The Wider Picture By Teacher Jolina [No.226] NEW
|To finish college and work in a public school are the simple paths that I wanted to take, but everything seemed to change when I started to work as an English teacher. At first, my plan was just to work as an ESL teacher for 4 or 6 months, but I decided to pursue my stay when a bigger opportunity closed its door for me. I believe, it’s really true that when someone closes a door, another person will open a slight window for you. In my case, my colleagues and students have opened several windows for me and let me see how big and wonderful the world is. Meeting people from other countries, with different cultures and views in life made me realize how simple my dream was and made me want to dream for more. Teaching them made me patient and passionate to my craft. I never dreamt to be like this before, but I am grateful that I am a CEA English teacher now, for it made me see the wider picture of the world.
By: Teacher Joelina Butalid
Edited by: Uninx