THE HEART OF TEACHING
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.
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
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
Triumphantly you shall shine
Giving the honor, praises and power To God be all the glory forevermore!
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
Triumphantly you shall shine
Giving the honor, praises, and power To God be all the glory forevermore
Co d a
Forever you shall shine
Over the mountains and the valleys Oceans and the seas
Becuran, Blissful Haven you shall be! Becur an!
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!
The author is Teacher II (Senior High School) at Becuran High School,
Sta. Rita, Pampanga