An essay regarding good teachers.

MY TEACHER, MY HERO

Ena Blanca Agustin

“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.”

We curse them for saying I love you class, so, get your pens and a one fourth sheet of paper. We wish to be in stranded in an island whenever they say, DEADLINES are DEAD LINES. We wonder if they even have hearts when they say, Quiz on Monday, Activity Sheet on Tuesday, Essay on Wednesday, Practicum on Thursday, Defense on Friday, Debate on Saturday and STUDY on Sunday for Chapter test on Monday.

But have we ever noticed them saying, oh why were you absent my dear? Who doesn’t have a pen, I have an extra one? And have you ever realized how far they’ve gone just to be able to teach you? Has there been any day that they were sitting for more than 3o minutes in your class? Has there been any day that they were blabbering around and not caring about how you were doing? Has there been any day that a teacher doesn’t inspire.

They say a mediocre teacher tells, the good teacher explains, the superior teacher demonstrates, but THE great teacher inspires. I’ve always been aware of how hard a teacher’s work is. My parents are both teachers, and yes, they’ve asked me to check tons of test papers through the years. A teacher’s job goes beyond the sleepless nights of preparing lesson plans and quizzes we wish to vaporize, they are people who touch lives and help students be the best of who they are.

At some point in our lives, we may have seen our teachers as our story’s villain, but , it is an undeniable fact that they too have contributed to our life. My mom used to tell me that doing things you don’t want to do train you to be disciplined and to achieve greater things in life. That’s pretty much how student-teacher relationships works for most of us.

However, honestly speaking, I have never encountered a teacher who fits the definition of a HERO more perfectly than Jesus Christ. He was a teacher of all languages, of all races of all minds. He was unbiased, and he cared and he was and continues to be an inspiration. A hero is someone noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life. That is Jesus right? And he was a teacher. Though yes, I read your mind, I have put this definition on a higher level, but come to think of it, sacrificing one’s life isn’t only demonstrated by literally dying, it’s when you put other’s above you and that’s what teachers do. And that, in a way, makes MY teacher, a HERO, too J

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  • tammy on Sep 5, 2012

    bravo

  • Chris J on Oct 5, 2012

    wow. bold perspective you have there. enjoyed dropping by.

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