TAKE A BREAK

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! -

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.

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The au­thor is Prin­ci­pal I of Calu­lut In­te­grated School

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