Thursday, October 15, 2009

Everyday is Teachers' Day!

Teacher (noun) - a person whose job is to teach, especially in a school or college: > He's a teacher at a primary school. > a maths/chemistry/music teacher.
Being a teacher is not only a job we choose, or even a destination. Being a teacher is part of a lifechanging journey built each day.
It involves a lot of studying, practicing, research, learning, reflection; willing to change and noticing when we are making mistakes. And this is just the theoretical part. Teachers need to be caring, patient, dedicated, inspirated, creative. We have to learn how to deal with differences and difficulties, and comprehend that each of our students will learn in a different way and pace.
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire" (W. B. Yeats), and sometimes the hardest task is to light our students' fires, to make them interested in always searching for more and being critical in a very unfair world. And this is what we, as teachers, never give up doing.
Challenge and commitment when preparing lessons, giving classes, trying to make things easier for the students; spending our free time thinking of how to explain an issue for our students to understand. In summary, we deal everyday with human beings that feel, empowering them to do more, produce more and BE MORE.

I would like to wish you a very happy teacher's day, reminding you that we have lots of difficult and hard times to face throughout our carrers, but it is surely worth trying!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very very very much!
    I think that I don't feel myself like a teacher yet. Thank you for reminde me that.