My SEAMEO Experience
A Noble Pathway
My name is Ma. Azalea Candyd B. Redoble but I let my students call me Miss Aze. I am taking up Bachelor of Secondary Education, Major in English in the University of San Jose - Recoletos.
It is true that people tend to learn to love teaching. Some may not have teaching as their first choice but then they’ll realize that it will grow on them. Take it from someone who vowed not to take up a teaching profession but ironically, becomes a passionate educator.
Teaching was never my first choice. It has always been the least option for me as a college degree. That means, being a current pre-service teacher, I had a complete change of not just by perception but also by character.
I have always thought that being a teacher will never be enough for me. Think of the hours, days, weeks, months, and even the years for a teacher to deal with disrespectful students, to prepare and to teach lessons, to check loads of test papers and essays, and to calm frustrared parents. All of these responsibilities but they get so little in return. I thought teaching was a waste of time.
But then I remembered what my 3rd-grade teacher said to us in class, “No teacher becomes wealthy with their profession. But when students learn and excel, then a teacher is richer compared to any billionaires in the world.” This still rings in my mind like church bell till now.
Teaching is the noblest among all the professions since all professionals underwent education with a teacher. It’s also a process to prepare the next generation of skilled professionals and workers like politicians, engineers, doctors, policemen, priests, educators, legislators and good citizens. Teaching, therefore, is considered as a means for which God uses a teacher as an instrument to touch lives.