Year of Redemption

As SY 2014-2015 opens tomorrow, my redemption also begins. Last year had been a challenging one and going through it had meant I survived! In a teacher's life, the first few years of teaching is usually the hardest part.

As SY 2014-2015 opens tomorrow, my days will be all about my new kids. Though I don't have an advisory class this year, I had promised my partner teacher that I will help her with her class. I am adopting her class.

As SY 2014-2015 opens tomorrow, my 2-year stint will slowly come to a close. If I want to stay as a public school teacher is something I am taking into consideration. However, I am not closing my doors to bolder opportunities.

As SY 2014-2015 opens tomorrow, I promise to find love. Love for my kids and of course, the other kind of love too! That one which makes one's heart skip a beat.

Being a Resource Volunteer last summer made me realize a lot of things. Made me more aware of my teaching style and also taught me how to give constructive feedback and suggestions to incoming teachers. There was a point that I felt drained and inadequate because my experiences weren't enough. Nonetheless, I told myself I should not feel bad. We should never force ourselves to give more than what we have.

As every year and every kids can never be the same, I take this year as another year of many many firsts. As to what kind of firsts, I am about to discover day by day.

The second wave of teachers whom I volunteered for in Pangasinan graduated last night. I felt like a mother, too nervous and excited for all of them at the same time. Starting tomorrow, we embark into this journey of transformation-- of this nation and of ourselves.

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  1. Wow, one frutiful year and another to start. Congratulations and good luck! Hopefully this year is smoother and richer. The dedication you show to teaching, to having anew set of children to teach, to leadership and training are simple remarkable. Only a year but filled with meanings. May this coming school year be of hope and love, including the one who will make your heart beat faster. You are starting and my school year is to end.

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    1. True, only a year but filled with meanings... Tons of reflections and shifts... hopefully, all for the better :)

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  2. Para sa isa pang taon na puno ng masasayang anecdotes ng mga chikiting! Cheers!

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    1. I know right. Excited na ko to meet my classes... Today, monitoring lang ang nangyari :D

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  3. Naaalala ko naman noon estudyante ako. Kapag maganda ang relationship ng teacher at students, para sa mga estudyante (at least para sa akin noon) ayoko na non mapaltan yung teacher ko Kaya nung lumipat na kami sa ibang grade, kapag break time pupunta ako kasama ng iba kong classmates dun sa classroom ng ibang grade kung saan class adviser yung favorite teacher ko noon. makikipagkulitan at kwentuhan kami hanggang sa matapos ang break time.

    Pero teachers come and go the way your most beloved batch would come and go too. We all have to move on and meet more people. But the important thing is that you leave a good impression and a lasting lesson in the hearts of your students.

    God bless sa bagong school year cher kat!

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    1. My old kids visited me today! If only I could hug them, I would have... Kaso dahil sa Child Protection Policy, bawal... hehehe.. Pero nakakatuwa talagang makita sila ulit. Mej biased pa ko kasi hinahanap ko pa sila sa mga bagong sets of kids I met earlier today.. Huhuhu. Clingy and Separation Anxiety Dramas lang.. Hahaha... I look forward to a far more better year this time! Salamat :) Para to sa bayan natin!!! hehe

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  4. New school year means new page. Kahit ibang set na ng kids! Enjoy the whole year round bhe.

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  5. Good luck sa new school year! A whole new year to get to know, be close and touch children's lives :)

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