MY GREAT­EST MO­TI­VA­TION

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! -

WILFRIDA G. GUEVARRA

What could be my great­est mo­ti­va­tion? I am a teacher for more than a decade. I am the par­ent of more than thou­sands of stu­dents. And I am also a mother of my chil­dren. Years had passed and I am still em­brac­ing and learn­ing the cur­ricu­lum. I am still deal­ing with di­verse stu­dents. I am still count­ing my­self as a mil­len­nial teacher. All of these are re­lated to my great­est mo­ti­va­tion, teach­ing.

Cul­ti­vat­ing my years in this pro­fes­sion will bring a lot of mem­o­ries. Some are sad, some are chal­leng­ing, some are worth to be re­mem­bered, some are ful­fill­ing and more of them are re­ally mo­ti­vat­ing. Dif­fer­ent kinds of stu­dents will come and go to your lives. But be­fore you will let them see and ex­pe­ri­ence the real world, in the class­room you iden­tify their needs, dis­cover their po­ten­tials, cling to their wants, sup­ple­ment them with ideas, en­gage them in ac­tiv­i­ties, boost their morale, de­velop their crit­i­cal think­ing, and en­cour­age them to be pro­duc­tive cit­i­zens of the coun­try. Those are just some of the many chal­leng­ing works of a teacher. But at the end of the day, when these stu­dents are al­ready reap­ing and har­vest­ing what they have planted, that was the most sig­nif­i­cant part. Your con­tri­bu­tion to their suc­cess. Your con­tri­bu­tion to their lives. And that was re­ally in­spir­ing.

Prob­a­bly, my time is not the time of these mil­len­nial teach­ers. We have a dif­fer­ent time. But in bring­ing and giv­ing the best for the stu­dents, we could have the same time.

— oOo—

The au­thor is Teacher I at Malino Na­tional High School, Mex­ico, Pam­panga

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