I am a teacher-A A +A
Monday, January 28, 2013
THERE'S no word in the English language I revere more than “teacher.” My heart rejoices when a child refers to me as his/her teacher. I've honored myself and my entire family by becoming a teacher. I am honored even more for having married a teacher.
Teaching is the noblest profession in the world, but teaching is a profession that only appeals to a special type of person -- a person who is concerned about others, one who has a desire to touch the lives of his students and somehow leave them better than they were. The richest rewards of teaching come when a teacher can observe growth and development in his students.
There is an old Chinese saying, “Once my teacher, forever my father,” which illustrates tremendous respect for mentors. Several endearing words are associated with the word “teacher” such as human architect, future shapers and nation builders. In China, teachers are popularly known as engineers of the human soul because they cultivate persons to have lofty ideals, high morality, and strong discipline and have sense of purpose.
Teachers are held in reverence for instilling knowledge and morals in students. Indeed, there are few people more important to a teen's growth than those who educate them. Teachers endeavor to ease each child’s struggle. Their minds are towards the need of children. They satisfy students’ hunger for love, sustenance and knowledge. Teachers mustn't forget how lucky we are even though the job can be difficult especially that it is undermined by constant change, poor funding, moving targets and low remuneration. It is an honor to be in this role because we make a difference in children’s lives. (Cecille Cawas)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on January 29, 2013.