He­roes in the class­room

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! -

Rona U. Razon

In my ex­pe­ri­ence, hav­ing been part of the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion for sev­eral years, teach­ers go through a lot; the daily grind of teach­ing, try­ing to in­still knowl­edge to their stu­dents takes its stall on them.

An “ED­U­CA­TOR” should pos­sess an in­ner drive that helps them re­al­ize their hand­work, im­proves the qual­ity of their stu­dents’lives, pre­par­ing them for their jour­ney and equip­ping them of the nec­es­sary tools that are es­sen­tial to ready them for their fu­ture en­deav­ors.

In ad­di­tion to this, our teach­ers get that teach­ing is a tough way to earn a liv­ing, but they pride them­selves on do­ing what­ever it takes to help our youth of to­day, in or­der for them to have a fight­ing chance by get­ting a de­cent ed­u­ca­tion. In other words, they are more than will­ing de­spite of their min­i­mal pay and long hours teach­ing in the class­room, they are will­ing to make sac­ri­fices in com­par­i­son to other pro­fes­sions, the school days is rel­a­tively short, but teach­ers are ex­pected to be work­ing the en­tire time with the ex­cep­tion of a built-in prep pe­riod and a 1-hour lunch break. A teacher is in the class­room with the stu­dents most of time.

On the top of that, teach­ers rec­og­nize they’ll have to work out­side the reg­u­lar day to com­plete their les­son plans, check test pa­pers and pre­pare for next days’les­son, teach­ing will never be an easy pro­fes­sion. That much we know, but we also know that be­ing a teacher is far more than a job rather it is a vo­ca­tion that re­quires a lot of pa­tience and sac­ri­fice, that shall endure hard­ships and will stand the test of time. Every stu­dent past or present should trea­sure this as long as they live. I want to ex­press my heart­felt grat­i­tude all teach­ers, you are the true he­roes of mankind.

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The au­thor is Teacher I at San Agustin In­te­grated School.

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