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Published: 2017-10-15   

Pagtuturo, Mula sa Puso: Isang Parangal para sa Ating Mga Guro

Celebrating it comes with its aim, to focus on "appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world" and to provide an opportunity to consider issues related to teachers and teaching.

Celebrating it comes with its aim, to focus on "appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world" and to provide an opportunity to consider issues related to teachers and teaching.

By: Souqpinoy Staff
Credits: Special thanks to The Philippine School, Dubai and United International Private School, Dubai

October is a month of many celebrations at isa sa mga ito ay ang World Teachers’ Day. Ang kauna-unahang opisyal na pagseselebra nito ay noong 1994 and from that moment on, ginawa na itong opisyal at taunang paggunita ng UNESCO. Celebrating it comes with its aim, to focus on “appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world” and to provide an opportunity to consider issues related to teachers and teaching.1 Kami sa souqpinoy.com ay nagbibigay-pugay sa ating mga magigiting na guro dito sa UAE at sa ibang panig pa ng mundo.

Isang napakatandang propesyon na ang pagtuturo; nagsisimula sa pagtuturo sa atin ng ating mga magulang na magbasa at pagkakatapos ay off to school na basta umabot na sa tamang edad kung kaya’t tinatawag natin silang pangalawang magulang. Kinausap namin ang ilan sa mga guro sa UAE at lahat sila ay may paboritong guro when they were still students themselves. Sabi ni Sir Ron Tenorio, guro sa UIPS, he credits his high school teacher as his primary influence along with his college professors into becoming a teacher. 

Si Teacher Judy Marayan naman, nagtuturo sa The Philippine School Dubai, believes that teaching is a noble profession; crediting that there will be no doctors, lawyers, nurses, and other professions, had it not been for their teachers who chose to stay in the confines of the classroom. Sir Ron Tenorio agrees, as he added that the future of the students is in their teacher’s hands. Teachers should take into consideration na kaya nilang mabago ang buhay ng kanilang student with one word; encouragement or reprimand, he furthered.

Amongst the struggles of the teaching profession here in the UAE is to instill patriotism; tayo ay nasa banyagang bansa kaya kailangan ng dagdag na pagtuturo kung paano mamahalin ang sariling bayan. Sir Jehu Parpa, teaching PE to Grade 7-12 students at UIPS Dubai, believes that you can instill love of country to students when you continue teaching Filipino values and hopefully seeing it being practiced still at home. Teacher Judy trusts that highlighting Filipino features to their students will make them prouder of their race. And that these should be reinforced and integrated in the classroom repeatedly.

Ikaw Kabayan, tiyak ko, may iniidiolo at may kinatatakutan ding guro noong nag-aaral ka pa. Maaaring may paborito kang subject dahil sa teacher mo at may terror rin naman sa paningin mo. We asked them what they would want their legacy to be; because being a teacher leaves a certain imprint on their students. To this, Teacher Jehu replied, “Learning is constant; it should not stop.” And to aspiring teachers he adds, “Make your passion your profession. You chose teaching as your work and your responsibility to students who has every right to learn and a chance to improve themselves. You can become someone’s hope for their future.” 

“Teaching is a taxing job but the most rewarding of all. Your weapon to become the best teacher that you can be is not only your knowledge of your subject matter but more importantly, you should possess love and patience. These three: knowledge, love, and patience are important to have as a teacher but I personally believe that love is the greatest of all. If you love your job and you love your students, everything will fall into place,” as for the imprint Teacher Judy Marayan wants to impart. 

Sir Ron has a higher calling for his students who would-be teachers someday, “Study first to empower yourselves, and then share your knowledge to others, most especially to those who are in need.”

Indeed, teaching is such a noble job. And it is this same nobility that we demand much from our beloved teachers. Hindi biro ang bilang nga taon na ginugugol natin sa paaralan kaya naman talagang malaking parte ng ating buhay ang ating mga pangalawang magulang, ang ating mga guro. Salamat sa lahat ng leksyon, sa aralin man o sa buhay, teacher!

References:

Helpful Link/s:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Teachers%27_Day
  2. www.uips.ae
  3. http://www.thephilippineschooldubai.com/

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