Thursday, July 26, 2012

(Un) Intentional Errors


Situation 1

The lesson was on Homonyms...

Pupils: They went to the prison (sell, cell).
Teacher: Okay. What is the answer? 
Pupils: (majority, shouting) S-E-L-L!
Teacher: Okay. Correct. 
(pupils revel for their correct [incorrect] answer)

Situation 2

Now, Spelling...

Teacher: Okay class, read the following words.
Pupils: TEXTURE, BENEFIT...
Teacher: Is that the spelling of BENEFIT class? 
Pupils: (silencio dede...)
Teacher: (stared at the board, got a chalk, erased the letter E after letter N and replaced it with letter I) Now read. 
Pupils: BENIFIT!

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These are two of the many situations that made me twitch my face during my observation in one of the public schools here in our province. I did not write this to degrade the credibility of teachers for I will become one soon. I did not write this to make the world know that teachers could also be subject to errors. 

I admit I wanted to voice out my know-how regarding the errors of these teachers because I was concerned with the learning of the pupils. But I was reminded of what our teacher in Field Study said in our class. "Do not correct them in front of their class. It would be a reason for them to lose their credibility as teachers and their egos will be majorly hurt." I understand that perfectly. "Do not worry. They will realize their mistakes soon. Just let them correct their own mistakes. I believe those are unintentionally done," she continued. I nodded. Yes indeed. I have to respect the teacher I am observing. 

This inspired me to read more, read as often as I want to, and read everyday. In this way, I will be able to be a good  teacher someday, and as much as possible, a teacher who will not commit these mistakes. I know I still have to eat a lot of rice before I become a professional teacher. But it will come. With fervent prayers and hard work, I shall be a TEACHER. *insert big smiley here*


33 comments:

  1. It's such a great and huge responsibility, being a teacher, dapat laging careful at sure sa mga itututo..it's nice that you read a lot, para equipped ka with the proper knowledge to share when time comes :)

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    1. tama. sana yan din ilagay ng mga teachers sa kokote nila :) but nobody is perfect.

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  2. now that's a good quality of a good teacher! keep it up Orange Pulps! :)

    lavinajampit.blogspot.com

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  3. teachers are still un perfect after all hmm but for me as long as they live for their sworn duty as long they value students and their will of learning it means everthing
    nobody will be somebody without teachers in the first place

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    1. i agree. but that will not be their license to just commit mistakes anytime :)

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  4. A teacher either makes or break a child. I am glad that you are taking actions to be a good teacher someday. You will be a great one for sure and welcome to the noblest profession :)

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  5. that is so disappointing.. I just hope YOU, soon-to-be teachers, are not like that. Such a good role model.. hahah

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    1. indeed jel. but i hope it won't happen again. -_-

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  6. Sad. :( Dear teachers, learning doesn't stop just because you're already teachers. I hope this will improve.

    http://www.dekaphobe.com/

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    1. yes. that is true. learning lasts until one's last breath.

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    2. i agree with you orange pulps ^_^

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  7. that's why it's hard to be a mentor...a lot of responsibilities on your shoulders...but it is really very rewarding. :)

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    1. indeed vic :) the fulfillment is irreplaceable.

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  8. noong high school ako, akala ko madali lang maging teacher, but in college, naging education student ako... mahirap din pala, kelangan maingat, aral ng aral (non-stop. enjoy din naman... :)

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    1. yes indeed :) grabeh ang paper works. di mabilang-bilang. haha

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  9. ang ganda ng sinabi ng teacher mo sa field study....good luck sa iyo....for sure you will be a Teacher...........at ang tawag sa iyo sa school ay TEACHER PULPS....

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  10. YAK! Who's that teacher? I'll report to DENR!!!

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  11. kaya nga ako bumagsak sa favorite subject kung chemistry dahil sinigawan ko yung teacher ng maam baka mali po yung casio calculator ko at di match yung solution sa blackboard sa solution ko.. hahaha... which is mali naman talaga sia.. hahaha

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    1. hala. nagawa mo 'yon? tsk3. di naman tama. mag sorry ka kay teacher. haha :)

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  12. Hmm... ang sure ako, mahirap talagang maging teacher. I really have no idea how it works, kaso sa mga teaching school ba, how do your professors explains to the students if this type of situation happen? How will a teacher correct his mistake? Curious lang.

    I know you will be a good teacher.

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    1. well, kung conscious ang teacher sa mistake nya, she has to accept it. walang magagawa ang magpaka hero because there are some students who are more intelligent than their teacher (in some aspect). ito ang advise ng teacher sa 'min :)

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  13. taga public din ako, hehehe. naala ko nga nagbasa ako nun nung hs ko. sigurado ako sa pagkaintindi ko and then mali yung turo ng teacher ko. ayun. di n ko nagtiwala sa knya after. hehehe.

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  14. hello Teacher Pulps ...cute name nga :)kulit naman ng mam na yan hehe... let's be follower's ....see yah around !!!!

    http://bhiebusymom.blogspot.com/

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    2. following you now. thank you for visiting my blog :) have a great day. ♥

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  15. Ay! :| Gulat ako sa "sell" pero dapat hindi yan tularan ng ibang future teachers. :)


    Jewel Clicks

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  16. aww. we got a future teacher here. :) goodluck on your journey ma'am. no one can ever escape committing mistakes but it's good to have someone correct them. just my opinion. :D

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  17. Wow lapit na bang maging teacher si orange pulp? Keep on moving on mam!

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