This certain teacher does his/her job but she didn’t even scratch the surface. He/she did her job in a low quality level. A good teacher could explain the subject well – he/she could explain the subject matter well using just the right words. However, teaching is not merely a form of explaining a certain topic to the student. A superior teacher can demonstrate her lessons. This time, cognitive domain and psychomotor domain come together. However, an important domain is still missing. It is because only a great teacher could inspire and touch the hearts and minds of her students. This kind of teacher is rare and scarce nowadays. He/she usually does the ‘extra mile’, touching the hearts and minds of her students. Making his/her student instead of breaking them, lighting up their zeal and enthusiasm to learn and explore life. This kind of teacher utilizes the three domains of learning – cognitive domain, affective domain, and psychomotor domain. This kind of teacher could make an impact – a real difference in the lives of his/her students.
As I embrace the fact that I am a beginning teacher, I understand that teaching in general is not a mere profession but rather, it is a vocation – a lifelong calling. A great teacher is a gem that is rare to find in this materialistic and sophisticated generation. As I reflect deeper into this vocation that I just embraced, I can’t help but to ask myself, “What is my spiritual dimension as a beginning teacher?”
To start with, let me first contextualize the meaning of ‘spiritual dimension’. Analyzing it structurally, ‘spirituality’ means relating to, consisting of, or affecting the spirit. It is something intangible. ...Show more