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Monday, October 22, 2012
A GOOD teacher educates students. A great teacher inspires colleagues.
Being young in this dignified profession, it is just normal to seek assistance from those who have been in the service for quite a while. It is a must actually to ask their help especially on matters where experience plays a big part. Though this is a fact, I have had my hesitations. I thought it would be embarrassing to do so. I thought it would debase my credibility in their eyes. I thought I have to go through this new-teacher-butterflies-in-the-stomach-young-in-the-service-thing. I thought I will soon be miserable not being able to cope. I was wrong.
She might look unapproachable at first. She is simple on her a bit stout built. She seldom smiles which shows her sincerity in her work but when I hear her students’ comments, she is one of the greatest teacher. She does so well in her teaching that students stay on their toes. They are always challenged in her class to answer her mind twisting activities after her brief but comprehensive and witty lectures.
Then, I approached her one day to ask about a physics topic which I am not so familiar with. I was overwhelmed when she attended to me patiently and gave me pieces of advice on effective teaching strategies and approaches. This has started a new friendship. This has also curtailed my hesitations and has even pushed me to become more confident and better as a teacher like her.
At times, I wish to be like her. She is motherly, simple, and humble. She readily shares her knowledge to her students who come for assistance. I have always been one of them.
Sometimes, we do not need to look for a role model who receives a lot of awards. These role models are those around us, making life and work easier through their moving words, worth emulating character, and real life outstanding examples. (Raquelyn Arceo)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 23, 2012.