THEIR VOICES

cartoon-studentsØ “I like my instructor very much, but how can I get him to notice me? I wonder why he never calls my name in recitations… I often raise my hand just like the rest. Maybe I shouldn’t call his attention anymore. I’ll just become quiet and maybe wait until he calls my name.”

Ø “Last night, I read the first six chapters of the novel we were asked to read. I was up until two in the morning just so I could finish the chapters. I hardly slept but I was happy having read the novel. I was so excited to discuss it in the class. But Ms. _ _ _ came late, half an hour already passed; she talked about how she was caught in traffic and how lousy the traffic police was then the bell rang…. “

Ø “I really want to share my idea about how change may negatively affect our economy. I just fear Mr. _ _ _ _ would throw to me series of intimidating interrogations which really make me nervous. I am afraid he would start questioning me again even before I could say all I want to say.”

Ø “Today is our oral examination and I am sleepless for the past three nights. I keep practicing the “f” and the “p” sound because I don’t want to be embarrassed anymore. I remember how Ms……. yelled at me last week in front of all my classmates because I could not get the sounds right.”

Ø “I admire my instructor so much. In class I am always amazed by every word he says His language is extremely philosophical. He seems to master every topic he discusses but he seems so distant. I want to approach him and talk to him or simply just say “hello” but there seems to be a wall that keeps me from getting near him.”


Teachers, won’t you listen to them?

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Published by AJ

Hi! I'm Aj from the Philippines. Obviously I love to read and write and from years of experience I have learned that when you love something so much, you would do it absolutely for free so here I am writing stuff for all people to see in the hopes that at least one or maybe two souls could benefit or get little inspiration from what they will read from this blog. Enjoy and spread the love! ;)

3 thoughts on “THEIR VOICES

  1. Hi classmate!

    Truly, other teachers would say, “Speak your mind or forever hold your piece.” while others would ignore their students and spend the whole period monopolizing the discussion. The statements above clearly tell about the later kind of teacher.

    The students are really clamoring for teachers who will listen to them and who will appreciate and recognize their efforts and needs.

    I appreciate the teachers who do, and I hope that if we would become one or if others are already are (our classmates), to exemplify an ideal teacher who is student-centered capable of doing the suggestions I stated earlier. It is time to go away with the conventional methods of teaching.

    I hope the teachers of today are good listeners.

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    Welcome to blogosphere!

  2. I once stood in front of my co teachers and talked about my passed classroom experience. I realized that a teacher could kill the interest of the student and could also make the student realize that the subject that he hated once will just be interesting. A teacher could create leaders. A teacher could be nothing to a student. There is a teacher that you remember,a teacher that you won’t. I just wish that the moment that I come back in the classroom I could have a great teacher who is willing to teach you the extent of his knowledge___ and I swear that I will remember him. I hope that I won’t waste my time in the classroom, because again… I have encountered a teacher who only cares about the income, the job, and only ends up talking and talking and not even realizing that student could also have very sensible thoughts.

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