Monday, September 29, 2008

Reaping the fruits of what I sow…

Inspiring young minds and touching their lives have been my commitment in this noble profession, my vocation. Teaching in the academe for more than five years has unexpectedly touched my life and has also changed my perceptions on teaching, love, inspiration, and even life.

For ten consecutive semesters and five summers, I have been consistently and dedicatedly teaching grammar, speech, International English, business correspondence, technical writing and research. Handling these subjects over the years, I have met, dealt, communicated and interacted with various teens, adolescents, and youths – my students.

They may have different personalities, individualities and characters but one thing is for sure… they always comment on my teaching methods and strategies – that I indeed make English enjoyable, exciting and a lot fun.

Working with people on their late teens and early or mid twenties makes my profession very special and a lot more challenging. They bring surprises, give me a bundle of joy and put a spice on my professional career.

Expectedly, after each semester, they all end up as my friends; others even become my closest friends and pals. As they range mostly the same with my age and since we are all raised in an environment in the same generation, adjusting has never been an issue. Spending quality time together, during weekends, we enjoy meals at my place, chat a lot, hang out, go to malls and watch movies.

I suddenly realize how fulfilling this profession can be. Needless to say, their words of gratitude simply inspire and complete me. They are my source of strength and inspiration to come to class everyday and work with a smile.



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Anonymous said...

What a great post. Teaching is an amazing thing.

Jacie said...

As a former English teacher of high school students, I can relate to that feeling of teaching being an amazing thing at times. It's amazing how you are able to make an impact on so many lives.

Anonymous said...

My friend you have a gift of teaching others. They feel how much you care for them not only as students but as people. Continue in this special gift you have been given and continue touching many, many more lives. God bless

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

well said sister

billie said...

Great post! I wish I had the dedication and commitment as you do. Thank you for sharing.

BlondeBlogger said...

What a beautiful post!! Your students are lucky to have you as their teacher. :)

Anonymous said...

Now that's dedication and what Teachers "SHOULD BE GETTING PAID FOR!". I love your outlook and can get behind it 100%.

Having my Master's in Education with a B.A. in Psychology I don't mind sayiong that you are definitly on the right track.

Some things will go foreward irregardless because of your "PASSION". You go Gurl!!
-Nomad Flavor-

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