JOURNEY TO BECOME BETTER
CLARITA L. SERRANO
To engage in teaching entails unending learning to become better. Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses. We are trained to hone our skills and competencies though the experiences we gained from the higher education institutions before we were released to fully experience the world of teaching. During those days, we were like babies who crawled to go to our destination. We know few. We need to know much.
To improve ourselves is our commitment. We are expected to attend trainings and seminars to keep ourselves abreast with the latest trends and development in the subject matter we are handling. It is a paramount necessity for a teacher to be update because even the pupils now can verify if what we say are true and correct for they have access to the internet.
In addition, the wisdom of the graduate professors will be of great help for teachers. However, most of the time teachers spend their own financial resources to send themselves to graduate school. Fortunately, it will not be in vain for this might be used for future career advancement. In addition, the experiences of the classmates who are also teachers might also be applicable in our own setting.
Most importantly, the journey to become better starts with the desire to be one.
The author is Teacher III at Jalung Elementary School