Showing posts with label insights. Show all posts
Showing posts with label insights. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Learning The Hard Way

Fidelity. This word spells easily but quite difficult to hold on to--- for some.

The issue between Vhong and Deniece Cornejo/Cedric Lee has been dominating on my FB wall lately. I felt sorry for Vhong because he has to go through all these things before he will realize that being faithful to his partner, who gave him another chance by the way,really really matters. What if the said incident didn't took place? Will Vhong continue that secret affair (as I presumed based on his statement) with this beautiful young lady? Who could resist Deniece's beauty? Only the real men who are faithful to their partners. Oops don't get me wrong about this, I just want to emphasize that had Vhong been really really faithful and honest to his girlfriend, he won't be troubled by his case right now;had he wouldn't give in to Deniece's "invitation", he would be living peacefully right now, he wouldn't been a victim of "extortion" and he should have been maintaining that friendly face, unblemished.

Am not defending anyone's side for I know that the truth will come out in the right time. But such incident would be a lesson for both parties. The difficult is that, they learned it the hard way.

This is a reminder to all of us specially those who are in a relationship to remain faithful and honest as much as possible. If you are not happy with your present, have a heart to confess it and end the relationship first before taking another else.

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Friday, October 4, 2013

I Am A Teacher- The Impatient Who Taught Patience

It's our day, teacher's day. Greetings from your previous and current students are there. Flowers, chocolates and other special tokens were given. 

But what does it take to become a teacher? On top of earning a degree and passing the licensure exam, becoming a teacher needs a lot of things: 


Why patience? You see? you'll be dealing number of students with different upbringing. Not all of them learned the moral truths in life. Others went to school not merely to learn, but to escape the hostility that they endured back home.

With my eight years of experience, it's not only once or twice that my patience has been tested. I've been faced with such kind of challenges almost every day. There are students who will be kind to you in such a way that they will be attentive and obedient to all your instructions and do their job well. However, it cannot be denied that there are students who are kinda hard on you. They might have hear everything you say but they are not really listening. These are the kind of students who will really test your limit.

Nevertheless, I am still thankful that I met both kinds. I admit, I am not good in dealing with impatient students because I am impatient myself. I cannot tolerate hardheadedness because I am hardheaded too. My long teaching experience lengthen my patience but sometimes I felt like I should ignore those students who really tried my limit. I should consider teaching as a challenge,not only for myself but for my students as well. 

I am a teacher, impatient yet taught my students how to be patient.

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

January Is Over...

January 31st...

Whew time flew so fast indeed and my baby bump now is really very much obvious. Well, I've got more or less 6 months before I will give birth to my second bundle of joy. My beloved Gregory now is really very big. He learns very fast as well. He just turned 1 last January 23. If  he will be asked where's the baby, he will immediately point his finger to my tummy, so cute! He can also walk by his own, he giggled a lot. His laughter is a music to our ear. His Papa used to record his laughter and played it to him once he had tantrums LOL!

Tomorrow, it's going to be another month. I've got a lot of things to look forward to. Deadlines to beat, plans to pursue... Oh, may God give me strength. How about you? Do you have any plans ahead? I bet, you too have a lot of things to look forward to!

Oh, before I forgot, it's going to be Lover's month, you might as well include that on your to-do-lists.

God bless!

future court heartthrob ;)

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Knowing Your Priorities

As a teacher, it is kinda frustrating when you'll be able to handle students who barely know his priorities in life. Well, am not really expecting that they would be expert on this area but at least I am hoping that they will be keen enough to think of their studies above anything else. Why? Because, it was  such a privilege for them to be in school. If we will try to study the statistic for drop out students (financial reasons) and out-of-school youth, we might find ourselves having a self-pity for them. I felt for those students who have the aspiration to finish studies yet was being denied due to poverty. However, I also felt pity for the parents of those students who just go to school without planning of passing their subjects! Horrible, don't you think? So if you are a student and you happen to read this, and if you felt like somehow you are quite guilty about this, better check and reorganize your priorities.

Just a friendly reminder.

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Teacher's Creed

I've been teaching for seven years already and believe me, this job is so tough that it really challenged my patience as well as my perseverance. Students nowadays are way too different from students in the 90's. Talking about respect, responsibilities, determination- the comparison would be disheartening but of course with exception to those who give prime consideration with their studies. As a teacher, I met almost all kinds of students and I am glad that somehow I was able to cope up with them though sometimes I come to a point where I really got mad causing me to walk out.

At once I review the Teacher's Creed just to remind myself of my responsibilities. Allow me to repost it here:

A Teacher's Creed

I believe I have been called by God to teach.
I believe in children...young and and and poor....each in need of learning.
I believe in blackboards, chalk dust, textbooks, and computers for each has a part in imparting knowledge.
I believe the love I give to my students will someday be reflected in their lives.
I believe the gift of teaching is not measured simply by marks, enrollment, or the end of the school year.
It is in the witness I give and the fullness of the life lived by those I teach.
I believe I have the power to lead those in need of learning to the threshold of their own minds.
I believe in my giftedness to use each of the tools available no matter how new or old..for the light of knowledge in the eyes of another is my goal.
I believe teaching is more than tests, diplomas, paperwork, and fundraising.
It is the values I breathe daily into another...slowly.
It is in the faith I share in Jesus...ever changing and growing...never ending.
I believe my success today goes unnoticed...until those I teach and touch can stand alone and say "in my life I have learned..."
I believe if I have taught and touched one God's name...I have used my gift to me justly..and can humbly say...
I believe in teaching....
~by Julie McClellan
I knew for a fact that it is not by accident that I was here, doing this so called "noble" job. And as much as I could I tried to become the "ideal" teacher. However, I realized that struggling harder to become one will only stressed me.Trying to be an ideal teacher will only cause me to limit myself in the things that needs to be done. I was reminded to impose discipline, yes I did. Everyday I tried to inject values among my students but somehow it is difficult for them to adjust on the "right values" that I tried to tell them because they are just not "used" to it. In my class you often see students who does not seem to care enough for their classmates. You can hear foul words, sometimes bullying but the worst of all is seeing them not improving at all when the semester ends. I am not really sure if they gave value to everything that I say, maybe not because judging from the way they responded, only few were able to show a remarkable change. On the other hand, I also learned a lot of things among my students. I learned the value of patience- I only have a little of those. Honestly, I could not consider myself as ideal but one thing is for sure, I am who I believe I am- a Teacher who only wants nothing from her students but their cooperation and responsiveness. Like what I always used to tell them, I am just a mere human like them, imperfect in so many ways- the only difference is that I am just one step ahead of them.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Trending Issue: "Amalayer"

At first I was totally clueless about this trending issue that swarmed my Facebook notifications.I thought it was just a local movie that hits the interest of the majority. As I went through those comments from one of my friends who post this topic, I just learned then that it was all about the rude female passenger who just have the best time of her life by being rude to the lady guard of LRT. 

Attitude do really matters but some just don't realized it. It's so disheartening to think that those who claimed to have achieve something are the same people who acted like they do not know the standard of behavior especially in public. This was the second time that an act like this was caught on video by some concerned citizen. Well, just like what happened to the man who bullied the traffic enforcer, it was now "Amalayers" time to face theconsequences of her untoward behavior.

Lesson learned: Always be kind to others, no matter what.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Just When I Needed You Most!

Cramming time. Deadline on Friday but I am still halfway in my grades computation, Oh No! (yet I still have time to write this post, LOL!)

Honestly, I really run out of time for so many GOT NO reasons:

----> Got no nanny for my baby so I have to wait for my hubby's time availability from work before I can sneak out from the house

----> Got no computer at home so need to go to school to compute my grades (on Excel!)

----> Got no luxury of time to do it at once!

I tried to asked a generous friend of mine if she can lend me her laptop and I am so thankful that she said YES, thus I am confident in writing this post, LOL! But then again, some of my not-so-conscious-of-their-grades students were not able to comply all my requirements so I got no other option but to give them a crispy INC (that's INCOMPLETE) grade, WHILE OTHERS GOT A REALLY FAILING GRADES- I am just tasked to compute then, they were the ones who choose their grades ;)

And hey, about the relevance of the title as written above? I am referring to the computer actually, LOL! When  I got the opportunity, I will buy lots and lots of computers LOL!

What's happening to me? 

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Rush Hour

Everyday  I tried to comply a lot of things however truth prevails that I am a mere human and I have limitations. There are lots of things that I want to do for my son, lot of things to do for myself and lot of things to do for my chosen career but all of those things that I want to do, only few were being accomplished. Time is so limited, and so my energy. A lot of ideas were being conceived in my mind but it remains undone. Well, I am not really complaining about those things, it's just that I got confused with my priorities.  I doubt if this is still part of that so called effect of post-partum depression. My baby is going nine on the 23rd of this month and I tell you, he moves a lot and he grows bigger and bigger each day. Soon I will be seeing myself at the middle of two taller individuals (my hubby and my son). But again, priorities is an issue for me. I have to reorganize myself or else I will get easily frustrated again with the turn of my daily events/challenges/ordeals (anyway you call it).  For now, I still want to thank God for the renewed strength everyday. It was just so amazing how He sustain me each day. Being a Mom, a wife and a career woman (plus a blogger) is not an easy role but believe me, it's worth the sacrifice and the effort. (Thank You, Lord)

So right after writing this piece, I'll be beating the traffic, the waiting, and the tiring trip in going home. But all of those will be relieved with the smile of my son upon arriving home. He is simply irresistible!

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Teacher's Viewpoint: What's Your Goal?

One of the challenges that each student should face is taking their periodic exam. As a teacher, I can really assess those students that are ready and those that are so relax that they seems not to matter the outcome of their exam at all. I remember back when I was still in college. I started studying my lesson in preparation for the exam early in the morning (before the sun goes up?) or few hours prior to the schedule. I am just an average student who may pass the exam but cannot make it to the perfect score. I am not really good in memory retention that is why I prefer studying on the very same day my exam will start. But thanks to God, I never got a failing grades in my entire College life because I made it a point to pass all my subjects because I do not want to repeat the subject considering that it entails another cost and burden to my parents. How I wish all my students will have the same goal. However, the way I see it, some, if not all, of my students couldn't care the less. Just imagine attending to my Drawing Class without drawing tools or attending my Educational Technology students without their flash disk where all their projects and activities were saved for checking. Some may have a valid reason but as a student, one should be responsible enough and always be prepared in coming to school. Back in my College days, I am not really that good, I am not among the cream of the crop but there's one thing within me that sustain me all throughout those entire college life and that is the goal to pass all my subjects and finish my studies on time.

How I wish it would be the same for my students right now. Because if they won't get serious now with their studies, then when?

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