TEACH­ERS AS IN­FLU­ENCERS

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! - ROWENA P. CAS­TRO

“What a teacher is, is more im­por­tant than what he teaches.” – Au­thor un­known. Teach­ing is the no­blest pro­fes­sion as what many say. It is a duty that should be car­ried at all times. Once a teacher, al­ways a teacher. Teach­ers are be­ing looked up as role mod­els in the so­ci­ety who serve to de­velop stu­dents aca­dem­i­cally and morally. Stu­dents of­ten look to their teach­ers as men­tors with ex­pe­ri­ence and knowl­edge, and, as an ed­u­ca­tor, you will al­most def­i­nitely be asked for ad­vice at some point dur­ing your ca­reer.

More than the les­sons taught in the class­room, teach­ers pro­vide guid­ance and mo­ti­va­tion which are es­sen­tial in in­flu­enc­ing stu­dents in a pos­i­tive way. There are teach­ers who truly are com­mit­ted in keep­ing their stu­dents’ well- be­ing in­side and out­side the class­room. Ed­u­ca­tors are able to af­fect more or less every as­pect of their stu­dents’ lives, teach­ing them the im­por­tant life les­sons that will help them suc­ceed be­yond ex­ams and projects. From the quote stated, it clearly ex­presses that teach­ing is more than a job. The work of the teacher does not be­gin and end in the four cor­ners of the class­room. Learn­ers look up so much to their teach­ers. They re­mem­ber them not with the top­ics or the sto­ries they taught but with how they deal to their stu­dents. Not the les­sons, but the char­ac­ter.

--oOo— The au­thor is SST III at RLLMHS, Bal­ibago, An­ge­les City

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