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Passion for teaching

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Passion for teaching

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Bulatlat.com

MANILA – John Clifford Sibayan, 19, is following the footsteps of his mother who is a teacher in a public school in Pampanga.

“There is nothing like teaching,” Clifford said during an interview. They do not only teach the students their lessons, for a public school teacher like Clifford’s mother, it’s more than giving education.

From his own experience during his practicum at Araullo High School in Manila, Clifford said, being a teacher in a public school is really tiring. But leaving the country for a better pay never crossed his mind.


“I dream that one day the system of education in our country will change. And that dream still prevails.” (Photo by Anne Marxze D. Umil / bulatlat.com)
“It’s really a tiring job. My work does not end in school; I still bring my work with me at home,” he said. Preparing for his lesson plan and grades also take his time. He handled five sections with 45 to 50 students. He also dealt with the lack of classrooms, chairs and other facilities. “Because there is no proper ventilation, I bring two handkerchiefs with me because of the scorching heat.”

Clifford is a fourth year student, BSE Major in Filipino at Philippine Normal University in Manila. He may sound dismayed when he told me about his experience but when asked about his plans for the future, Clifford said, he will still continue with what he has started.

Clifford’s stories about his practicum seems endless. He related that a student stole his classmate’s cellphone; about teachers doing all kinds of sidelines just to earn an extra income because of the low salary. His experience is like scenes in a movie that come to a reality and for Clifford, it was heart breaking. “That is why I don’t go to my mother’s workplace because I don’t want to see the poor children.”.... MORE

SourceBulatlat.com

URL: http://bulatlat.com/main/2011/11/24/passion-for-teaching/

2 comments:

Jesusa Bernardo said...

hindi napagtatanto ng iba ang kahalagahan ng mga guro, lalo na yung patas at may malasakit talaga.

"Clifford’s stories about his practicum seems endless. He related that a student stole his classmate’s cellphone; about teachers doing all kinds of sidelines just to earn an extra income because of the low salary. His experience is like scenes in a movie that come to a reality and for Clifford, it was heart breaking. “That is why I don’t go to my mother’s workplace because I don’t want to see the poor children.”"

Anonymous said...

Rare breed these days.

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