Here’s a fact. A teacher here in the university is definitely not a good example of how a professional teacher should be like. Here’s the story. A young teenage student had her report finished on a very hot afternoon.
She tried her best to come up with the best presentation possible. As a matter of fact, she studied all the things she needed for her report weeks before. However, she had some parts of her report wrong, probably because she did not understand what it meant. This is normal. We students are still subject to errors and flaws. Even teachers are not perfect.
Instead of correcting the student, her teacher awarded her with an unusual kind of reward. “Gabinutol man dagway ka,” and “Di man ka kabalo uy” were the words that came out of the mouth of this supposedly “educated” woman.
It would have been a teeny bit more acceptable if her actions were unintended, or just the initial reaction from the mistake of her student but, sad to say, this has been her habit. Students can testify to that.
It’s sad to know that this teacher comes from the “College of the Educated” where positive values are primarily taught and academic principles are espoused. I suggest that this teacher should take a crash course in Values Education. Just a thought, she might have skipped this subject or she might have forgotten that bad manners should not be brought to school.
Teachers should be role models in the society. They are supposed to be the epitome of wisdom and respect. The higher their academic qualifications, the wiser they should be. But this definitely is not the case with this teacher. So, why teach anyways? There are better teachers out there who are decent, respectful, and worth the pay. Why stick with a teacher who embarrasses her students publicly?
This is not what we expect from our teachers. We expect them to be good examples. Students are here to learn. Teachers are here to teach - and part of what they teach is good manners and positive values- not only theoretically, but by example.