Guro [Teacher]

Guro. Even the way the word rolls in my mouth brings me such a joy.

The whole family and I went to church yesterday evening, well minus piapot because she came home late doing some work at the university. Here in our place, it is common to see whole families hearing mass together, especially during Sunday mornings. We used to attend the Sunday morning mass, but since we are very busy and our workload extends up to Saturday evening, it was so hard to wake up early Sunday! LOL.

Last night’s homily talked about God teaching in the temple. It was  said that God taught with authority, unlike the scribes during that time, and He taught that way because he had pure heavenly wisdom.

Day after day, before I step in the classroom to teach my students, I say a silent prayer for guidance. I pray that I be made an instrument of God’s love for my students.

Each time I taught, it was successful because I am able to hold my student’s attention, and when they take their exams, they ace it. Right off the bat, I knew I  had authority that springs from a humble heart of service, and I feel God has been answering my prayers each time I taught, because I feel He has been endowing me with his pure heavenly wisdom.

One of my instructors told us that once God decides you will be a teacher, you cannot escape it no matter where you run. I laughed silently because I felt that I should have known better.

When I was younger, Mother Goose and My Mommy Fe (Mother Goose’s sister) urged me time and again to take up education as my college course just like them because I had the gift. But I brushed their advice aside and took up nursing. I did not feel any calling from nursing. It was just that I did not know what I wanted and the best logical course to take that time proved to be nursing.

But look at me now!

I ended up still a teacher – and I am loving every single second of it! In retrospect, I find that God’s wisdom is all over my life, driving me towards this course of career.

Summer last year, I was supposed to take the nursing state board but failed to do so because of the Northcap review center scam, which seemed to have been forgotten these days by the way. Since I was not able to take the state board, I can’t work, or even  volunteer because I do not have a license. That was when I decided to  return to the university.

It was perfect timing that the university where I finished my nursing degree was opening a new course that time of the year – the Certificate of Teaching Program, where they offer all professional graduates 36 units of Professional Education subjects. So instead of being idle at home, I enrolled myself without much idea as to what will happen between me and the course.

The rest of course is summarized by the words “Ma’am PM”.

I cannot describe how I feel, each time I would be teaching, each time I would see my students laugh or hear them call me Ma’am, especially when they see me outside of the university and appear so excited. I cannot explain why, despite the hard work of making detailed lesson plans, numerous teaching materials, and a number of quizzes everyday I still look ahead smiling and wishing for more work like this to do for me. Each time I see my students understand, I feel like I have just received tons of roses.

PM is a very thankful, blessed girl just being able to do all these. And please pray with me that after I finish this course on March 25, I will find an immediate job so I can continue ASAP being Ma’am PM, and an RN at the same time since the results of the November state board has not been released yet. But honestly, I feel God’s presence, telling me to keep my peace of mind because He will take care of everything.

As of now, I am keeping my focus because my students need me, and I am very glad in turn, to be there for them.

Guro. Even the way the word rolls in my mouth brings me such a joy.

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13 thoughts on “Guro [Teacher]

  1. bw,
    it is a terrific experience and it makes me a hell of a lot sociable!

    panda,
    sana nga P maging RN na ako so i can get a real job para may pang shopping na ako LOL at maging prinsesamusang.com na itong blog ko.

    dyanie,
    yes dyanie ganun na nga you got it all right. i am teaching because it is required by the course, kung baga OJT.

  2. ay wait lang, so bale nag wwait ka ng results for nursing exam dba? tapos while waiting, nag aral ka ng Certificate of Teaching Program na sa march 25 pa matatapos? so pwede na magturo habang di pa natatapos ang course?

    anu year hawak mo?

  3. naku maam…

    😀

    galingan mo ah…

    basta laging nasa lupa ang mga paa… ^^,

    naaalala ko tuloy yung college physics teacher ko… hmmm…

    sana maging RN ka na nga…

    ayaw mo non? dual identity ka paglabas mo ng university… hahaha…

  4. Looks like you are embarking on a teaching career 🙂 That’s nice because if you decide to be a full time nurse in future you have a teaching experience as back-up. I think teaching is a terrific experience. Keep it up 🙂

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  6. witsandnuts,
    thank you, i am anxiously waiting for that results. i agree that in any profession we choose there is a calling. it defines us.

    sheng,
    i am not patient too but in my case as a teacher, i understand the needs of my students so it comes naturally. pagdating sa ibang bagay, impatient na ulit ako!

    dotep,
    two sems mga four hours everyday. i think you will teach that subject which is related to your course. in our case that is biology.

    cindyrella,
    oh wow thank you. dedication comes from passion. pag mahal mo ang ginagawa mo it will follow diba?

    nyl,
    thank you. that is exactly what i pray for.

    panaderos,
    thank you. that’s what i always tell them pag may exam. nasasaktan ako pag nagkakamali sila. LOL!

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  8. Imparting one’s knowledge must be one of the greatest gifts we can share with our fellowmen. And one of the best forms of reward for a teacher is to see one’s students learn and succeed. Hats off to you for making a difference in your students’ lives. Many of them will never forget that.

  9. “One of my instructors told us that once God decides you will be a teacher, you cannot escape it no matter where you run.” – that’s true, and for other profession, too. Believe it or not, there is a sort of ‘calling’.

    I find it really sweet to see families attending early mass during Sundays. Hoping for the best about your exams result. =)

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