The Little Things

on Monday, 26 April 2010
The best thing about being a teacher is not the praise we get from the school's administrator for doing a good job in a Mercu Jaya PMR event.

The best thing about being a teacher is not about receiving an extra bonus at the end of the year.

The best thing about being a teacher is not about getting enough materials to start a TOP TEN LIST.

The best thing about being a teacher is receiving gifts from your students.

Yes, I said it.

Not expensive-out-of-the-world type of presents. The little things.

Cards, letters of appreciation, little tokens with those...

'Sir is the best teacher I known you,'
'Good sir the best!'

... sentences that require a little tweaking here and there grammatically.

It somehow makes you feel good about yourself. When you feel bad and out of place, these little things make you feel on top of the world. I might be getting a little ahead of myself but I really love these small tokens and gifts from students. Especially when the whole class decided to give you something.

It really makes a teacher feel good about himself. Suddenly, you don't need to take those Prozacs no more. It really makes you feel like you're reaching out. No matter how much you think you're failing to do your job appropriately, they come out to tell you how much they love you and love what you've taught them all this while.

I love my students with all my heart.

3 comments:

chemistry addict said...

i agree with u..best thing becoming a teacher is receiving gift from our stdent..i ve been a teacher for 2 weeks(only two weeks) n the most thing that i remember is when student come to me and say "i love u, teacher" while pull smething from his n her bag n give me..huhu..even it is only a markerpen..

Government Agent said...

I know... You know what I receive sometimes? Just a Kilometrico pen. But more importantly, there's a note wrapped around the pen saying..

"Sorry sir, saya tak ada duit. Give pen only. Thank you sir,"

I was like Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww~~~

chemistry addict said...

really..whoa..so "terharu"..feel like crying..huhu..

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