Good health for a teacher, if?

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Every mother knows best for her child. A TEACHER…teachers are known as second mothers to children. Do the duties and responsibilities  also as a mother in the school, not only to teach the children…a teacher teaches her lesson. But a teacher does not teach without reading the books, magazines and others. It’s not easy to stand in front of the children not to know what to tackle in the lesson. Teacher emphasizes discipline every wrong doings of a child and correct it what is supposed to be corrected…Teacher teaches also  spiritually ( about God),,the health, the safety and others.

But a teacher prepares many things before she teach like preparing lesson plans for everyday lesson, prepares visual aids in order to understand furthermore the lesson.

Aside from that, the teacher also deals with the parent concerns about their children’s responsibilities and shared environment in the development of a child, teacher deals also with their co- teachers, the community, the National Government Organizations and Government Organizations.

It’s end of the school year again and teachers are required to undergo health check up ready for the next school year activities.

With this, we cannot avoid over fatigue in school, before reaching the house, the teacher is already tired and yet she still attend to the needs of her family. With all of this, sometimes teacher neglects her physical considerations where simple aches are being unattended too or given especial considerations, not until it’s too serious. With this, the department should see to it that some of the concerns of the teachers will be given also like for example, giving free general medical check- up every year to ensure the healthy conditions in performing the duties and responsibilities in school. Some of the sickness being suffered by women’s teachers are breast cancer, mayoma, cervical cancer and others, while men are prostate cancer, kidney infection, TB and others. This should be provided by the government especially to the teachers…Despite of the salary increase of teachers, a yearly medical check -up should be given considerations free to the teachers by not just check- up of urinalysis, stool and the CBC. Because a teacher cannot easily leave the students/ pupils for personal leave, even he/she is sick. A teachers’ service to her pupils and students is incomparable to any of the servant.

A true, honest and dedicated servant, a guiding and sacrificing mother of her students, a leader of the community, and an undying love to her own family and that is what we call a dedicated teacher. I am very proud and thankful because I am a TEACHER.

By Thessmary Garcia

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