PASSION FOR TEACHING
PRINCESS MAYLENE M. MANIACOP
Teaching is said to be a noble profession since all other professions were created because of the quality education given by educators. Teachers are the implementers and managers of a curriculum. Without their varied strategies, dedication and commitment to teaching, quality education will not be ensured to learners.
Being a teacher requires passion to perform the tasks and duties relevant to the profession. Learners come to the classroom with empty cup in their heads, and as teachers, it is one of their roles to fill in the empty cups of students with knowledge that they may use in the future.
Teaching students is also preparing them to be independent in the future. Although sometimes, it is hard for teachers to let pupils master and apply all the competencies of the curriculum. But, a teacher always put his/her heart on the profession, as they do not give up in giving different opportunities to learners.
It is evident that most of the learners never forget what the teacher imparts to them. One of the evidences is being able to be recognized by the students after a long period of time, wherein they still remember what the teacher did to them.
As teachers, it is one of our responsibilities to make a difference on the behavior of a child. As second parent of students, teachers must not think that their job is only to teach students, but, teachers must also guide and lead the students to the right path.
The author is Teacher III at Macabebe Elementary School, Macabebe East District