Everyday life is my classroom, as they say a good teacher is like a candle; it consumes itself to light the way for others. It is not an overstatement whenever we say teachers changes the lives of their students neither it is not also impossible to say that students changes our lives. We tend to give all the time that we have to the extent of forgetting our own bucket lists. I believe, it is like sorting out the riddles hidden within a particular timeline. Once a teacher is always a teacher.
Why do I teach? Why not! According to Maria Montessori, to stimulate life, leaving it then free to develop, to unfold, herein lies the first task of the teacher. Have you ever been in the middle of a stroll when it seemed as if you were lost and confused? I was at a certain point of asking myself in regards to the essence of all the things that I do, of all the decisions that I’ve made as well as the path I will take. “Lead me, Lord!” was the only murmur of my weary heart.
Within me is a battle between passion and necessity. The things that I need to do for my family and the call of duty that awaits for a fulfillment of a dream, because Einstein is right when he said “Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.”
I am a representation of a dream fulfilled, and I have the chance to affect fulfillment of others dream as well. I had my share of ignorance, hunger for knowledge and a dream to make a difference. The realization of my visions are success granted for my parents and those people whom I care about it. It was hard, the journey was difficult and was almost impossible, because learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with eagerness and attended to with persistence. If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail as I noted from Abraham Maslow.
The beauty of studying History, is the chance to meet the mistakes and lessons of the past so we will not repeat them. It is the chance to meet the mistakes and lessons of the past so we will not repeat them. It is an account of examples that influences learners and occurrences of errors that provides the best avenue for learning and teaching. Certainly, in my years of teaching I can validate that the biggest room known is the room for improvement. I believe learning every day and touching lives is a badge a teacher with a heart truly deserves.
By: Cynthia Calavera
Source: The Adivay Newsletter Vol.6 No. 2, August-December 2016