Tuesday, May 15, 2012

On Working and Teaching

I never realized how fast my two-month summer or should I say, teaching break went away. May will soon be over and in a few more weeks, I'm back to teaching again. Do I sound sad? It may surprise you but I'm actually happy and thankful for another semester of teaching opportunity. For those who are not familiar with my job, I actually work full time at the Corporate Planning Office of one of the oldest colleges in Manila. I only teach after my 8 am to 5 pm office work. Teaching is only an additional assignment for me. Whenever the college needs additional instructors to handle the remaining courses that the full time professors can no longer accommodate, that's when I came in. Needless to say, my teaching opportunity only arrives as the need arises. Though I may appear only as a contigency or back up resource, I never belittled the job. I see every teaching assignment as an opportunity to fulfill the educator thriving in me.

I was told this morning that I will handle two classes in Economics. Hooray! To my excitement, I'm already searching  interesting reading materials for my students. Admit it, Economics is one of the most boring courses you'll ever encounter. So I have to exhaust some means to capture the interest of my restless college kids. :-)

Still talking about my job, I'm handling two freelance works now. I rush home after office and crack my brains to think, analyze and write. Both jobs require me to prepare researches that are a bit out of my comfort zone. I'm still figuring out how to untangle the ropes but hopefully, (please pray for me) I'll be able to accomplish everything on time and later make my clients happy. Speaking about my freelance jobs, I was able to serve three clients over the past months. One of the clients was "unfortunately or fortunately?" a relative and up to this date, they left me hanging in the tree of uncertainty. I fulfilled my responsibility of doing the job, I hope they fulfill their role as a client too.

Since I'm talking about work life in a school, I'd like to share the marketing audio visual presentation of Yale University. I've seen a number of AVPs of colleges and universities, but I find this one so unique and (pardon the informal adjective) cute :-)

13 comments :

  1. at habang nafufulfiil po yung desire to educate, nakakatulong ka din sa mga tinuturuan mo. ^_^ God bless po...enjoy the rest of the summer... :)))

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    1. Thanks and next time wala ng "po" ha feeling ko tuloy lola na ako :)

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  2. Hi Diane! Thanks for dropping by my blog and joining my giveaway! It's always nice to meet new blogger friends and a fellow freelance writer at that! :)

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  3. Curacha. Nagpapayaman. Heheheh

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    1. Hindi din :) Pangkabuhayan showcase lang, kelangan eh. If you just knew my story, "some clients left me in the tree of uncertainty" so kelangan bumawi

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  4. You really do have your hands full, and what you do is so very important. If more high schools focused on economics, I truly believe that our youth heading into college would have a better understanding of how the world really works. I will keep you in my prayers and you keep up the good work!!

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  5. Hi Diane! You're a busy gal and I'm sure you do a wonderful job! Thank you so much for popping in to see me and I'm so glad you like my new header.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  6. Hello there! I am a student right now taking up business, but I always wanted to be an educator. I am planning to have career like yours in the future -working full time as a corporate guy; inspiring the youth by teaching part time; and helping relatives with the favours they ask me (just as long as they don't leave me hanging!). It'll be full, but I'm pretty sure it's gonna be fulfilling. Good day :)

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  7. I admire your positive attitude towards economics! :D I only had one economics course in college and for some reason, I passed it without understanding much about it. Enjoy this new school year! :)

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  8. wow! u amuse me of your busyness. tama nga si AC ngpapayaman hehhehe..ok yaan, u dont need to exercise as your brain already make you stress, tama na yoon =)

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  9. You have a wonderful job that allows you to learn so very much..by teaching. I just know you are delving into all kinds of unfamiliar territory -things you would not attempt to learn unless you were called upon to teach. Congratulations on choosing this career.

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  10. Diane, you certainly have your hands full! The world would be a better place if more people were as committed and as hard working as you! Good for you hon!
    ♥ Kyna

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  11. You are so dedicated to your work and a very diligent person!
    That's so admirable and hopefully your students will emulate your work ethic!
    Good luck with your new assigments, but remember to take a break once in a while too :)
    Happy Friday!

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