Posts Tagged ‘Teaching’

Persdeyhay ni Titser

Hunyo 13, 2012

DISCLAIMER: Wangak post ito. Mga saktong kwento lang at pautot. Walang patutunguhan. Yown.

Dear Diary,

Carlo sat beside me today (kung napangiti ka ibig sabihin naalala mo etong oldskul na commercial na ito na isa ring korning paraan para simulan ang isang blog post)

First Day of School kanina!

Nampotek. Feeling estudyante lang. Hihi. Teacher nga pala ako.

At dahil pasukan na, iiwasan na muna natin ang mga kaemohan post (mali, tatangkain lang palang iwasan. Baka talaga di mapigilan eh. Pagpasensyahan nyo na. Sabi naman nung isa nating Sir master idol boss at katoto nating si Brader ljsdeleon eh astig naman raw ang pagkaemo namin eh <uuuyyyyy libre plugging sa blog nya… hihihihi…>. Pero por deseyk of dis nyu iskul yir, eh sisimulan nating mag focus muna sa mga gawaing pangguro katulad ng noynoying at pagtitinda ng tocino sa klase )

Eh teka. Pangatlong taon ko na itong nagtuturo ah. Bakit karapat-dapat paglaanan ng blog post ang taong ito? Anong espesyal sa kanya ngayon? Ano ba ang bago sa buhay ni Titser ngayong taon bukod sa bigong lablayp? Mananalo ba sya sa lotto this year? Makukulong ba ang character ni Dawn Zulueta sa Walang Hanggan katulad ng ipinapakita sa patalastas? At ano ang magandang paliwanag kung bakit napasama ang huling tanong na yan?

Anu-ano ba ang bago sa akin this year ?

Okay. Isa-isahin natin. Simulan natin dun sa subject na ituturo ko. O yung tinatawag na TEACHING LOAD.

Ang totoo, pareho pa rin naman ang mga klaseng ibingay sa akin. Katulad ng dati, ikatlong taon ko nang ituturo ang Statistics at Precalculus sa Second Year at Fourth Year respectively. Dahil Grade 7 lang naman ang apektado pa ng k+12 at di pa naman damay ang mga naturang chikiting eh alaws naman problema.

Meron akong apat na klase sa sikundyir at dalawa naman sa fortdyir. Bale overload ako na ikinatutuwa ko na rin kabit papaano dahil dagdag kita ito at hindi nako magsa-sub sa klase ng iba. halatang mukhang pera ako… this year. Hawak ko ang 2A, 2E, 2G, at 2H sa sikundyir at ang 4F at 4D Pull out sa Fourth year. Yung Pull out class eh iyon yung mga pinagpalang bata ni Prinsesa Batong Orange (kilala nyo ba to? Yung na-feature dati sa MGB?)Bigla ko lang syang naisip.) Sampu lang sila. Sa kanila kinukuha yung mga pinanlalaban sa kontest. Hindi ko nga alam kung bakit pinagkatiwalaan na naman ako ng admin na hawakan ang klaseng yan. Hindi na sila nadala sakin last year gayong puro kalokohan, kwentong barbero, pabula, alamat, jejemonism 101, Tips sa Tamang Timing sa Pagbitaw ng Jokes, at konting Math lang naman ang itinuro ko sa nakaraang batch. Hindi na sila natuto. Hmmpp. (ako pa raw ang galit? kapalmuks talaga putek)

So yun. Yan ang mga little children batang tuturuan ko.

Ano pa ang bago?

Yun. Di kagaya last year kung saan Second Year ang year level ko (ganoon kasi yun, lahat ng teachers samen naka-base sa isang particular year level) at Sikundyir ang Advisory class ko, eh nasa Fourth Year naman ako ngayon gaya nung first year of teaching ko. Pero mga ‘dre, lumebel-ap tayo konte (lebel-ap raw si lukutoy oh?) kasi ngayon eh me Advisory Class na tayo sa Fourth Year. Di na lang tayo section – based teacher gaya noon! From 2G last year, eh 4F naman tayo ngayon. Nabago na rin ang katoto nating santo. Mula kay St. Rita of Cascia eh St. Fulgentius of Ruspe na tayo. Ayun. Adjust-adjust ren.

At dahil ang eskwelahang pinagtatrabahuan ko eh factory ng mga artista (initials  na lang, the likes of K.A.ng dos, L.M. ng dos, H. E. ng syete, J.D. ng cinco, I.V. ng dos, D. D. ng dos, B.P. ng syete) eh inasahan ko na rin na meron akong estudyanteng related sa shobiz. Meron nga. Nasa klase ko yung anak ni C.C.Q. na si Ms. A. A. D. A. ng dos. Yun. Absent kanina. Sabi nung mga kakilala nasa Tate pa raw. Aba. Di pa ata tapos ang bakasyon.

Ano pa ba?

Ah. Me mga bago akong trabaho. Officer pala ako ng Faculty Club tapos ako rin yung may hawak ng Mu Epsilon (Math Club). Naisip ko lang, medyo marami pala akong trabaho this year kaya malamang sa malamang talaga eh madalang ko nang mabisita tong bahay ko rito. tsk. tsk.

So par yun lang naman mga updates sa buhay titser ni Ser Caloy.

Ano ginawa kanina?

First day kaya orientation muna! Syempre nanghingi ako ng makasaysayang First Impression at Expectations (pero mga brader, me twist! pinakanta’t sayaw ko yung mga bata). Tapos nagdiscuss ako ng 124 slides na Discipline Guidelines, 25 Slides na Academic Guidelines at 34 Slides na Duties and Responsibilities of Class Officers. Tapos konteng my name is blahblahblah, tapos fill out ng info sheet, bigay homework (magdala ng recent 1×1 pictures). Tapos nagkaroon ng makasaysayan ring Election ng Class Officers. Pero bago nagsimula lahat yan, meron munang Departmental program kung saan pinakilala ang lahat ng teachers. Alam mo agad sa tili ng mga yung mga teacher na trip nila talaga at yong mga trip lang nilang pagtawanan. yon. Okay lang naman.

Ano pa ba? Yun na lang muna. Update na lang ulet pag may bago na.

Yun lang.

Labingly Yours,

Sir Caloy

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Of Exam Schedules and Farewells

Marso 21, 2012

I just want to share this conversation I had with one of my students earlier through an exchange of messages on FB.

The day before, this student had asked me if she could possibly take the final exams in Statistics earlier than the scheduled date and time, since she was exempted from taking the exams in the other subjects she supposedly had to take on the same day. I told her that I had to refer the matter to my coordinator to see if a special arrangement could be done for her. Not being able to meet her that afternoon, I just requested a classmate of her to tell her the office’s decision that unfortunately, the original plan would still be followed.

Then she sent me a private message on FB.

A.S. (her initials):

Hi sir,
Almeda told me that I should come early tom so that I’d take the Statistics exam early. Where should I go for me to take the test?
Sir, thank you for a great year  I’m sorry if I’m starting to fail your subject..  I’ve been having problems with stat :S 😐

ME:

Is that what he told you? Sorry I think he misunderstood my statement. I actually told him that I can’t give you the test earlier than the others so you still have to take it with the rest of the class on the scheduled time. I asked my coordinator about your case but he said that we can’t do anything but follow the original schedule. Sorry.

ME:

And regarding your performance in my subject, well, it’s not the first time I’ve heard somebody say something like that so it’s all good. I have to admit that when I was still learning Statistics, I also had a little difficult understanding it. And you know, if it’s any consolation for me to say this, you’re doing fine. In fact, better than I remember I ever did the time I took it in college. Just like any math related subject, the key here is practice. And try rereading your notes! It might help. I know you’ll do well. As always.

ME:

And your class is awesome! The roughly 9 months we’ve been together is indeed something I will never forget. It’s been a year of significant learning for everyone. I may come off as very strict and/or very annoying sometimes with my constant reminders (or my morning homily as your classmates would like to call it) but this is brought about by the pressure of guiding you throughout your sophomore year. I probably overdid it at times, but my intention and prime objective is to keep you on the right track, similar to what a parent always hopes for his children. It is actually my dream that in the future, if you have problems to overcome or important decisions to make, you will look back on your past and you would find something helpful that you have learned in your sophomore year. All the best to my 2G!. 

Why would I want to share something like this?

First, because I liked her humility. This student was an achiever in class, and acknowledging that she is having difficulty in my subject just made me admire her more. This for me is a sign of wisdom, maturity at a very young age. Honestly, I would not have admitted the same thing if I were her age as that was a time when I was too proud of myself and my petty achievements.

Second, I have always had issues with telling people how I feel. At least if I had to tell it to them face to face. I find it more comfortable writing things down. Writing gives me more time to think about what to tell the other person, to choose the right words, to capture the right emotion. And it’s actually ironic if you come to think of it since my profession requires me to talk to people everyday. I have not gotten used to it yet. I’m not really sure if I’d even get to that point when I could say that I am perfectly comfortable with carrying out a conversation with someone.