Proud to be a Teacher
by, 02-27-2009 at 09:08 AM (4564 Views)
I still remember my college prof when she said, "Do not continue your course, because teaching is a difficult profession. If you want to be rich, the door is still open, change your course now."
I'm now in my 5 years of teaching. And the words of my professor are still fresh in my mind. Yes, she is right. Teaching is a very difficult job. Everyday lesson planning, disciplining the students, building good relationship with the administrators, co-teachers and even parents are hard tasks. And for my five years of teaching, I still have nothing. I don't have car, house or even expensive jewelry or accessories that I can be proud of.
But you know what? I'm happy and proud for being a teacher. Yes, my profession is a difficult one. Yes, I don't have those material things but my students are enough and they make my life complete. I don't know why. They are not perfect students. They commit mistakes almost everyday and I cried many times because of them.
I encountered different problems in my profession. One of my students before, hate me until now for unknown reason. One of the parents once said, "Wala kang kwentang adviser". ("You are a nonsense adviser!) That student hurt me a lot and the words of that parent are unforgettable. But I'm still here, teaching and giving my best to mold and train them.
I love my students. Maybe its really the LOVE for my students that became my greatest armor in facing the problems in my profession. I work hard not for the money only, but for them. I'm willing to give my best not to impress my director or principal, but to give the best to them.
I am very proud to my profession and I want to teach students for the rest of my life.