by: Violeta D. Frias
As everyone knows, teaching is the noblest profession. Yet, it is also one of the most taxing jobs among all other professions. I myself as a teacher could attest to the fact that being a teacher is not easy. It could drain your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual strength unless you are the kind of teacher who does not take the job seriously.
It has been said that you cannot give what you do not have.More than the requirement to be intellectually, physically and emotionally prepared, it is also a must that one is spiritually fit in order to be the best teacher that he could ever be.
It is on this note that the teaching staff of The Philippine School-Dubai went through a spirituality activity last August 23 @ the Multi-Purpose Hall of TPS. This is the first time that TPS held such kind of an enriching activity.The speaker of the said recollection was no less than the very amiable parish priest of St. Mary’s Church, Rev. Tomasito Veneracion, OFM Cap.
Before the teachers listened to the sharing, there was a group activity which aimed to make the teachers revisit their past journey on how they had started the life of being a teacher. Through some significant questions that were pondered upon during the group discussion, teachers were led into self-realization that teaching is not an easy journey after all. In fact, it is a tough one yet exciting and very rewarding. If there was one benefit that the recollection has brought to the teachers, it is the fact that the passion of the teachers in teaching has been rekindled and reignited. Such experience revitalized them once more to become teachers whose aim is not only to impart knowledge but to make a difference in the lives of young children whom God has entrusted to their care.
The said activity was one of the projects of The TPS Faculty Club but was made possible by the MAKABAYAN Department under the leadership of the Department Head, Ms. Monique Q. Sevilla.