They say “Teaching is the noblest profession”, and I don’t have a bad comment on that because I am a teacher and I believe that statement probably is on my side. Anyway, Teacher’s life is some how quite a little bit but not much so challenging, in short it’s just o.k. so far.
But as far as I can recall some instances in my life when I was inside the room, most of it were some a little bit funny.. in my part.
These were some of it..
1. Entering the room unprepared. What to do?
Of course, the best technique for that is to get angry showing that you have a bad mood so that students will not do anything against the law of the Philippines. Make a drama out of nothing. Or if you have a lesson done prior to that meeting, you can give a quiz, 20 minutes review and the rest will be spent for quiz. HOLA, you save the day. But please, don’t enter the room without anything in mind, this situation is for case of emergency.
2. Power struggle? What to do?
Warn the student three times. To be safe it should be three times so that there is no alibi for not getting the instruction well. After the warnings are given and still no changes, ex-communicate him. Pretend that he/she doesn’t exist or best if it’s allowable for your school detained him/her. Get him/her out of your sight before you fall into power struggle.
3. Always repeating your instruction?
State your instructions clearly. Inform the students that making you repeat yourself makes you angry.
He must reign in our minds, which should assent with perfect submission and firm belief to revealed truths and to the doctrines of Christ. He must reign in our wills, which should obey the laws and precepts of God. He must reign in our hearts, which should spurn natural desires and love God above all things, and cleave to him alone. He must reign in our bodies and in our members, which should serve as instruments for the interior sanctification of our souls…
“Let the past bury its dead.”
One thing in this world that we cannot change is our past. Everything in the past is unchangeable, there is nothing we can do to undo them and they can be our worst nightmare that will hunt us for the rest of our lives if we allow them so or they can be our best memories that will remind us of the best things in life.
Our pasts are shadows, they come and go whenever they want. They make alive the things we should have buried long ago and they hunt us in the middle of the night when we thought that we are already on the period of moving on and ready to face the new challenges of life yet when come they scare us of the future that we don’t know and they cripple as we move on towards of changing pushing us back to where we have stumbled before.
‘Let the pass bury its dead.”
The first process of healing is when we go back to our past and understand and put a light that will enable us to why we are wounded in our present. We don’t blame anyone but it is the first step in burying your past.