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The Scribe's Corner
Sunday, October 6, 2013
DIRECTOR’S Cut: (This portion features the thoughts of DepEd 11 Regional Director Gloria D. Benigno, CESO IV to all stakeholders and recipients of the efforts to improve the basic education) "I am your team leader, you are my team mates, together, let us work as a team"
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Many say that teaching is the noblest profession. Although most of us are underpaid but overworked, we have to be glad because Jesus Christ our Savior is like us, a teacher. With that alone, we are already assured that we are right in our chosen profession. As we celebrate the National Teachers Month which ended on October 5, coinciding with the World Teachers Day, let me give you these famous quotes from known people mostly taken from www.goodreads.com and www.quotegarden.com.
A parent gives life, but as parent, gives no more. A murderer takes life, but his deed stops there. A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. - Henry Adams
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. - Benjamin Franklin
Teachers can be a living example to their students. Not that teachers should look for students to idealize them. One who is worth idealizing does not care whether others idealize them or not. Everyone needs to see that you not only teach human values but you live them. It is unavoidable sometimes you will be idealized -- it is better for children to have a role model, or goal, because then the worshipful quality in them can dawn. - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows. - Paulo Coelho
The best teacher is not the one who knows most but the one who is most capable of reducing knowledge to that simple compound of the obvious and wonderful. - H.L. Menchken
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well - Alexander the Great
A teacher who cannot explain any abstract subject to a child does not himself thoroughly understand his subject; if he does not attempt to break down his knowledge to fit the child's mind, he does not understand teaching. - Fulton J. Sheen
If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn't want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher's job. - Donald D. Quinn
We are where we are because of the teachers that have touched our lives - DepED Secretary Armin A. Luistro
Teachers are fibers of our society - DepED Undersecretary Dina Ocampo
Be glad we are teachers, the future depends on us!
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Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 07, 2013.