BATU, Indonesia. Photo by Jes Aznar

Monday, April 20, 2009

teachers' class

I am sitting in the middle of class, surrounded by teachers of all ages, schools and subjects. I am intimidated from head to foot. Suddenly, I am in a world so different from mine, treading a totally unfamiliar territory. Throw me into a room filled with newsmen and I'd feel right at home.

But here I am -- one of only two students who are not teachers in this class of rougly 30 educators.

Armed with nothing but guts, I am taking three education subjects this summer as electives to complete my MA. More than a week into my summer classes, I find myself enjoying the elective. Wow. I have never seen such a passionate bunch of people. I am honored to be in the same class with them.

I don't know if I'll ever teach again in the future but I'd love to. I enjoyed it the first time. With the proper training, I know I can do better. I hope so.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed.