AHA Moment: The Teacher who is NOT

Just hindsight.
As an Educational Technician, I can only say what I observe.

Yes, I am a Teacher Assistant here in the U.S. and not a full-fledged teacher. And I love my job. It's the best job in the world. I don't mind assisting the classroom teachers because I believe each one of them needs an assistant. They are over-worked, tired and underpaid. They need a raise. Seriously!

But even if I am not a full-pledged Teacher now which is, by the way, my personal choice [I can take a refresher course to be able to take Teacher's Board Exam to get licensed, but Nah!] I still feel I am a real teacher. It is in-bedded in the very marrows of my bones. It is running in my veins. And I can feel it in my muscles.

Yes, I am a Teacher! Alive and kicking.

I may not be taking a lead role in the classroom but I know in my heart that I too make a difference in the learning process of the students. I may not be in front of the class giving directions but I am an important person who helps the teacher to carry out his/her instructions to the learners. And I may not be directly dealing with problems in the classroom, with the students and the parents [whew, I'm so glad!] but I can contribute in solving them (or empathize maybe?). And even if I am not a real teacher (by job description) my optimism for our younger generation remains the same since the first time I took that special spot in front of the classroom 21 years ago.

My optimism for these young learners is still high and will remain that way as long as I live because this is what teachers do. We live not only to teach but to dream dreams for them.

As a teacher, our job is to mold them and prepare them and equip them with the basic lessons and skills in life that will lead them in the right directions.

It is in our job description to help them achieve and be successful individuals so that once they leave the classroom, we don't need to worry and think... where are they going from here?

"As Teachers... we know that from the very start we held their hands and guided them to write their first letters, we didn't just teach them the basics of writing and counting - we taught them how to make good choices that will lead them to the right direction."
- Ruthi Orona-Gregoire
----------------------------A Teacher on Time-Out-------------------------------

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Ruthilicious - absent in the Classroom, present in the Chatroom. 
She blogs when she is NOT Facebooking doing chores.
She blogs while she is ALSO Facebooking doing chores.

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