Teachers are very important especially nowadays when the Internet can provide the wrong information and easily mislead us to different notions and ideas. They are like our second mothers and fathers that we spend a lot of time with them in school. They are the ones who teach us some parents cannot teach in terms of the academic aspect and awkward topics such as sex. They are the ones who also help us mold our future in terms of getting a good college. Teachers are very hardworking and go the extra mile in dealing with students who have a difficulty. As the day of teachers fall on October, this month is indeed a very special one for them.
Back in high school, the teacher and student relationship is much closer compared to college. It is because our campus is smaller than UP Diliman and our clubs and organizations required a teacher moderator unlike in college. Most of the teachers are very approachable and very friendly in a way that they really spend time to talk with their students during their breaktime. Whenever we had our club meetings, a teacher would also be there to supervise on what is going on and make sure that jobs are really done. Some of the teachers would actually even give birthday presents whenever it was our birthday, but in college, in a way it is different.
In college, teachers are not very visible that much since they have a separate building and the UP Diliman campus is very huge for teacher and students to meet every so often. Because of their age, some of the professors are very moody and easily get irritated. Some of them can opt to be late in class or even be absent when they do not feel like going to school. There are also some similarities in a way that some college teachers still use the style of high school teaching and treats their student very nicely and childlike. Some professors also give presents or token to the people who have scored high in the test results. I am very thankful that all of my professors this semester is very kind and caring to me. I did not experience any “terror” professors that could bring my down my grade. They are like my high school teachers because some of my professors still treat us like high school students, and I feel that they are more approachable than the other professors.
Overall, I am thankful for my teachers in general. I am thankful for my high school teachers that they have mold me into a person who thinks critical and a person who has good studying habits. I am thankful for the knowledge that they have impart on me for me to pass UP Diliman. To my current teachers, I am thankful to have been your student as my first semester and that you have made my stay here very welcoming. To my future professors, I hope that you will be good and kind in giving grades and that they will be very friendly and approachable. Thank you to my teachers and professors.