TAKE A BREAK
EDUARDO MANDAP CANLAS JR.
The beginning and ending part of the school year are the busiest for the teachers and school administrators. It is a time to reflect, accomplish all the required documents, files, records and conduct beginning or yearend school activities. All are cramming to submit these on time before the deadlines. But I do not see all of these in the same perspective as others.
These are the perfect time for school personnel to take a break and do some reflections. At the beginning of the school year, we need to prepare the school, prepare the people and prepare yourself for a year of constant battle and opportunities to take your share in building the future of the nation. While the yearend part is also a time to reflect to what has been done, how it was done, how it should be done and what can still be done. These require self- assessment and evaluation that we often forget to do in every aspect of life. We do tasks enthusiastically and eventually lost the fire that keeps it burning and forget to refuel. We tend to forget to take a break in between and do assessment. At the end of the school year, we are looking forward for better results and often get frustrated when we do not get what we want. The ending seems to be the end but learning is a life-long process and it is a cycle. Beginning comes and reaches its end. It is a cycle in which we should learn from. Commencements are beginnings. Take a break and do not just accomplish the reports for the sake of compliance. Take a break to do self-assessment and become better versions of ourselves for our learners.
The author is Principal I of Calulut Integrated School