An Interview from a Teachers’ View

I-    Describe the characteristics of teacher as a person!

  • Teachers are the role model of the children. They are the hope of these young minds in their everyday life at school and the holder of their future. This is the reason why teacher should adopt a certain philosophy, value and a good moral act. She/he is the example of every child in every section that s/he handles.  Being a teacher is not an easy profession, because you must possess that kind of thing were you need to master and know things for your children. According to other people, teachers are the jack of all trade but master of nothing. They indeed play the entire role in class like being a teacher, mother, father, counselor, friend, family and a lot of stuff. They were being look up to by them. In his/her shoulder rest the quality of what her/his students will become in the future. For this reason as person, all teachers need to adopt a certain value that they could apply. They can do this through exercising of learning so many things and explore experiences. Seeing and feeling things in every different perspective are where you can find and acquired the ideal value that you wanted. Locking up yourself within the four wall of your room will never lead you to somewhere more fruitful because teaching is a lifelong learning process. The teacher must have a goal. One goal that they could possibly adopt is to commit oneself with excellence and not just doing the “pwede na” mentality

II-    Result of Interview

  • As a student of Educ 21s, the following interviewees were teachers of AKIC-SLS where we conduct our field studies. Two of these teachers that I will be mentioning are already finished their master and one is still on progress. The following are the names, who gave their spare time to answer the questions that I did prepared;

I am very sorry for not posting the names of my interviewee due to private issue.

      Teacher I

      Teacher II

      Teacher III

I did enumerate all the answers of these teachers accordingly in one number. As you observed in the labeled above, where somehow will help you to determine who answered that specific question.

  1. 1.       Why did you choose teaching as your profession out of million professions available? What interest you about this job

      Teacher I- I did not choose to become a teacher. The teaching profession chose me. Only in the recent years that I realized that “I trod the righteous path”. We are the “faceless” and “unsung” (unknown) builders of the future. If farmers ‘grow trees’, we teachers ‘raise people!

      Teacher II – It’s my dream to be a teacher. It started when my adviser in grade II asked me to help my classmates read our lecture that was written on the board. When I see the smiles of my classmates. I told to myself that they can read because of me. Then I, start dreaming to be a teacher.

      Teacher III – I wanted to try out d noblest profession as they said.

  1. 2.       What was the most satisfying moment throughout your student teaching?

      Teacher I – I have had students in High Scholl before who are now professionals. Last October, the new accountant of AKIC was introduced to me. He was very thankful for all that he had learned from me. He proudly said that part of his success for passing the licensure is me. Wow, what could be more gratifying?

      Teacher II- When my students understand my discussion. If I give a quiz and almost all the students answered correctly. Also, when the struggler students understand my lesson and got a passing grade at the end of the quarter, it is really satisfying in my part.

      Teacher III- Most satisfying moment was upon managing my time as a student and at d same time as a teacher.

  1. 3.       How do you handle stress and pressure in your profession?

      Teacher I- Being a principal entails loads of responsibilities and tremendous pressure and stress. Under these circumstances, I HEAT up. I double my effort to meet the challenge. I do not want to stair my immaculate service record because your honor and your good reputation is why people hire you.

      Teacher II- I make sure to be always calm in everything. If I’m too stressing  at the end of the day, I’ll go somewhere else where I can eat. If my work pressured me, I usually set my mind to just chill and do things slowly but surely.

      Teacher III- By asking Allah’s grace and guidance of course…work with pleasure and positivity.

  1. 4.       In your opinion, what are the biggest challenges that teachers face today?

      Teacher I – The biggest challenges that teachers face today is HOW TO COMPETE WITH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY in terms of retaining the INTEREST of students in their lesson. We teachers have to compete with and sometime jealous of “DOTA”, video games, all phones, ipads, etc. Students as we all know are TECHIE, aren’t they?

      Teacher II – In my case, I’ll consider the following: 1.) Students’ behavior in the present generation, 2.) Being a global teacher to cope up with the rapid changes in our education system.

      Teacher III – Biggest challenges! The changing grading system every now and then, from RBEC to K-12 curriculum. Lack of trainings and facilities.

  1. 5.       What is your definition of a life-long learner? How can you promote life-long learning in your classroom?

      Teacher I – Lifelong learning is sustainable learning. It is learning that will last for a lifetime. This can be done by experiential approach or learning by doing. If a student participate gets involved in an activity then it will take a long time to forget.

      Teacher II – Lifelong learner. It is when the students can transfer his/her learning in the classroom outside or in his/her daily activities. If the students understand the importance of the lesson in the real-life and he/she can perform it, that’s already a life-long learning. In my classroom, I actually give examples where the students will be the one to explain it. In that way, the student is already practicing or processing in her mind the importance of that topic through the given examples. If you observed, I do not do much of the talking/discussion, my students does.

      Teacher III- To promote lifelong learning is to facilitate the class with the 21st century skills

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The Rat Race of the People in the Future

Busy people on the move

Read and write a one-paragraph essay of one aspect of radical changes in Alvin Toffler’s book “Future Shock”

                Are you a past, present or future person? Which do you think are you involved in today’s time? I didn’t read all the chapters of Alvin Toffler’s book entitled Future Shock, but I did read the Chapter 3 of Part 1 “The PACE OF LIFE”. He indeed point out here the different kinds of people, not in their race, nation, religion or ideology, but he described them as the past, present and future person together with their distinct differences. The past people are those persons who are trapped with the past doing of millennia people plus still doing hunting and agricultural stuff. These people who are in the present are the ones who lived in the modern world.  The mark of the first half of the 20th century molded by mass mechanization and education. The last but not the least is the people of the future. These people can be determined by their fast pacing life. As indicated by the author, they are usually the people in a hurry, doing all their doings in a fast mode, always checking up on their watch, fixing their schedule for the day and doing multi tasking action. They could not sit there and do nothing or else they tend to be so anxious. This is the reason why some people who are in this mode of life were trying to look somewhere else or migrate to the place where they can do the life they were committed on. The time they have in their hands are too limited, and seems their life has their time frame controlled by their desire of achieving their goals for that day. This is the reason why even the kids can detect this kind of schedules since they can follow these so called durational expectancies. They follow a patterned that their parents and other people do. It becomes a natural instinct of their children who are also part of this futuristic people. The future people usually lived in an advance and industrialized country such as New York, London and Tokyo. As per observation from this country, they are far greater advance than those people in the past and present. The transience of their life is impeccable due for the reason that they don’t always stay in something forever, and move on to something that they find their life/relationship will grow, and find more exciting and colorful. Now, can we put Iliganon as the people of the future? I guess not, they are still in the present but adopting some attitudes of the futuristic people.