A Teacher’s Struggle: Thinking Out Loud
It’s no secret that teachers in the Philippines face many challenges. They are underpaid, overworked, and frequently lack the resources necessary to do their duties efficiently. Despite these hurdles, educators continue to come up every day and offer their learners their all.
One of the most significant issues that educators face is a lack of resources. Many schools are overcrowded, with classrooms frequently containing more than 50 kids. This makes it difficult for teachers to pay attention to each kid individually. Furthermore, many schools lack basic resources such as textbooks, dependable internet access, and adequate classrooms.
Another issue that teachers face is the high expectations that are placed on them. Many instructors are expected to be counselors, mentors, and role models for their students in addition to educating. This can be difficult to manage, especially if they are already trying to meet the demands of their employment.
Despite these difficulties, educators in the Philippines continue to show up and give their utmost for their kids. They are the school system’s hidden heroes, and we owe them our appreciation.
As I sigh writing this entry, I am still an educator (inside).
Just thinking out loud; no more, no less.