Can’t believe it

26 05 2009

Tomorrow is the Junior-Senior Banquet, and the finals are just around the corner, followed soon by everything else. Graduation will be on June 6. Unbelieveable how fast this semester has passed, and with it, the end of my first year of teaching at this school.

I had some students give presentations on the projects they took on to make a difference in the lives of those they live around this morning, and after I finished asking my questions, one of my students asked me about what I’ve learned this year. I’ve been thinking about his question ever since.

What have I learned in the past year?

I know what it means to be a youth leader; I’ve worked hard at it. I know what it means to be a teacher, and a friend, and this year I’ve finally learned that the two don’t have to be mutually-exclusive. Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish between the two, but the relationships built are worth the confusion.

Jesus was about relationships, and this is what I remind myself whenever there’s a moment I don’t feel like having students in my classroom during study halls or lunch times. Because time and interaction is much more important than bureaucracy.

A picture I love taken of me and a couple of students after their hard work on a fashion show for the school:

Peace and Anthony

And a more recent picture of some girls hanging out in my classroom, teasing me about my poor lunchbox:

Florence and Diana

These are some reasons for why I love my job.

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