Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Eyes Wide Open

I realized something, my eyes are now looking at perspectives wider than before. There were a lot of things that I have learnt and acquire in order to prepare myself for the future that awaits me in more or less a year – when I will be posted to one of the schools anywhere in this country.

Before this, I thought that an English teacher do simple things such as playing games with words and ask students to answer questions based on the text given. Well, I thought wrong. Teachers have a lot to do in class, teachers can do a lot in class, teachers have to prepare a lot before they start one day in school.

Methods in teaching students vary a lot from a teacher to another. This variation does not only depend on the teachers themselves, but there are a lot of other things to be considered. The students, time, school, administration, environment, communities, culture, and a lot more to list, all this must be considered before a teacher prepares a lesson plan.

And the steps that the teachers had taken did not always end in success. Surprisingly, they often turn out unsuccessful. Why? Because from 40 students, can we guarantee that half of them are able to inhale even half of what we are trying to deliver to them? Think about it.

There’s nothing easy in being someone called “teacher”. So whoever took this profession thinking that they will be working for only half-day and enjoying the rest of it, then think again.

Think again for another one thousand times. Can you smile now?



  1. I smile because I am proud of you. The kids or whoever you'll be teaching are going to like you just like all your friends do. In another year you'll be changing lives across this great nation and that's something not everyone can do. Good luck from Japan!