By: Marvin S.
many were astonished upon seeing from the social media a news about a teacher
who committed suicide during her dwelt with her Daily Lesson Log (DLL). Nobody knew the reason behind it. No matter what were her struggles and
burdens, it is not practical to think that working on the newly mandated DLL
triggered her weakness.
Indeed, there is no easy
job. Yet, teaching specifically in
elementary is a profession and a job of many jobs. A teacher is a multi-task profession. She/he
is engrossed with so many tasks, roles and responsibilities. Her multiple roles keep her busy like the bulk
of documents to accomplish. A book keeper of their records as well. She is a housekeeper in maintaining the
cleanliness and orderliness of their classroom inside and outside. She is a carpenter of damaged arm chair or desks,
bulletins and shelves. She is a nurse
for his pupils who are sick in school or the first aider for those who encounter
accidents. She is a social worker who
frequently provides the needs of his indigent pupils. She is a parent and nanny for toddlers,
abandoned and misguided children, a friend, counselor, preacher and manager of
education in her own classroom.
reality, no working hours can be accounted because of her numerous works and
unlimited duties. Due to many and varied roles she is undertaking the whole day
every day, she has no choice but to plan
the next day lessons and activities at home from night till midnight or at dawn
till morning. No quality time left for her
and family. No quiet time to reflect and
plan for her dreams. Even no time to relax and unwind with his love ones. Every
single hour is stolen by the different tasks.
Moreover, coaching and training for competition, mapping and home
visitation are likely a must to do. What
would be his strength the next time around
if she needs to cook, to do laundry, to clean the house, to care for his
children and more. If she can’t, no
choice but to get somebody to labor for her, and it is
not free. If again nothing to do about
this dilemma, no choice, a teacher is forced to be a superwoman to embrace and
do all the tasks in school and at home until her last breathe.