School life is one important aspect of children's growth and development. The students relationship with their teachers can either build or destroy their confidence.
I remember I learned the proper way of passing the scissors at Grade 1, with Mrs. Villanueva. Hated Math at Grade 2 because I was afraid with the very strict Mrs. Sedigo (peace Ma'am if you're reading this). I found strength and self-confidence at Grade 3 with the loving teaching of Mrs. Alejo.
My daughter is a very intelligent girl but shy to the bone. I am very grateful to her Grade 3 teacher - Mrs. Raissa Najaro Villaroya, for helping not just my daughter but her whole class to shine. Ms. Raissa, as she is fondly called by everyone, showed impartiality to all her students, making the girls of 3-Courtesy feel loved and respected equally.
To all the hardworking teachers, hats off to you - Madams and Sirs!
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." - William Arthur Ward
"To learn and never be filled, is wisdom; to teach and never be weary, is love ."
"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others."
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectation."
- Patricia Neal
"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops."
-Henry Brooks Adams
"A wise teacher create an environment that encourages students to teach themselves."
-Leonard Roy Frank
"Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges."
-Joyce A. Myers
"A courage which looks easy yet is rare; the courage of a teacher repeating day after day the same lessons - the least rewarded of all forms of courage."
-Honora de Balzac