Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thank You Teachers!

October 5 is the day where we recognize the importance of educators in shaping the minds of tomorrow.   In fact it will be celebrated globally.  There are many teachers that I’ve encountered over the years that have made a difference in my kids life and in mine too, and I’m sure that educators continue to be a source of valuable knowledge and support to the students of today. Even as technology is rapidly changing around us, nothing can replace the value of a truly dedicated teacher, her mild-toned voice, the hugs, tap on the back and shoulders and risible expressions. Our hats are off to you today and everyday! Keep up the good work!

With this let me share you what the Department of Education enunciates on this.
Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC has urged the nation to look kindly at our teachers and give them the recognition they deserve by saying “thank you” to them.
 “All of us were once students and we all have at least one teacher who have made a difference in our lives and to whom we owe who we are today,” Luistro said.
 The education chief is taking the lead in the celebration of the 2012 World Teachers’ Day set on October 5 in Limketkai, Cagayan de Oro City. CDO was chosen as this year’s venue to highlight the heroism of teachers during the onslaught of Sendong.
 DepEd is continuously looking for ways to further improve the economic lot of public school teachers as well as their professional advancement. “But I do believe that if only we, as a nation, learn to appreciate the value of teachers, the rest of our needs (as a nation) will be provided much easier.  A nation that is unable to appreciate the contribution of a teacher is a nation that is unable to see a bright future,” explained Luistro.
 In a press briefing yesterday, the Education chief expressed his thanks to his former college professor in De La Salle University, Professor Emerita Quito, as one of his life changing teachers. He said “Prof. Quito taught me that life is beyond textbooks and Philosophy is everywhere.”
 President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared September 5 to October 5 every year as National Teachers’ Month (NTM) through Presidential Proclamation 242 signed in 2011. The NTM seeks to empower Filipino teachers by engaging the public in creating a strong movement that cultivates a Filipino culture that celebrates the service and heroism of all teachers.
 DepEd is enlisting the support of teachers groups, student organizations, educational institutions, private corporations, professional organizations, media, corporate foundations and the local government units in coming up with novel ways to celebrate the teaching profession. 
Yep, even those who are seated in the government know how to thank their teachers.  I too was once a student and I definitely owe a lot to them, having them as a part of those who have shaped me as I am now.   I used to be a teacher too and it just melt my heart hearing nice words of gratitude (even receiving gifts) from my pupils and their parents, it encouraged me to do more for them even without asking for anything in return.    It builds up a cloud around me which no one could steal nor harm.   Moments when you go back at times when I'm down realizing that I am important.  Those kids perhaps are now in high school or grade school, though they nay never remember me anymore, I still treasure their cute voices saying "Thank you Teacher."

I realized, my kids have teachers, and I know how my kids could be rough at times but my kids are happy with them and what's important is of course they're learning.   So to thank them and foster them to do the same, we baked batches of Strawberry Swirl Muffins to give to them.

Also, to all my teachers in elementary, high school, and college with special mention to Chef Sylvia Reynoso-Gala (who taught me how to bake properly with fun and science involved) here's to all of you, my very first take on the Best Ever Cheesecake I have made so far.  I will share the recipes in another blog and will link it here.
My first-grader insisted in decorating the cheesecake with chocolate chips,
but happened that there seemed to be less space for the word Teachers.  LOL
From Gastronomy by Joy, THANK YOU TEACHERS!

How about you?  Have you said thank you to your teachers yet?  Well you don't need to wait a lifetime to do it.  Join us till tomorrow as we profess our appreciation in a gamut of ways.

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