TFT Educator Spotlight: Leah Ruiz Bagarin

I’m happy to give the spotlight to another fellow educator, Mam. Leah Ruiz Bagarin 🙂
1. Give us a little background of your teaching career. (e.g. years of teaching, subjects taught) 
I’m in the field of teaching for seventeen years , my first school was Bloomfield Academy I taught there for 7 years , and now St. Anthony school I’m serving this school for 10 years now. I am handing Arts, Pe, and Health for grades school up to grade11.
2. What do you love most about teaching?
I love most in teaching the way I share my knowledge and expertise.
3. What do you dislike about teaching? 
Perhaps “salary”
4. What is your favorite teaching strategy or activity for your subject? 
In PE we are more on practical activities.
5. What are some lessons you have learned from your students?
Learn also to listen to them.
6. How do you recharge or destress from the challenges of teaching?
I go travel domestic and international.
7. Are you using technology to enhance your teaching? What tools do you use?
Yes , Youtube , Google , PPT
8. What advice would you give to beginning teachers?
Enhance classroom management … let students obey them with respect and maintain the wall of student – teacher.
9. What are some of the things you do to improve your teaching? 
I am open for self- improvement which would help increase my craft.
10. Do you have an education blog or twitter account for educators to follow?  Nope  but I use to follow some educational FB group.

The Awesome Benefits of Drinking Tea

As teachers, drinking tea would benefit us tremendously as teaching is a stressful job.


Tea isn’t just a comforting and delightful drink. It also has remarkable health and healing benefits. Here are some of the health conscious reasons why we need to add tea in our daily food regimen:


Tea helps keep you fit and look younger.

Studies suggest that green tea boosts your metabolic rate due to its ability to assist with fat oxidation. Tea is rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C for firmer and younger looking skin. The antioxidants found in tea also helps in keeping the acne at bay. Also, tea contains fluoride and tannin, which help reduce plaque buildup and tooth decay leaving you with a perfect smile.

Tea protects against heart diseases and high-blood pressure.

Studies suggest that regular consumption of green tea and black tea leads to a significant reduction of heart diseases. It is also found that tea drinkers are less likely to have calcium buildup, which has been linked to serious conditions such as heart diseases and stroke. Meanwhile green tea has been found to help lower cholesterol. Tea is thought to work by inhibiting the absorption of cholesterol from the large intestine.

Regular consumption of green and oolong tea has been shown to lower the risk of developing hypertension.

A review, published American College of Nutrition, concludes that green tea and EGCG are food components useful for the maintenance of cardiovascular and metabolic health.

Tea helps increase memory, focus, and concentration.

Have a cup of tea – white tea – before a meeting for increased sharpness in focus and concentration. Research has shown that the combination of caffeine and L-Theanine found in tea improves reaction time and memory, while increasing focus and concentration.

Tea strengthens your immune defenses.

Adding Echinacea tea in your daily diet boosts your immune system in order to ward off common viral illnesses like cold and influenza. Research results have varied results with some suggesting that echinacea tea can help prevent colds and flu while others suggest that it can reduce the duration of the sickness.

Tea can help prevent arthritis.


Active components in tea can help lower the levels of inflammation and inflammatory reactions. Inflammation is connected to arthritis, metabolic syndrome, and even depression. Research suggests that older women who are tea drinkers are 60 percent less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis. The same effect has been measured in older males; however, more studies are needed to get conclusive results.

Tea helps prevent cancer.

While the exact types of cancer that tea protects against are debated, recent research has suggested that lung, prostate, and breast cancer see the biggest drop when green tea is consumed regularly.

So next time you hit your nearby supermarket, make sure to include tea among your grocery items.  Tea hydrates you and provides a lot of health benefits.

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