A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat,
determination, and hard work.
I truly agree with the quotation above. I dream and exerted much
effort to make this dream into reality. I am poor but certainly a dreamer.
Nothing hinders me to attain my goals, even poverty. In fact, I live with my
aunt because my parents can’t send me to college, and I am as well an
ALAY LAKAD scholar. Now that I am about to reach my dream, I am very
glad and thankful to the people who helped me and inspired me reach my
dreams in life.
July 01, 2013
I woke up early at about 5:30 AM because Ma’am Jadulco told us that we
must be early because we will be sent at Talisay Central National High School
wherein we will be having our Pre-service Training. But luckily, the principal, Sir
Jeditho Dela Cuesta, said that we will just be sent off 10:00 AM. We were
relieved. So, what Ma’am did for us to not get bored, she asked someone to sing
in front, just a sort of to entertain and distract us from nervousness. Indeed, it
helped us to lessen the nervous we currently felt that moment.
Aside from those entertainment, Ma’am showed us an example of
portfolio -–one of our requirements—on how are we going to make it and what
are its content. After, she told us stories of her past experiences and the
experiences of the previous batches that may happen to us as well.
The clock ticks so fast that we didn’t noticed that it’s time for us to go to
our laboratory school. Before leaving the campus, Dr. Martinez, our Dean of
Discipline gave us his “WORDS OF WISDOM” that really was beautiful, he told
us to instill discipline in ourselves. Next to Dr. Martinez was Wilfredo Pardorla Jr.
–-the batch president. Their words were truly inspiring and meaningful, after was
a very heartfelt prayer from Mark Don. It was very beautiful and sincere, that it
made us cry.
While we are on our way to TCNHS, I told myself, I should not be nervous
because it’s not going to help me. Though the feeling was there but I just ignore
it. Until we reached the school and had an orientation with the Principal of High
School Department, Sir Dela Cuesta, he introduced to us the subject
coordinators specifically, English, Filipino and Mapeh. Sir Jed told us to remain
gap to the students and the do’s and don’ts of the school. And after, an
orientation happened with the coordinators of each major, our coordinator was
Mrs. Michelle Cabrera, she told us what to do, what are we going to buy for our
pre-service training like, Lesson Plan Notebook, Class Record and Form 2. After
the orientation, we proceeded to the school to observe but not for a long time
because it was announced half day due to some important matter.
July 02, 2013
Our second day at Talisay National High School, I woke up early to avoid
late. I cooked for breakfast and rush to school because it was about 7:30. But
luckily, the flag didn’t start yet, so I am not late.
Our mentor, Mrs. Cabrera, told us that 1st week of July will serve as our
observation. Our mentor assigned us to different sections and year level that will
be considered as our advisory. The section and year we are assigned is the
section we are going to observe and that classroom will be our home for the
whole Practicum 1. My mentor assigned me to her advisory, the fourth year
section Amethyst, together with Jearald Lastimoso and Janice Tuling, together
with the English and Mapeh Majors.
Silently, I observed the strategies, methods and techniques of teachers,
and as well as the behavior of the students. I saw how the students reacted to
their teachers; I also noticed how noisy they are. Some don’t listen to the teacher
in front, but there are students who are eager to learn. Because of the behavior
shown by the students, I feel like giving up. But then, later, I realized that it’s not
going to help me if I’m going to let my hopes down, my dream lies to how I
handle these students, and if I can survive the challenge they gave me. Because
of it, I became persistent and patient and eventually I learned to understand that
it’s part of my life and the profession I’ve chosen, that I should be an effective
teacher so that my students will listen attentively. Because I believe that,
students act like that because as well of the teacher, if only you are a good
teacher, good in terms of techniques, methods and your way of teaching,
students will surely listen to you.
July 03, 2013
Our second day of observation, sat the whole day observing the teachers
During my observation, I adored their English teacher, Mr. Froilan,
because his not just a teacher to them but a friend as well. I could say that he is
an effective teacher because students listen to him even though it was the last
subject of the day. Everybody expected the students to be noisy at the last period
of the day but not with Sir Froilan. His technique is so adorable, very modern that
students of this generation will love. I never saw him used chalk, instead he used
television and others to teach and that’s the thing every students love him so
though I. I love his techniques, the methods he used in teaching and his attitude,
he is a very funny guy but very knowledgeable.
I also observe their adviser, I never saw her discussed.