"I decided to be a teacher because teaching is about commitment, it's a decision to dedicate our life to children. I wanted to teach children, because it's a process that happens throughout life. Moreover, it's also how I can help them to become good citizens, teaching the value of being good kids, because I know that this is the generation of the future.
Good teaching is the one that helps the child learn more about what is happening in our world today. I feel very happy to share what I know and to be an educator. I am always willing to help them.
The two words that describe the reason I wake up every day are: commitment and dedication.
I loved school when I was a kid. That's why I always felt I should learn more and more, to improve my knowledge and become a better teacher for children. I had many teachers who admired. My mother was one of them. She was always completely dedicated to her profession. Somehow, I ended up imitating her, because she was my model, she was always very patient.
One of the most important qualities of a good teacher is to be patient, because children are different, they have their own times. You can not handle fifty students if you are not patient. So it is important to include between teacher skills management of the time and of the classroom.
The values are changing today because of technology, the Internet and other things. I understand that there are many advantages to using cell phones, for example, but I see many disadvantages. This is why is so important to have the ability to manage, so that children know how to recognize our authority and our knowledge, understanding the importance of having respect for what we are.
Good values of a teacher are patience, love and care, united to make us always as accessible as possible.
The society regards more teachers who know how to present themselves, and this is so complicated. But it's important. Be professional in the way we look, the way we speak and how we maintain our classrooms, in order to demonstrate our love for the students. This help us to be seen as professionals. As I said, it's not easy, but necessary to know how to behave in accordance with our profession.
Teaching, in my point of view, is not about money. It's about feeling that the content you teach is important for children. When they grow up, I want them to have a good future, to become good citizens, to become good role models for the younger ones. If one of my children say that she or he wants to be a teacher, it would make me very happy.
I feel a need to teach them all the time. Being a teacher is not easy, because we have many things to do. Educate and teach good values is not easy. Kids nowadays are very active. They want to explore, they are adventurous, and it's really hard to deal with them.
When I was a kid, I had more responsibilities, needed to help at home, so I enjoyed all my free time to play. Now they are only with their eyes glued to mobile phones. And that's a problem here in the Philippines because we are not trained to deal with the technology. So, sometimes I think it would be so nice to come back a little to the base, and put education in place of prestige that it deserves and that was long ago.
Teachers, we need to keep in as professionals, always keeping our commitment and our dedication. We need to understand that we are the "shape" that children will use to understand the world. So a lot depends on us so that this generation of the future to be different and better. It's not easy, I know. We deal with so many children. Sometimes I think, "What should I do?"
Seek to understand the notion of authority and management. Manage your. classrooms, look at children with a commitment to the future of our society. In addition, we need to apply this management on ourselves, manage our times and moments, be professionals, so we can greater respect of children and their parents.
There are many changes, we need to be creative so that our children remain interested in learning. We need to understand them and connect our understanding with our good wishes, creating motivation so that they can learn more and more. We know well that when a class is boring, they stop listening and so we lose our learners. It's hard to keep the class always interesting, I know it is. But it requires us one thing we have, which is our professionalism. The harmony in the classroom depends on this combo of commitment, dedication, patience and authority."