Posts

Showing posts from August 30, 2011

What It Takes To Be A Teacher

My professor once challenged us to comment whether we agree or not that we are not attracting the best and brightest to become teachers because aside from the poor perks of teaching, the teachers have failed to inspire and challenge the youth to enter the teaching profession. Teachers in the country have become slaves of their superiors (especially in the public school), and some would even multitask to being clerks and assistants whenever VIPs arrived in their respective schools.

However, my take on this is....


I believe that it is just a factor (i.e. teachers becoming simply “slaves” of their superiors) why we do not attract the best and brightest to become teachers. Not many intelligent and bright students are made for teaching because, I agree with what my mother told me that teaching is a VOCATION and the noblest profession. My mother is an elementary school teacher for almost 30 years. I have heard her complain about paper works, activities, student behavior and hard-t…