It’s World Teacher’s Day. I woke up totally stoked. I secretly knew that my class was preparing something for me for days now and true enough, they had a little surprise waiting for me this morning. In my class today, I was Miss World complete with a sash and a crown. It was too cute!
Actually I received the best teacher’s day gift earlier this week. My class was awarded the Most Organized Class among all the Grade 3 classes.
I am totally over the moon with this award, not so much because we got what every class was working hard for but because it assures me that what I am actually doing have an impact on others. To be able to push, inspire, and encourage my girls to be at their very best in whatever tasks they do in and outside of our classroom. To teach them to do everything with love and enthusiasm. To inspire them to always strive for excellence. I mean this are what I try to do everyday as a teacher and knowing that somehow I am successful at it makes me feel pretty good and proud of myself.
I’ve always said that teaching has been some sort of a happy accident for me. But then, as what Deepk Chopra would say, “There are no accidents…there is only some purpose that we haven’t yet understood.” I understand that now, I am here because I am called to change the world one student at a time.
To my fellow teachers, Happy Teacher’s Day!