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February 4, 2008

Teaching

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I’m not an education related course graduate…. Management ang natapos ko… But, I ended up teaching sa isang newly opened na technical school. Kaloka… When I graduated from my first course (computer programming ng sinaunang panahon….) my alma mater hired me…or is the term “absorbed” more appropriate? sa school kasi namin din ako nag practicum. I got to teach Dbase, Foxbase and Pascal. Since it was a technical school na mas mura kesa iba madaming nag-aral dun na older than me…so you can just imagine me having students that are 25 years and above….i even have a student thats 42 years old and I was 18 then. But it was a wonderful experience though. I left teaching after a year to seek greener pastures kuno.

When I came back I got hired to work for an oil company. I was able to study business management at night. When i graduated I decided to put up my own small biz… since me background ako kahit paano sa computers computer related ang naging negosyo ko. Then I met my bf… online kami nagkakilala… he was  graduating then. Eventually umuwi siya dito and one of his old teachers nung nag-aral siya ng technical course contacted him and hired him to teach sa bagong bukas na school nila. may mga kulang na instructors pa sila and when I got there para hatiran ng lunch ang bf ko the school director saw me…he asked my bf about my background and called me up setting an appointment. When I got there he asked me, “Would you like to teach?” kahit medyo naabigla nagawa ko pa ring ngumiti at magtanong…”I’m not an Education grad Sir and I don’t think I can teach programming to your students since the programs that I knew before are no longr usable now…(haller wala na yatang gumagamit ng lutos123, Wordstar at Turbo Basic ngayon!)

Imagine my reaction noong sabihin niyang can you teach Personality Development and Argumentation and Oral Defense? Hmmm…..got to know bakit yun ang subjects na naisip niyang ibigay sa akin….

He said I look good…I carry myself well and he called up my old school and was told that I was one of the top students during my time…( grabeng build-up ginawa ni Mrs. Hebron sa akin!!!).

“I don’t have any background on those subjects sir…” Eto ang sagot ko… but the director said that they will give me free rein on my teaching they will only provide me the required textbook as my reference. (Naisip ko ganun na ba ako kagaling para i-hire nila ng ganun-ganun lang???) But, I still gave it a shot…I accepted it.And for almost a year now I have no regrets….

Teaching Personality Development may sound easy… but believe, me it’s not.  Imagine meeting new people at the age of 16 to 22 …. lalo na ang girls…these women…girls…female students already have their own personalities…and you can no longer mold them… all you can do is guide them…bend them a little(that is if they yeild to your bending…)

But I’m happy to say that during the last lerm….my students accepted me… I’m not the usual teacher-who-writes-on-the-board-type, I prefer informal discussions….minsan pa nga nagdedebate ang mga estudyante ko regarding their ideas on personalities,how to carry themselves,clothing,and even make-up, I can say my students evolved…in their own pace. They improved…

My students earned the approval from the School administration and Board of directors during the recent evaluation that was held yesterday afternoon. They now have better confidence on carrying themselves. They are more confident  talking to other people… and there’s something about them that I can’t find the words to describe… And what the BOD and School Admin saw was reflected to me. They said I did my job well and that they want me to stay on next semester.

The  term just ended. Next monday I’ll be teaching them Argumentation and oral defense. I hope I can surpass what I did with my PerDev students. And I hope that what they have learned during the past term with me would always be with them.

“Thank You Miss”….those were my students words that will always warm my heart…

Now I believe that there is a certain satisfaction when you teach…I may not be able to mold them but I was able to help them bloom… and bloom beautifully they did.

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December 7, 2007

Hectic

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — vennisjean @ 10:47 am

The past couple of weeks have been very good to me….I’ve never been that busy before..

November 20 was our examination…so a couple of days before that was spent on reviewing my  students, giving requirements, submitting the questionnaire  and having it printed.

November 21-23 was spent at the grocery and palengke kasi fiesta sa amin sa November 25. Kaya ang sweldo naubos sa pamimili….but it was fun…nakakatuwa pala makipagsiksikan sa grovery para bumili ng mga kailangan namin. But I liked the palengke better…. oo nga me amoy sa palengke but with the “Tabo” here everything was so cheap! At least walang pila sa palengke just to pay for what you’ve bought… I also realized na dapat pag nasa taboan ako dapat ang dala ko puro barya and if possible wag magbabayad ng P100.oo na buo para di sila mahirapan sa pagsukli sayo…. wag din magsusuot ng sobrang iksi o sexy kasi baka mabastos ka lang….pero wag din losyang…hahahaha…basta nakakatuwa pala talaga mamalengke.

November 25, fiesta….madaming bisita ang  mother at father ko…pero dumating din yung mga nakilala ko sa IRC Chat…sa tagal namin nagkakilala online at sa di ko pagsipot sa mga EB nila dinayo pa talaga nila ako…and malayo ang Davao City sa Tagum. I was so happy to meet them at last.

December na…ang bilis ng araw…. naghahanda nko ng ipapamigay ko sa pasko…di pa ko nakakapamili regalo ko sa family ko…pero ok lang nyon….before matapos ang susunod na linggo mamimili nko… for now I’m spending almost 70% of my free time trying to test yong mga cookies and candy  recipes na naipon ko…plano ko kasi mamigay ng ganun sa mga kaibigan ko…. di kasi ako marunong mamili ng regalo sa mga kakilala ko…kaya magluluto na lang ako.

Medyo busy din sa school, December 22 kasi ang christmas party and as usaul kahit technical school sya may mga pacontest and admin namin…may christmas party pa ang faculty… may belen contest, classroom christmas decorating contest,christmas tree contest…buti na lang at ok ang creative juices ng mga estudyante ko….with minimum supervision maganda ang resulta ng pinaghirapan nila…

For now I’m happy….malapit na ang pasko…may bonus pa…hahahahaha….basta masaya ako this christmas…. and I hope everyone would also be having a fun and lovely christmas…kahit 2 weeks pa bibilangin natin para magpasko….

BTW…. 5th birthday pala ng pamangjin kong si Chris….nangungulit gawa ko daw cya ng birthday cake kasi sa December 14 ang birthday niya…di ako makakauwi ng probinsya namin (which is only an hour and a half by bus pero kaya kong kunin yun ng 30 minutes pag nagmomotor ako) kaya ang Mama at papa ko magdadala nun…..sana padalhan ako ng malutong na balat ng lechon…(may piggery kasi sila!) .

Love you all….and keep smiling!!!!

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