Beyond the Blackboard
February 22, 2022
Today is a very busy day for us. The month of starting for the 2nd semester class. So expected that many preparations of the teachers will do for the class like modules, syllabus, class records, final lists of enrolment, loading of teachers and etc.
Teachers not just to teach the students about the lessons but to do the preparations needed for the class. We are not just focused on that but we will do anything just to make our class effective for the students.
After the typhoon odette, everything's change. We still have no electricity, we are just using generator, and the signal is very slow, the reason we can't able to use the online learning for the class.
For the modules,
We are busy encode the lessons for the modules. We let the students to choose what their module preferences. The two choices are printed module and E-copy of modules.
Some of the students are choosing printed module instead of online, some of the students have no strong internet connection.
But, as of now we still continue making our modules and syllabus. It is not easy for us teachers because we have another thing to do, we asked the other regular employee to help them in their own task. For me, it is okay to ask help for some other employee but in the fact that we have different task to do. I think it's not good to let other employee to do your own task. Honestly, felt dissapointed about it.
For the syllabus,
We are still continue making it, because we are just waiting for the new format from the department heads, the reason why we are not yet done making it.
For the subject loads to the teachers,
It is not also final, because some of the students for the second semester did not enrol because of the situation now. Especially those very affected from the typhoon, they lose their homes and things inside the house. Some of the students did not pursue schooling, they chose to go manila or anywhere that they can work to help their family. The reason why, the subjects was dissolved because there were no students to the other subject. And until now we, the teachers have no official subject loads yet.
The class records has also not yet started because the list of students are still being finalized by the registrar's office.
While the teachers are waiting fir the final lists of students enrolled for the second semester. We have another task from the higher positions which is not part of our work instead it will be the tasks for the staffs.
I can say that this our work as a teacher is like a movie entitled, "Beyond Blackboard". This movie is about the teacher, they are not just teach about the lessons to the students but they also stand as a parents to the students. In our case, we are not doing the same like to care the students like parents but to do the tasks which is not part of our work in the school. That is my experience today, I felt so tired but I feel like I have no very worth accomplishment.
For me, I am very willing to help others who need help but in the case that I am not yet done for my own tasks and doing the tasks for the others, I think it's not good. I am very sorry if you didn't agree my idea but I think it's true.
Realizations in Life:
When time comes that you are very tired, just have a short time to relax and do not refuse any errands from the other people as long as this errands is not bad.