Each one of us would probably ask, “How can I rekindle my motivation to teach?” For years that we have been imparting our knowledge to our dear students, of course we cannot deny the fact that we get tired, burnt out, and until such time our passion to teach will extinguish.
In this case, please allow me to share to you, my fellow teachers, my learning experience during our TEACHERS IN SERVICE TRAINING October 2018. Consider these key points as we make important decisions to become an innovative and creative teacher.
The seminar is intended to gather the community of teachers for the purpose of learning and relearning. The seminar would be the culmination of ideas with the collaboration of the Publishing House. Thus, this will open the door for changes of being an educator. The speaker would impart to us some salient teaching strategies that would elevate us to become a better teacher.
In line with this, we are very honored to be with us, our very witty, beautiful, and humorous speaker, Dr. Glendora V. Tiu who is from Manila, Philippines. As she stayed with us, she was able to share her knowledge that concerns the importance for teachers to Revisit Teaching Methods. She taught us the difference between innovation and creativity. We can intertwine this to something new out of something old. She also shared various websites for teachers to employ that would cater the needs of the teachers for innovation and creativity.
Furthermore, she quoted that “Teacher can never be replaced.”, and that “The best teachers are those who show you where to look; they don’t tell you what to see.” Evidently, we, as teachers must innovate ourselves; discover ourselves.
Moreover, the highlight of this seminar is educating us the various teaching strategies such as Visualization, Cooperative Learning, Inquiry-Based Instruction-which entails guide questions, with references, and enrichment assignments, Differentiation, Technology in the Classroom, Behavior Management, and Professional Development. Dr. Tiu gives us her inspiring quote that says, “Teaching is an endless exploration…”
As the talk progressed, we were able to watch a video clip on Revisiting Teaching and Active Learning. Here, we learned about the PUSH which is GOOD HABITS COME TO THOSE WHO ARE PERSISTENT AND REFUSE TO QUIT.
In addition, we tackled MY MOTIVATION, MY TECHNIQUE. This provides us the wisdom on What really is MOTIVATION? Likewise, we were able to find out how Understanding Different Generations- from builders, Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z matter to us, so we can better connect with our students and at the same time with our colleagues at work.
What gives more motivation to us was the Motivational Tools Study of Jack Ma. In Jack Ma’s short video, we learned important lessons that would catalyze our minds, hearts, and souls that When we fall, we stand up; We have to Focus on things where we are good at; There is competition of creativity; Focus on Q L or Quotient OF LOVE; and Continue to work hard- This means to get rid of a habit of complaining, but instead practice the habit of gratitude; and surround ourselves with positivism.
Jay Shetty’s videoclip is also very useful. In Shetty’s videoclip, this sums up that we have to believe in our capabilities. We have to believe in ourselves because after all, it is us, ourselves who give life to what we do. Consequently, the motivation must come within us which we actually call it as an intrinsic motivation. We have within us the great desire or drive to pursue or do things because it is our passion. Since teaching is our passion, it is up to us how we give life to our passion.
I hope you learn something from this article. Please comment or write me if you do…
Thank you and have a great day!