Western Mindanao State University
College of education
A SERIES OF CHOICES CALLED TEACHING
JOAN ROCAFORT VALENZUELA
Philippine Daily Inquirer
6:30 pm | Monday, July 22nd, 2013
REV. FR. ELMER G. SUMILE
DR. ROBERTO TORRES
A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.. ~Author Unknown Projecting oneself from the given chosen vocation is a tedious endeavor. Bu most often they are rewarding. For veteran teachers, they would really testify that their own lives is a living testament of their sacrifices and wisdom. What they acquire in life are the product of intertwining circumstances – from a given painful mistake to great blessing to remember. The very prize that the teachers hold on to are their students. Oh, you could see their faces the pride and the smiles reminiscing those days of molding their neophytes. A teacher becomes a person f importance in the lives of their students when they impart lifelong learnings that has hard time finding its grounding in textbooks. Experiences are the best teachers. When teachers have the most of experiences, that teacher really becomes a major part in the lives and career of the student. No wonder an inner debt of gratitude is ever forgotten.
II. TOPIC / CONCEPTUAL DISCUSSION
“Who I am today as an evolving nomadic teacher cannot be divorced from the varying terrains, with their changing atmospheres,” “Had I stayed put, life would have been a lot simpler and more secure.”
“teaching is about constant navigating of unknown waters, exploring foreign terrains, seeking new ways to permeate the multilayered and deeply cultural dimensions of teaching. I am learning. I am changing. I am becoming.”
“Teaching for me really isn’t just a profession. It is a vocation. It...
References: 1. http://www.uniben.edu/inaugurals/reflections-becoming-teacher-and-challenges-teacher-education
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