𝘉𝘺 𝘑𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘺𝘯 𝘓. 𝘕𝘰𝘨𝘶𝘦𝘳𝘢
𝘚𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘢𝘰 𝘊𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘗𝘪𝘭𝘰𝘵 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭
𝘚𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘢𝘰 𝘊𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘋𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯
“ᴡʜᴇɴ ᴛʜᴇ ɢᴏɪɴɢ ɢᴇᴛꜱ ᴛᴏᴜɢʜ, ᴛʜᴇ ᴛᴏᴜɢʜ ɢᴇᴛ ɢᴏɪɴɢ.”
The pandemic hit us all unprepared. As a teacher, I had questions about how to keep going with my job, given the odds stacked against us while everything seemed difficult.
I could not afford to be discouraged by all the negativity around me. I had to step up despite the circumstances. I had to cling to a positive force, even if at times I felt small and insignificant.
During this pandemic, I trusted DepEd more than ever. I trusted that the agency would take care of me so I could take care of my learners. I followed all the mandates: from making plans to crafting activity sheets, from training to meetings, even if sometimes I could not make sense of what I was doing and even doubted the effectiveness of my output. Still, I obeyed with a submissive heart and a willing mind, believing God would do the rest.
The Learning Delivery Modality 2 (LDM2) course provided the impetus for me to work hard and be creative for my learners and the community where I belong. It captured the essence of my work as a teacher catering to the diverse educational needs of learners with the help of the community. More importantly, the pandemic pushed me to work closely with my colleagues and superiors in delivering quality education to my learners. This LDM2, as a product of effective collaboration, is truly a work of art full of heart.
With this, LDM2 gives me so much hope and promise. As a teacher, I acknowledge my shortcomings. But one thing remains constant for me. That is, the desire to improve. I always hope that things will get better. Someday, the virus will go away. In due time, education will go back to normal, and I will see my pupils again, crowding around me with their annoying and never-ending noise that I now miss terribly. Missing them toughens my resolve to be a teacher. Hence, despite the pandemic, I must keep going.
𝐸𝑑𝑖𝑡𝑜𝑟’𝑠 𝑁𝑜𝑡𝑒: 𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑝𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑣𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑠 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑠, 𝑛𝑜𝑛-𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑙, 𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑠, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑘𝑒ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑠ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑠, 𝑛𝑒𝑤𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑙𝑒𝑠, 𝑝𝑜𝑒𝑚𝑠, 𝑜𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑤𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑒-𝑢𝑝𝑠 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑝𝑢𝑏𝑙𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑝𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑜𝑓𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝑤𝑒𝑏𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑠. 𝐶𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑏𝑢𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑠 𝑚𝑎𝑦 𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑙𝑒𝑠 𝑣𝑖𝑎 𝑃𝑀 ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒.