teachers being ignored

@rainzero (505)
January 20, 2009 9:32pm CST
sadly, i think a teacher's life only exists inside the classroom. once you get out of the classroom you are no longer recognized. or maybe yet, the problem is on me. anyway, how many teachers or language learners are going to read this post and react on it? i wonder...
2 people like this
4 responses
@jocruzy (15)
26 Jan 09
hi! though i'm not practicing my teaching profession for now, i'm still a teacher by heart. i believe that a teacher will always be a teacher as long as s/he believes s/he is. it doesn't really matter if your students care to greet you outside the classroom. what matters is how you care for your students, how you express that loving concern and how you continue to live a teacher that is within you.
@rainzero (505)
26 Jan 09
anyway,fulfillment comes when one has learned a lot from you, not if many students admire you for nothing...yet, it still pays off to be admired...lol
• United States
25 Jan 09
Here's what I think: Since teachers do not really earn a lot of money, people think of it as a regular job, which is wrong!
1 person likes this
@rainzero (505)
26 Jan 09
you bet! that's the saddest thing...I guess we really need to create a BIG IMPACT in order for the students to regards teachers as someone... ^_^
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
Hi rainzero! I do believe that the teaching profession is one of the most respectable and honorable profession in the world. In their hands, they mold the young minds of the great people in our history and present times. But sadly, there are those that do not respect nor recognized the teachers who have contributed so much in their success. Once when we held a get together party of our batch in high school, we invited all our former teachers..we picked them up in their own homes just to be sure that they will attend. And during the party, we presented them plaques of appreciation and recognition in their teaching and patience. All of our high school teachers cried and thanked us for the honor and respect we bestowed on them and said that they never expected that we will come back and remember them after so many years. It is really touching! Take care and have a nice day! lovelots..faith210
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
22 Jan 09
don't worry about that..we all make bloopers once in awhile here..
@sid556 (31006)
• United States
21 Jan 09
not sure just what you mean here but I do think a teacher if a good teacher has an impact on a persons life beyond the classroom. My grandmother, father and aunt were all teachers and I know that they made a huge impact on many of their students lives. Both my aunt and my dad got awards for their teaching and it was mainly due to the impact that they had on students lives. I can vouch that their teaching did not end in the classroom at all. Many a night students were at our home asking for help on work and my dad would always drop everything to help them. Both him and my aunt were also very involved in extra curricular activities such as sports, music, drama etc. for them, it was more than a full time job. I'm not sure just what recognition you are looking for. I mean my dad was looked at as far more than a teacher. He was a coach, he was a friend to many, he was a dad and into politics and religion. There was so much more to him than just being a teacher. That was just his profession and he was very good at it but he was far more than that.
@rainzero (505)
21 Jan 09
Well, actually I was referring to my first post. Anyway, that post was ignored so my sentiments were carried over while I was writing this...hehe! My apologies.