THE HEART OF TEACH­ING

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! -

DOLORES Q. DUNCIL

Do you still re­mem­ber the teacher who be­lieved in you when the rest the world had turned against you? Or maybe the teacher who in­spired you to do your best? Or the teacher who lifted you up when you are about to give up? Or the teacher who never get tired of re­mind­ing and mak­ing fol­low ups when you are out of your way?

To touch stu­dents’lives is what a teacher is all about. I can still re­mem­ber my teach­ers who made a dif­fer­ence in my life. It made me as­ton­ished when I think of their ways of teach­ing. Same is true with my stu­dents. I want to do for my stu­dents what many of my teach­ers have done for me. That is why, af­ter I got my diploma and passed the board ex­am­i­na­tion for teach­ers, I am now ready to ac­com­plish my pur­pose in my pro­fes­sion. And that pur­pose is to touch my stu­dents’lives.

The teacher gives us the de­sire to learn, the de­sire to be “some­body”. As a teacher, my goal will be to show stu­dents that each of them can be what­ever they want to be, and not only are they ca­pa­ble of be­ing good at what they do, they can be the best. To reach this goal, I must be an ef­fec­tive teacher, which I be­lieved can best be ac­com­plished by teach­ing in a way that is com­fort­able for me. There­fore, I will not base my class­room around one sin­gle phi­los­o­phy; I am go­ing to seek com­fort by uti­liz­ing cer­tain as­pects of dif­fer­ent ed­u­ca­tional philoso­phies; dif­fer­ent in­struc­tions, con­tex­tu­al­iza­tion and lo­cal­iza­tion, col­lab­o­ra­tive ac­tiv­i­ties, com­mu­nity – based ac­tiv­i­ties, and in­te­grat­ing val­ues in the lessons may be a great tool to achieve the goals of K-12 for the learn­ers and the teach­ers as well.

More so, it is im­por­tant for the teacher to have abil­ity to class­room man­age­ment. The teacher must see to it that he has the full con­trol to the learn­ers’be­hav­iour in­side the class­room so that learn­ing the les­son taught and the val­ues will be taken in place. The teacher makes sure that class­room is ready and con­ducive to learn­ing be­fore the teach­ing and learn­ing will do.

Stu­dents are young, and they do usu­ally know what is best for them. There­fore, the teacher should be the one to dis­cern how to han­dle their be­hav­iour and knew ef­fec­tive ways to di­vert their at­ten­tion into a mean­ing­ful out­come.

In­spire our stu­dents and show them that they can achieve any­thing. Plant in their hearts the val­ues that will help them to find hap­pi­ness, sat­is­fac­tion and suc­cess. More im­por­tantly, the op­por­tu­nity to show them how sin­cere we are in teach­ing them lessons and how we love them as God loves them.

To have a heart for our pro­fes­sion and to our teach­ers. This is the Heart of Teach­ing.

— oOo—

The au­thor is SST I at Doña Asun­cion Lee In­te­grated School I

Be­cu­ran, our dear­est Alma Mater

For­ever grate­ful we shall be

For all the wis­dom and nur­tur­ing

You have brought us up as far as we could be

II

Great things start from small and hum­ble be­gin­nings You al­ways thrive to win for vic­tory

Reach­ing out to the na­tion and through­out the world You’re the epit­ome of ex­cel­lence and grit

Chor us

Be­cu­ran, Be­cu­ran

Tri­umphantly you shall shine

Giv­ing the honor, praises and power To God be all the glory forever­more!

III

Be­cu­ran, our Bliss­ful Haven

You’re a molder of skills and lives

You’re the home for schol­ars and gifted ones In­spir­ing every­one with hopes and dreams

Chor us

Be­cu­ran, Be­cu­ran

Tri­umphantly you shall shine

Giv­ing the honor, praises, and power To God be all the glory forever­more

Co d a

Be­cu­ran, Be­cu­ran

For­ever you shall shine

Over the moun­tains and the val­leys Oceans and the seas

Be­cu­ran, Bliss­ful Haven you shall be! Be­cur an!

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The song­writer wishes to ded­i­cate this hymn to the Be­cu­ran High School fam­ily: stu­dents and par­ents, fac­ulty and staff un­der the ex­cel­lent lead­er­ship of the ever sup­port­ive, in­no­va­tive and vi­sion­ary prin­ci­pal - Noel M. Ba­cani, Prin­ci­pal II. God bless BHS and more power to every­one! Shalom!

— oOo—

The au­thor is Teacher II (Se­nior High School) at Be­cu­ran High School,

Sta. Rita, Pam­panga

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