Filipino Teacher - Bataan National High School
existence in this world is extremely brief. It’s like a flower which blossoms
for a while, like a shadow which disappears when the sun shines”
(Job 14:1, 2)
That idea of Job is
in contrast to the life of a teacher because it is different. It is filled with
excitement and difficulties with a mix of magic. In our everyday lives as
teachers, we experience various tasks and activities that teachers must attend.
Do daily lesson plans, execute the planned lessons appropriately, prepare
remedial classes for slow learners, record grades and fill out important forms
and the likes. Indeed, we live 24 hours a day which is long enough.
Nevertheless, how can we use it in a meaningful way as a servant of youth?
We need magic that
comes from above in order to do our duties and responsibilities as a “teacher”
without neglecting other things. Those made us exceptional from the rest of all
professions for we do and face exceptional things. We continue teaching in
order to continuously gain students. This is where hard work, investment, time,
effort, competence and dedication and many others are necessary. Success is
undeniably difficult to attain and definitely elusive. Thus, as a teacher, how
can we cope up?
say, keep dreaming for it’s free. But, one has to work for it, and in God’s
time destiny will lead you there. One
should plant in order to have something to harvest, like one must harvest to
taste the fruit. Therefore, dream gets closer but will never be in one’s palm
unless someone reached for it.
In this “field” I
have chosen, every time I sow seeds, I can’t help but whisper to the wind,
“Have I done enough?” I always remember the reply of my crops saying, “The most valuable lesson you taught us is
not from the textbook, but the life you shared”. The flowers they have
become are more than enough for one’s passion and dedication to continue
Life is like a tale
that is told “momentarily”. But since we are known to be the source of change,
I want my life to be told not only for a moment but forever.