Posted by teacherjulie @ 11:44 pm

Happy World Teachers’ Day to all the teachers πŸ™‚

October 5 is World Teachers’ Day as per the signing in 1966 of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers.

Being a teacher does not just mean having a degree geared toward teaching (in the academe). Anyone can be a teacher though what is being taught can be debatable.

Anyway, for me, being a teacher is really fun, not minding all the hard work I put in what I doΒ  especially since I am a special education teacher. We have to challenge ourselves to try something outside our comfort zone to be able to learn lessons that will enhance and enrich our experiences.

Of course, we should know how to have fun too πŸ™‚

I get Valentine thoughts and wonderful messages. Of course it would be good to be the Teacher of the Year but being appreciated for all my hard work and dedication is good enough for me.

Teachers are like parents too and for those who are single, be prepared to teach life lessons to your students.

There are so many things to teach: reading, love of books, dealing with anger management and cutting classes, teaching behavior management, not keeping (bad) secrets from trusted adults, dealing with emotions, distinguishing good touch from bad touch, correct spelling, even sitting and arts and crafts.

These are just the tip of the iceberg of values, wisdom and knowledge a teacher can impart to the students.

Teachers are also compasses, guiding their students to the right direction and teaching them no matter what, life is beautiful.

Of course, there would be people who will not be happy with you like this one or this or even this. When parents like these are encountered, just be professional so they will not trample down on you just because you are a teacher. Gah.

This was what I have written three and a half year ago:

Being a teacher, I have a wealth of experiences and accomplishments and failures too.

From my students I have viewed the world with fresh eyes and free spirit.

From them I have learned to be humble enough to appreciate and hone my skills which they need in order to learn.

From them I have tried and have been trying to match my teaching skills to their individually different learning styles and personalities.

From them, I have heard, seen and learned children’s points of view, opinions, observations and different interpretations of the (adult) behavior of people around them.

From them I have learned to appreciate the simple joys in life.

From them I have learned to know how it is to want to accomplish and learn things that are quite difficult to master.

From them I have learned confidence in knowing that whatever goals one is trying to achieve, no matter how hard, patience, perseverance and prayers will definitely help.

Being a teacher is also a big sacrifice. There are times when helping a student hurdle through all his/her learning difficulties become emotionally taxing. Teachers oftentimes go beyond the call of duty to make sure that students gain understanding and proper application of knowledge and skills gained.

Happy Teachers’ Day everyone πŸ™‚

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6 Oct, 2009 @ 1:50 am
RennyBA said:

Did not know so thanks for this reminder!

I’m an adjunct lecturer at Norwegian School of Manager, so I don’t know if that count. I love it though, so I kind of think I know what you mean πŸ™‚

Btw: Thanks for your note about “Norway Best Place To Live: UN Report” on my Facebook wall πŸ™‚

6 Oct, 2009 @ 9:24 am

Happy Teacher’s Day! πŸ™‚ *hugs

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