“FUSE: IGNITING MY PASSION FOR TEACHING”Passion for teaching, anyone..? Says who? Most teachers know it is aburning desire to make a difference for pupils and persevere to keep on withtheir level of effectiveness as teachers. Passion for teaching means beingable to take the tiring daily activities, meet the needs to utilize the limitedresources available to attain the daily teaching goals, the endless stress andstill want to come to school the next morning determined to teach and touchthe lives of pupils. A teacher should never be tired of attending, the same oldin-service seminar workshops to augment the knowledge of the subject areasthey teach. At least, they just know… in an idealistic point of view. Honestlyspeaking I am one of them, but despite the fact that having this passion; Iknow that this perspective should revolutionize to a certain degree.Until sometime in November 2005 (my 14
year of somewhat fruitfulteaching), I was called up by my principal handing me a memo citing that Iam recipient of FUSE (FOUNDATION FOR UPGRADING THE STANDARD
a 15 hours Video-Telecourse Seminar Workshop forScience. I was also informed that this is a non government organization thatcaters to help upgrade the standard of education in the Philippines asconveyed on its acronym. I was very excited though it would consume mySaturdays and Sundays for my family. Aside from conducive to learn trainingrooms and free provisions of food, and its venue, which is almost two hoursand a half travel time from Pulilan, Bulacan to Makati, I know it is ratherdifferent from seminar/workshops we usually attend to.