By: Agnes M. Villanueva
Banga Elementary School
SDO Batangas Province
As I’m scrolling in the social media page, I come across with this quote from Prof. Feynman, it says “Students don’t need a perfect teacher. Students need a happy teacher, who’s gonna make them excited to come to school and grow a love for learning.
The idea of being a happy teacher struck my mind. It puzzled me how to be a happy teacher? Am I a happy teacher?
As an educator for more than a decade, I assess my self from time to time if my profession gives me enjoyment, if my so-called vocation gives me thrill to go to school and facilitate my students’ learning-process.
It made me realized that I need a self-evaluation on whether my pupils were excited when they go to school. What is their purpose for waking up early in the morning, walk to school and spend the rest of the day inside the classroom. Are they happy every end of the day learning with me?
Do I satisfied their educational needs or I just like a babysitter that looks after them the whole day? Without gaining knowledge and wisdom from all the lesson I prepared for them.
Thinking about these question, I derived after reading that famous quotes, somehow should have my self-reflection on being a happy teacher that will inspire, influence and excite learners to go to school, learn to love to gain more knowledge and wisdom; and as they grow up they soon remember me not being a perfect teacher but a happy one.