Para sa Tropang 2014

Working as a resource volunteer gave me a glimpse of how our programming and training team works. It was not easy. Taking care of 48 human beings, thinking of ways to equip them with as much as they can to get you ready for school. But take note that not everything can be learned in this training. Experience will still be the best teacher and everything is a matter of perspective.

We are all here because we chose to be advocates of equality and quality education for every Filipino child.

Seeing some of you teach for the past 7 days makes me miss being in the classroom. I hope you learned from my feedbacks because I did learn from my observations of each of you-- as a novice teacher and as a person.

There is nothing to prove but love. Love for teaching, for children and hope for this nation.

Each of us wants to save every child. But that's just not possible. What we can do is to teach to learn from one another because we can't be with them forever. That's why, we are required to leave our mark.

The community we want to build should start amongst us. Let us create a positive circle of influence for one another because we are on this together.

It may take a little while to adjust to individual difference but if we always remember that it's not about us, it's for something greater than us, I know we can all work smoothly.

As you step out of the fantasy stage of teaching and enter the survival stage, find your mantra.

I've collected some mantra from some of you:

It is better to be feared than to be loved.
Try everything once.
Live in the moment.

Mine is:
This too, shall pass.

It is necessary to have one especially at times when you are about to give up. Coz once you step in to your placement schools, you are all on your own. I look forward to your stories in the classroom-funny, successful, failure, disappointment and realizations of why you teach. In those stories, each of us will look back and remember our why.

5.14.2014 Bonuan Gueset, Pangasinan

13 comments:

  1. no matter how difficult things are, for as long as your heart loves to teach and share what you know to those kids... its a fulfilment ☺

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    1. some of the things money cant buy.... :D :D Though I still wish I have a lot of money so i can give more! hehe

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  2. i'm so proud of you teacher kat! :) i misshyou!

    i miss you too there, rixy!! :)

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    1. Magpakita ka samin Lalabels!!!!! Miss you :D and Salamat :) :)

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  3. Salamat Cher Jep :) Nakakapagod yung work pero at the end of the day, masaya. Ive grown close to the group. Feeling ko nga may separation anciety ako kapag naiisip ko sila. Hahaha..

    Malapit na ang pasukan. Yahoo!

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  4. There are people who entered teaching because they had no choice. There are people who entered because it was the least difficult to get into. There are people who went into teaching accidentally, that's me, and loved it. And there are people who, because of their courage and determination for change, became teachers, just like you and the people around you.

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    1. Every teacher is a game-changer. It may take awhile, but still, we are planting seeds of change and goodness to every child :D

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  5. Yung "Try everything once," mantra ko rin yan. Pero may dagdag lang ako.

    Try everything once, except incest.

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    1. May point ka jan Sir Ops. Wag nga lang naman yun :P

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  6. wow. welcome to my dear province. yehey!

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    1. I should have known! Hahaha. Though, wala din naman akong time gumala nung andun ako...

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