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Monday, August 6, 2012
“TEACHING is not merely sharing knowledge, there are things beyond expectations,” as shared by one of my teachers back then which I did never forget. And I have proven it as I pursue teacher education in college.
I am currently taking my FS 3 and 4: Observation and Participation subject so I had the opportunity to also wear our uniform. Since that time, I had experienced being called as “teacher,” which is overwhelming for me.
My life has been exciting at the same time undeniably tiring since the said subject started.
At first, I and my group mates are just observing the teaching-learning process while the teacher does her job. And we could already sense the challenges which the teacher faces while teaching.
Usually, even though the teacher is really mad, she still needs to stretch her patience and smile. And I can’t imagine the struggle of the teacher trying to smile despite the given situation.
When we were asked to assist in an activity, I really gave my best. All of us need to assist the students in executing their physical activities. It was just a short one yet it seems that all my energy was used.
From then on, I started asking myself on how these teachers survive each day with all the activities being conducted.
I know that what am I experiencing right now is just a taste of what being a teacher really is. And I know that there are still lots of things which I am to experience in the future when I am to practice my profession.
Now, I really do admire all the teachers out there since I have personally witnessed that teaching is not as easy as what we thought it to be.
Indeed, teaching is not merely sharing knowledge to students. One needs passion and commitment to make teaching as effective and efficient as it can possibly be. (Zeny May Miranda)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on August 07, 2012.