OF MY BEING A TEACHER: THE TRUTH
To improve comprehension in skills and knowledge in Agricultural Arts, it is important that completions and modernizations be made easy and more directly perceptible. Educational devices, equipment, tools and materials on present concepts should be made available or develop in a manner that creates interest in the learner and motivates him or her to study, making Agricultural Arts teaching much more effective in attaining its goals and objectives, the enhancement of life through technology.
The integration of computer technology in teaching Agricultural Arts is the solution. Recent research supports educational technology as an effective tool to improve learning and motivation. They proved that internet applications and computer-based multimedia are effective tools for learning.
The teaching of Agricultural Arts in high school is part of the required basic education program in TLE, wherein students explore and specialized their skills and knowledge. Students in their studies of Agricultural Arts should be aware of the present conditions existing in their localities in particular, and the country in general, concerning the recent agricultural, marine and industrial developments as these are the prime factors that determine the progress of our country.
It is understandable therefore that Agricultural Arts should received special attention in the educational sector, not merely to develop well skilled farmers or to impart a body of knowledge but more to develop the individuals capability, to use technological advance wisely for personal, national and societal good, for this and succeeding generations. — oOo— The author is Teacher III at Justino Sevilla High School, Arayat, Pampanga
Teaching is a focused utilization of knowledge where its attributes are anchored to the basic educational needs of the populace.
If asked what motivated me to enter the field of teaching, I could honestly give you this as an answer. “Teaching was not my first priority, career wise.” “I was hoping then that I could be one of those in elegant suit inside the trial court defending a case or one of those in the boob tube delivering news in the primetime slot.” Back then, taking a course not congruent to my aspiration was a desperate move. I was forced to take it due to financial constraint and I was not the priority to be given focus with in terms of educational attainment.
However, the reward of my being a mentor in the public school made me realized how important my task is as it surpasses the disappointments I have felt for not realizing these two failed dreams I have wanted to be like years back. In teaching, I have had the chance to work in a youthful and dynamic environment that stimulates my desire to employ various methods where I can also incorporate these two failed images during the course of my discussion.
Overtime, teaching developed something in me which became a goal I need to do for the rest of my teaching career, and that is to become a servant leader. At times, I act as my students’lawyer in sourcing what is rightfully due them specifically to things meant for their progress and development. I also act as their anchor woman in voicing out what needs to be given attention as regards to their scholastic maturity, not in the boob tube but on a limited scale of an audience. I do these when there is a need to integrate skills for them to have an overview how I run my class and be encouraged to keep learning things. In this manner, the students I handle will forever remember the lessons I teach them even when they grow old. It would be a mark implanted in their hearts of which I claim as a reward on my part because I do what is best for them.
Stress is likely to occur when I teach and when it does, it creates moment of irrationality in me. (And who does not?). However, I make it a point to take challenges positively in order to stimulate my mind in having a sense of commonality.
Teaching has been shown to be one of the pillars for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Therefore, those who are into it are considered lucky because they could enjoy the benefit of having an active mind and be free from the spoils these mind boggling illnesses may develop in the human system. I am already in my twilight years but I am indeed lucky because I still have a sound mind and body – two reasons that make my existence still meaningful and all because I AM A TEACHER. — oOo— The author is Teacher III/TIC at Masantol High School