Just Another Teacher’s Diary: 05.25.2018

Breakfast: Rice, potato fries, eggs, watermelon, milk
Weight: 66 kilograms
Years of teaching: Three
Professional license? NEXT YEAR

After one week of sleepless nights, hectic schedules and neurotic days, I’m proud to say that I’ve finally finished three years of teaching. Thank God.

I still remember my first year of teaching. I felt like a noob.

Seriously, I didn’t even know what I was doing.

I am happy though that I survived that one. It was an epic mess!

As a teacher, I was my students grow in different ways.

I do only hope that they grow up to become amazing people, both in and out.

I’ll reveal something to you: Teaching was never my cup of tea.

Yet, I persevered, because I respected the profession and wanted to make a change in my own little way.

It’s been actually 40 days since I wrote my last blog post of this kind.

Many things have happened.

Apparently, my school is about to start renovating everything this summer. They have already refurbished the air conditioning systems as well as the canteen and the covered court.

Heck, they even made the covered court more tolerable during the summer days by installing four large fans.

I really wonder whether these new facilities would be enough to attract new students. I do hope that new students will come – after all, losing 20 students in one go is no easy thing, especially for a young and small school like ours.

Some people have asked why in the world I entered the world of teaching despite the fact that it was hard.

Let me get to the point: I am no altruistic guy who believes that it’s for the betterment of the society, for the provision of a better future for the children, etc.

But I believe in these things on a more personal standpoint.

When you are able to make students interested into doing new things, that’s a win.

When you are able to change the behavior of one student in a positive way, that’s a win.

When you are able to expand a child’s horizon, that’s a win.

Winning the small victories in life for your students is fulfilling in itself.

With that being said, I am looking forward towards going to the place where I want to go pretty soon.

I want to be able to finally get a try at fulfilling my dreams and see how far I can go.

The year-end ceremonies will be held tomorrow in a hotel somewhere in Manila.

It would be great to see my Grade 6 students for the last time…and my other students for the last time this year!

Afterwards, it’s 35 days of heaven.

I am massively looking forward to it!

Until next school year then!

Dinner: Rice, chicken soup, meatballs, fried chicken, watermelon, iced tea
Dessert: Cheesecake

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