Bicolano teacher in Tabaco City hails as the DOST Brightest STAR awardee in Math

A Bicolano teacher in Tabaco City was hailed as the Brightest STAR (Science Teacher Academy for Regions) awardee in Mathematics by Department of Science and Technology (DOST). 

There were a total of 78 national nominees from the different regions in the country and from those, six (6) shortlisted finalists went through rigorous selection for the Brightest STAR Awardee in Mathematics and Science. Three of the finalists were for Mathematics and three for the Science in which there will only be one awardee for each subject. 

Mr. Rigor B. Bueno I, a Mathematics teacher in Mariroc High School in Tabaco City shines the brightest among the three nominees in Mathematics. 

He went through several screening process before getting the award like the submission of his portfolios, panel interview, and demonstration teaching. He was visited in school by the panelists and his students, co-teachers, superiors, and supervisors were also interviewed by the panel. 

Bueno says the Project STAR became an avenue for him to improve his teaching strategies especially in integrating other disciplines to Mathematics. 

“Since iba-iba ang forte [ng mga students] and [they] have multiple intelligence, that is actually one way [for me] to apply their strengths in Mathematics. Halimbawa, kung magaling [ang isang estudyante] sa Science, pwede din itong ma-integrate sa Math,” said Mr. Bueno. 

Bueno who has been teaching for 13 years also encourages students who do not like Mathematics that it can be learned, just like any other human language. 

Project STAR is under DOST Science Education Institute. The awarding for the Brighest Star was held last November 17 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel, Pasay City. I via Jona Bagayawa

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Photos: Rigor B. Bueno