge we can get. College education provides such an advantage. It allows you to gain experience in a specific area of study while also giving you the benefit of social interaction from all walks of life.

While in a job, we need…


I just realized that no matter what the occasion is my dad Boy Canto will always look good. He always dressed prim and proper. Only at home will he look like a tambay (street kid) but when he goes out of the house, he looks like a professional. I think…


Management has many definitions. It can be “the process of dealing with or controlling things or people” or “the responsibility for and control of a company or similar organization.”[1] Both definitions involve controlling people which are in a collective group such as a company or an organization. However, good management…


Psalm 27:1 “The LORD is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear?”

A New Year usually brings everyone hope. Hope for a new life, a new job, a chance to make things anew. However, I don’t think we need to put off the things we can do today…


When a friend says “kamusta?” (Filipino word for the phrase: How are you?), I realize that person is really prodding you to ask the same thing back. I came to that realization after coming out of my ‘hibernation.’ I say I hibernate because there are times when I get too…


smart-ass /ˈsmärdas/ = a person who is irritating because they behave as if they know everything. (Google definitions)

Adults need to make up their minds about whether a child should be truthful or not. Otherwise, it just gets confusing. It was for me anyway. Either we ask them to be…


As a teacher, I have always felt the need to help my students. I make it my goal to help them help themselves even if I am a guest teacher (a nice, fancy term for a substitute). However, I realized that sometimes my help is unnecessary.

This realization dawned on…


Colleagues and friends have asked me often: “How do you do it?” I, too, question myself that sometimes. Pondering on it, I believe the worst experience I ever had was when I subbed for a 4th grade class. I had a lot of firsts that day. First time I cried…


I have been reading efforts from the State of Michigan regarding the opioid crisis we are currently in. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, we are 5.2% higher than the national average of 13.3% of deaths per 100,000 [1]. You know something is really wrong when your rate…

Bea Canto

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