Tuesday, January 09, 2007

it's the little things

In this world
Divided by fear
We've gotta believe that
There's a reason we're here

'Cause these are the days worth livin'
These are the years we're given
And these are the moments
These are the times
Let's make the best out of our lives

See the truth all around
Our faith can be broken
And our hands can be bound
But open our hearts
And fill up the emptyness
With nothing to stop us
Is it not worth the risk?
~the calling -our lives

the world is my classroom and society is my teacher.
i'm learning everyday...

it's e little things u do tt matter to those who care.

i got this colourful strip of paper frm my student frm my co-form class on my very first day in sch. i didn't noe what i've done to deserve this. i haven't tot them any lessons, i haven even done anything nice for them as a teacher.

maybe it's these little things tt lets e teacher stay afloat despite e crushing workload & immense stress. the little things they do to show their appreciation for teachers always comes as a pleasant surprise, & a huge energy booster for us to live through boring & useless meetings.
a simple grammatically wrong greeting like ," ms yeo how come we nvr see u so long?" is just enough to make my day. there was once i drew a lousy picture of a beach, & gave it to my student. her classmates gathered around her & started asking her where she got her picture from. "ms yeo gave it to me" she declared proudly as she started colouring e picture tt was nt meant to be coloured. it looked nicer with colours anyway.

it's e little actions tt they do, no matter good or bad, tt shows us something we so rarely see in adult world - e innocence of a child. everything abt a child so real, their guilt, their happiness, their sadness. they don't bother to hide their feelings, they just cry their hearts out when they feel depressed, they laugh & scream when they they're high. they can lie to u, thinking tt u wldn't know while u laugh ur heart out recalling how naive these children are.
and they don't know how much an impact they have on teachers, with these little things they do, every single day.
tt's how special they are @ this age.
thank u natasha, thank u for teaching me tt.


Miao said...

I'm glad you're happy. :) I seldom see such innocence in secondary school children.

Faith said...

Babe, that is a beautiful beautiful entry. Maybe you should intro natasha to the judo monster running about. Tehehe.

estel said...

miao: haha, yar i'm happy but it's tiring too! lol. i think for sec sch is dependent lar. but how's ur teaching so far?

faith: who's judo monster? LOLx