jueves, 26 de enero de 2012
Being out of the classroom is one of the worst things that can happen to a teacher, surpassable only by death. In a country where teachers are not valued, where they are underpaid and mistreated, it is often a tempation, in order to keep body and soul together in one piece, to succumb and be drawn by the siren chant from institutions that convert us into parrots and at the end, the kick is duly bound. If you read Homer, you will remember that Circe and her club were the downfall for many a good sailor. Same thing happens to teachers.If education is a religion, our classroom is the cathedral, the holiest place where we can be. Don`t ever let society, or the dollar sign, or a lazy husband trick you into anything, do not allow yourself to be bullied by the family.We have been given by our own endeavors and kismet the authority to transmit whatever knowledge we have learned in any possible way. That is the sacred duty towards ourselves and towards society.