By: Irene P. Mendoza - COBNHS
“By learning you will teach and by teaching you will learn” a Latin proverb that caught my heart.
What does this proverb say? What does it mean? Well, it gives meaning, answers and significance to every action in our lives because at any point we are learning or teaching. There will always be two sides, when you are learning you are teaching and when you’re teaching you are learning about yourself, your material, your students, and the process. When you’re learning, you’re teaching future generations through our common shared knowledge because as more people add certain things to their knowledge bank that storehouse grows and becomes more prevalent and more influential.
Teachers get incredible joy in seeing the difference they make as students gain new insights, become more interested in a subject and learn about themselves. Every day, teachers mold the future through impacting their students’ views and understandings. Teachers foster creativity, develop character, give students lenses with which to view the world and provide students with the skills they need to reach their potential and lead productive lives.
Many individuals are attracted to teaching by a sense of service, because they want to make a clear, tangible difference in the lives of others. As a teacher, you see the fruits of your efforts everyday as you use your intelligence and creativity to help students become excited about and learn about the application of it in their lives.
As one of the great advice given by our principal and I quote, “Continue to enjoy teaching because every day is a new day”. She is right; there is no reason not to enjoy teaching as you see your students learning new things every day, for learning is a continuous process as you keep on learning it gives creativity, creativity leads to thinking, thinking provides knowledge and knowledge makes you great. Therefore, experience the joy of making a difference every day.
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