Before I became a teacher, there are ironic/unfortunate stories I will never forget from my student life…
- I graduated first in my class when I was in Kindergarten. Then, I transferred to a different primary school where my aunt works as a librarian. A girl named Princess was the smartest in my first grade class and I was only second. I was so jealous that I pierced her head on our class picture… Sounds morbid? Haha.
That girl is now my bestfriend. Call her Dax. 🙂
- So I was second of my class until Grade 2, sixth in Grade 3, 8th in Grade 4 and 9th in Grade 5. I was hoping I would still be in top ten in sixth grade so my mother could go up on stage with me during graduation for a medal…
She did because I was awarded Best in Music.
- My bestfriends and I became representatives of our school for journalism competitions. I joined the copyreading contest and I won. We all won! That means, we would go outside Cavite to represent our city for the regional level. I think our English teacher didn’t really like me that much. She picked another student from a different class to join the regional contest instead of me. I will not forget how unfair it was and how I wasn’t able to be with my bestfriends. Still hurts until now *sniff*.
I went back to my high school four years after to have my practice teaching there. My old English teacher saw me and said I looked familiar. I told her that I was once her student and she seemed proud although I don’t think she remembered what she did to me.
- My final grade for Values Education (Character Education) was 79 and it’s a pretty bad grade. That’s because my teacher didn’t really taught the lessons and I didn’t cheat during my final exam (or maybe I did a little but I was bad at it).
I’m now a Values Education teacher. I always tell my students to be honest in their tests because their scores will not define who they are.
- I never wanted to be a teacher but I had no choice because it’s what we could only afford. That’s okay though because I passed the entrance exam of the best teaching school in the Philippines and I was scheduled for an interview. There’s a problem though. It’s the same day as my graduation day.
I went for the interview the next Monday but I wasn’t accepted anymore because I didn’t follow the schedule. I just had to go to the nearest state university in our city.
- During my first days as a freshman, a dude approached me and asked me to run for first year representative for student council. I had never imagined I would run for politics but maybe he saw something in me and I also believed he would be a great president although he’s too humble for that. Unfortunately, our party didn’t win. It was a great experience though.
The dude I was talking about became CNN Hero of the Year 2009. 🙂
- To be a cum laude, I need a grade of 1.75, 1 as the highest.
My general weighted average was 1.76.
I’m glad I experienced all of that because they helped me to be where I am now. 🙂