Why Teaching Must Not Be Noble


Two weeks before June equates to two weeks before the start of classes.

Before the first day of school, teachers would go to school – paint the desks, dust the windows, throw away last year’s unchecked and checked papers, file unused supplies, tidy the books up, fix necessary forms, post new posters – until reality hits and they invite each other to eat at the nearest Jollibee branch and relish the remaining days of vacation; while slowly conditioning themselves that another year of learning starts.

I have met a number of teachers geared for the first day of school – perhaps, their bows and arrows are more than what they actually need on the first day – one huge “Mabuhay! Welcome to Grade One” signage done creatively with colored chalk, manila papers already filled out with the school anthem ready to be taught, all requirements listed down on the board…

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