I had my second day of teaching last Thursday, and what can I say? It just keeps on getting better. I wish I had two, no, three hearts just so all the happiness, satisfaction, and contentment I am feeling would have somewhere to go to and be stored. That’s how happy I am teaching.
Don’t get me wrong. It is very hard work, plus the environmental conditions can be classified as torture but that is how I know I have found my place. Though to teach is very tiring and tasking, I still put all the effort I can muster because it really, really makes me happy.
Last Thursday I administered three sets of exams to my students in three different sections after finishing our lesson. I said I’d take pictures of them and post it on my blog so blog mates, may I introduce you to my students at the university.
I really, really think I am not a bad teacher, LOL. The results of the exam were good, some even were able to get a perfect score! That made me happier. My critic teacher is also very nice and helpful to me. I think I am starting to learn and study seriously LOL. I was very overwhelmed when he said his students do not miss him and his teaching because of me.
But the best thing so far was this: there are actually three sections to which I should be teaching but my critic teacher only gave me the two and he handles the last one, the class of 1-B, but last Thursday I attended the class of 1-B to administer their exams. I introduced myself and established rapport with the students and gave them their exams. As I was about to leave, my students said, “Ma’am nakakatuwa ka naman, sana ikaw na lang ang teacher namin araw-araw! [You are wonderful teacher, I wish you are our teacher everyday!]”
I am tired. I lack sleep. I study my own lessons and the lessons that I have to teach at the same time. I rack my brains so hard for ideas and strategies for teaching. But you know what? I dream of doing nothing less.