Of Bridget and I (Part I)
Posted August 1, 2007on:
It has been two months since I handled Bridget. I had received rather lot of feedbacks from other teachers, about the way I handle them.
Normal teacher-student relationship, is what you can call my status with my advisory class. It is barely the end of the First Quarter, and I am pushing myself to my students. ‘Was it correct?’, I ask my self. ‘Was it ethical?’ Maybe, I am too used to ethics, so I can’t connect myself to them, or them to me. ‘So, was it me?’. I wish not.
Sure. Sometimes, I get mad with them, again, it is normal. But I am trying to configure what would be the best way to handle 43 students with 7 years gap from me. I may not be the ‘best’ adviser, but I am giving my best for them. But being so perfectionist, my best would never be enough for me. Would it be for them? I wish.
Sometimes, what I could transcribe to be my ‘best’ turns out to become a negative feedback to them. Take for an instance, I caught them playing with chalks. Almost half of the class admitted to that. I did not point out each student, but I generalized. I just let my students stay if they feel they are guilty.
Anyway, to make the story short: I had written a remark to their diary, lifting my previous sanction of 1 month clean-up for those who are guilty. One student remark in a friendster account:
Posted 26/07/2007 05:30
hahahaha!! ptawa kya pang bata lng ung remarks e noh?? hahahahaha!! PUT…. n joallen escartin n yn!! hahahahaha!!🙂
and this one:
Posted 26/07/2007 05:59
hahahaha!! TAMAhhhhhhh hahahahah!! wawa n us..😦 nsulatan p tloy kme ng remarks n png priskul hahahaha!!🙂
From the one that posted this comment, I was advised by his/her former teacher that I should look closely into his/her behavior. To say that his/her behavior may come to worst, I don’t know, but from what I observe in my class, she is quiet — apparently. But I learned, outside shell should not be the basis. You know what I mean.
Some of them may not enjoy me as their adviser, but from time-to-time, they will have to work with me. I may not replace the status of their former adviser’s importance to them (neither their former A.P. I teacher; btw, we were modestly and frequently compared), because I don’t have any intention, and I don’t want to replace them in their student’s heart.
Again, I may not be their ‘best adviser’, but I want to be one of their friend. Seriously.