MY GREATEST MOTIVATION
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.
The author is Teacher I at Malino National High School, Mexico, Pampanga