My Journey to Teacherhood
Hello tumblr! I’ve been gone for so long. I’m pretty sure I missed a lot. How are you guys? :)
These past few months had been a very tiring yet fulfilling period for me. It’s a period in my college life where I finally applied all of the things I’ve learned. By looking at the pictures, I’m sure you already know what I am talking about. I got to experience what it feels like to be a teacher.
For 3 months I became the Math Student Teacher of five Grade 7 sections in Cayetano Arellano High School, my alma mater. It felt good to be back but this time, I am not a student. This experience made me see education in the eyes of a teacher. Ganito pala yung feeling hahahaha. Dati kasi diba kapag student ka maaaring isipin mo lang yung sarili mo eh. Lalo na ako nung nasa high school ako basta naiintindihan ko lessons, ayos na. But it’s not the same thinking kapag teacher ka na. Syempre you have to make sure that everyone is understanding what you are teaching. That is the basis kung effective ka ba talagang teacher eh.
It was very hard at first. Kasi akala mo kapag alam mo na yung ituturo mo simple na lang lahat. Pero hindi eh. Aside from being an expert on your field, you should also know how to effectively manage the class. Walang silbe yung galing ng pagtuturo mo kung hindi naman lahat nakikinig sa sinasabi mo. Nung na-eexperience ko na magturo, napapaisip na lang ako sana pala hindi ako naging sakit ng ulo sa mga teachers ko noon. Hahahaha! Nagbackfire yata sa akin mga ginawa ko dati.
Anyway, on what I learned from this experience, yes it was tiring but mawawala din naman yan once makita mo yung shine sa mga mata ng students mo tuwing papasok ka sa classroom. Yung shine na nagsysymbolize ng excitement and anticipation sa kung anong ituturo mo sa kanila ngayong araw. Ibang klase kapag nag-eenjoy sila. Mas lalong nakakataba ng puso kapag nakikita mong naiintindihan nila at nagpeperform sila ng maganda sa mga quizzes and exams. Parehong mahirap at masarap maging guro. Sa naexperience kong to, mas lalong lumaki yung respect ko sa mga teachers. Hindi talaga biro yung ginagawa nila. :))
Nakakatuwa kasi kahit wala na ako sa Arellano at balik buhay estudyante na ako sa DLSU, nakakausap ko pa din yung mga students ko. This goes to show na in a way, I was able to touch their lives positively. And with that, I am very very happy.