An Open Letter to My Students

Hi. I know you’re tired na- physically, mentally, emotionally, and even financially. Trust me, whatever you feel is understandable and valid. You have the right to feel that way because being a student is really tiring.

But this I want you to know- it gets better. Yes, a cliche, but it is as true as the sun rises on the east and sets on the west. You may think that all these reports, and projects, and research papers, and exams will bring nothing in your life. But they will. Not now, but in the future.

Think of all your requirements as seed that you need to bury in the soil. Think of yourself as a seed, and the pressures and pain and failures and everything you are experiencing and feeling right now is the world putting you down on the ground. You need to be buried because a seed does not grow on its own. A seed does not grow if it is not sowed.

All the content your teacher has been blabbering repeatedly in front of you will be forgotten. That is expected. But what we, your teachers, want you to learn is not only the content itself but the skills needed to survive the next chapter in your life.

I may be known as a strict teacher with my policies: deadlines are deadlines, wrong spelling is wrong, alterations and erasures mean wrong because I want you to learn to take things slowly and not impulsively. I want you to think first before doing something because statistically speaking, when is impulsivity bring a much better result?

The soft skills you learn from doing countless outputs does not only teach you to understand classroom topics on a much deeper level but also aims to teach you perseverance, patience, and resourcefulness.

If you happen to became my student, you have heard me say “Ikaw/Kayo ang bahala.” because I want to teach you all decisiveness, and being responsible to your actions. I purposely do not give you, students, format and example (unless it is really needed), because I want to teach you to think things on your own, to always think outside the box.

I dont know how to end this na… I’ll just borrow the words of one of my favorite professors. “Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.” -Albus Dumbledore

Always,
Mam Ren

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About princessrenren

sharing personal things without actually being personal. i have more sense when writing than speaking.
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