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THERE ARE NO BIG PAYCHECKS IN TEACHING BUT TEACHERS REAP BIG DIVIDENDS

posted Apr 7, 2018, 8:13 PM by Jose Dasig
By: Salve V. Calderon

BNHS – TEACHER III

 

The noblest of professions.  Not just a job, it's a calling.  THE Service.

 

These are a few of the taglines or epithets attributed to the profession of teaching.  This is a job of many tasks that is not for the less patient.  It takes a lot of physical, mental and emotional intelligence to deliver expected learning outcomes at the end of the school day.  And that does not even include the important clerical works.

 

While some schools offer more pay and most give less, the scales in which teachers are weighed for their past and current performances may not equate financially.

 

Teachers do as what they are expected to do in the daily grind on campus, looking forward to the fortnightly pay, already budgeted for specific needs of self, family and home.   Often, the debts exceed the receivables.  

 

Yet, there are dividend teachers look forward to for their sacrifices.  School privileges for their children's matriculation in the form of discounts, the company of like-minded consciences having common problems and struggles, and the joy of molding future citizens one mind or even one whole class at a time.

 

They do not flaunt it although they know it already.  They have the power to make a student change for the better and be the best of what he or she can become.   It is called 'influence'.  So, what are your dividends so far after all those sacrifices?

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