Friday, October 7, 2011

A priceless word of grattitude is enough

After almost a week, your negligent blogger is back! Sorry for not updating, the week has just been so busy with these at work

that extends at home

I love teaching, but.. fine, hands up! I admit  to have a love hate relationship with this job. As much as I love the prestige and honor of the job, I hate the accompanying tasks it bring. I don't really enjoy checking papers, encoding scores, submitting grades and all those tedious paper works.

My students are done with my examinations and I am in the process of reviewing and encoding their grades. In the middle of the busy work week, I learned from Twitter that last Wednesday was World's Teachers Day.  If such was the case then we should have been treated for a break from work ;-) But we got a deadline to beat, we need to complete the grades and post them online. Definitely no time to relax and pamper ourselves.

It has been my practice to post in my other blog the examination scores of my students. Together with their student numbers, I post their final examination scores so that they gauge their class standing. I am also an avid supporter of effort recognition so that blog serves as a means to acknowledge my hardworking students.

Before I left for work last Wednesday I received this email

I would have been the happiest if the "haha" did not become a part of the email ;-)
Whether that words of gratitude were meant or meant as a joke, it made me happy. And my reply to her email, "Thank God this semester was over. hahahaha" Just kidding ;-)


  1. Yes - I know what you mean about all of this. The word(s) of gratitude can make all the difference! AND ... it doesn't matter how much you love something - when you're doing it all the time, it can be exhausting!

  2. I'm happy that the semester is over and you can now have some rest. Oh! and I do thank you for being in my life. Who would say I'd consider a friend someone who is so far away. Thanks Blogger for that. Have an awesome week!

  3. Great reply Diane. Hopefully you can get some much needed R&R now.
    Thanks so much for visiting with me and my buttons today. Your comment put a huge smile on my face and really made me laugh!

  4. Diane,
    I am so sure that you are a wonderful teacher. What a blessing you must be in the lifes of your students. I don't envy all of your hard work. I know that you will be blessed for it. Sometimes I hate doing things. But it feels so rewarding when it's finally finished. Put your feet up girl and enjoy doing whatever it is you love to do best. You deserve it! So glad that we get to share a bit of each other's culture!

  5. Your student is so sweet! She must have really liked you to take the effort to send the email. Good work! :)

  6. LOL!! Maybe she's just THAT happy! :D

  7. :) Hi love!

    i am glad my post help
    cant wait to see your button
    so we can swap

    fly with me ♥


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