Teaching A Day By Day Treasure (2)

SaigonDeManilaStarred Page By SaigonDeManila, 4th Mar 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2xi4b9vi/
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Another wonderful moment recollection all happened in a humbling day's work of being an educator.

Teaching

“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
― Albert Einstein

The preceding are TRUE story to my knowledge based on personal experience.

Immersing well..


I got my new corner after i was first assigned in science room am now with the 2nd graders. I guess am immersing well with my new work place surrounded by this God send little angels around They include me in their morning greeting and they respect my private space even though they are always privy on the story of my paint brushes in my pencil coffee mug..

My stuffs are on open display but I always wanted to keep my life's information ready for their queries.The other day on my 4th grader I was startled on my one girl request. "Can I hug you Mister?"..I answered back (while she already had my waist) "Why?" "Well am cold and it make me warm if I hug" she charmingly replied. I told her better bring a jacket next time, "I remember one of your classmate was in her pajamas's the other day." Everybody laugh recalling that incident.

Thank You..


In another incident however it;s the parents who can easily make you a saint. One lunchtime i saw another young girl who opted to remain inside the class. I asked her why she is inside the room instead of being in the canteen. She answered sheepishly " I forgot to have my allowance, I actually left my wallet". Remaining my composure I asked the young girl to take her lunch with my money and just tell her mom later what happened. I saw the joy on her eyes and simply said yes teacher I will and rush toward the door. I actually forgot the whole incident for the next few hours am checking papers and making some preparation for the next day. I am ready to go out of my room for long day when I noticed this young mom on the door with her daughter.

Her words was more kinder than her daughter's meekness "Mr____, am so embarrassed on what happened today after my child forgot her wallet..Please accept my whole hearted gratitude for taking care of my daughter." I interrupted saying it's a small deed "It's ok please don't mention it" suddenly her child came out with something on her hand. "Mister please accept this cup cake my mom gave to me as my snack which i also forgot to bring." I was taken a back and accepted it saying my own sincerest thank you. The mother ended with an affectionate closure, "No Mister we are more thankful for you being around and my child learn something very nice today- kindness,". Am sure I was able to hide my blushing cheek behind my brown and sun burned skin.

Honestly, the girl's request and the mother's own talk almost melted me how this angel(s) and parent found me like a ready father ready to give them more than intangible to warm them. Little do they know it gives me a glow on my disciplinarian heart, and felt I am am their guardian angel instead. Andyes I remember Dr. Seuss own words "You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room." Today I think that exactly happened. Ah the reward of being a teacher!

©Saigon De Manila

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
Dear friends and foes: I am a teacher, a poet, an artist, self-published author on art & poetry, CSN Life Skill coach and an international marketer.

See my archives @ edgardecastro.blogspot.co.id

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author avatar Carol Roach
4th Mar 2015 (#)

Yes there are so many joys of being a teacher

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
5th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you for the nod and comment Carol!

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author avatar Retired
4th Mar 2015 (#)

Beautiful story. thanks!

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
5th Mar 2015 (#)

GLad you like it JEssica!

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author avatar Utah Jay
4th Mar 2015 (#)

I am not a teacher, but I do teach Sunday School to the ten year olds, or should I say...They teach me...Great article.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
5th Mar 2015 (#)

Never forget you been a student once =)

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author avatar M G Singh
4th Mar 2015 (#)

Interesting facet of life that I never experienced

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
5th Mar 2015 (#)

As long as you remember one teacher in your lifetime..is already a tribute on this noble profession.

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author avatar n.c.radomes
5th Mar 2015 (#)

I was a mountain grades teacher myself for more than a decade before getting a job Municipal Development Officer under the DILG until retirement; did relate with you the inner feelings of satisfaction and joy as you go on with your narration.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
5th Mar 2015 (#)

Impressive revelation Mr.Radomes I designed my life to be an educator by age 40...thinking am already settled and on higher needs altogether by this time, am quite right except I also started a new family and its quite a challenge juggling it all together. By the way the image were taken from my Alma mater - De La Salle.-.

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author avatar Dawn143
5th Mar 2015 (#)

I love the life changing role that educators can play in a student's life. Some teachers have changed my life by their confidence and unfailing belief in my potential. I love them for it! Lovely read

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
5th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you Dawn143 for seconding the message. Yes indeed am also highly influenced by good teachers from the past.

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author avatar Kingwell
11th Mar 2015 (#)

You my friend was born to be a teacher! I'm sure you will never forget those happy moments. Blessings.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
3rd Jul 2015 (#)

...Am speechless! (at the moment) ...thanks Kingwell!

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author avatar Mariah
5th Apr 2015 (#)

What a heartwarming post SD, as Kingwell above comments, you are in the right place in life, I wish you many more successful and rewarding years of teaching

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
3rd Jul 2015 (#)

your comment was heartwarming as well...am honored to have graced my article and leaving such a wonderful appreciation.

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