THE PARABLE OF THE LOST SHEEP AND THE BENEFITS OF HOME VISITATION TO THE STUDENTS
JELLY D. WENCESLAO
In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus told a parable about a lost sheep and ask the people who are listening that if they have one hundred sheep, and lost one of them, wouldn’t they leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one that was lost, until they found it? When they found this lost sheep wouldn’t they carry it on their shoulder with joy?
Nowadays, this parable can be associated on the relationship of teachers with their students who are always absent on their class, hence the teacher owning a flock of sheep and finding a lost one. One of the solutions, the Department of Education offers that can be done in finding these students is through the use of home visitation. If a student has been absent for three or more days, the teacher can visit the student’s home and inform the parents or guardian of the student’s absences and the reason behind it. In addition, teachers will be able to know and understand the learner’s situation and can guide the students on what to do to help them to continue their studies and to reduce absences made by the student. Aside from strengthening the relationship between the student and the teacher, home visitations also builds up the relationship of the teachers to the parents and to the community.
Every school year, there is always a higher chance of having a lost sheep on one of the sections but since it is the duty of the teacher to be like the man who is taking good care of the flock of sheep, home visitation can be a good solution on finding the lost one and make them come back on our shoulder with joy in studying and finishing the school year.
The author is SST-I at San Pablo 2nd National High School