Thursday, June 14, 2007

Through time...

Goodbye...
This is a common word, frequently used in common situations.
Nevertheless, I felt a little sad.
I said goodbye to the girls and boys I tutored at school for two years.
These have been great times. I taught them more than I was supposed to by the syllabus. I taught them a little about life, about relationships and above all about friendship.
Teaching youngsters is more than asking them to memorise verbs and its leading forms, its more than writing vocabulary lists and to try to make them speak in a foreign language. Teaching is also about values and attitudes, its about citizenship as well as ideals.
Many days I got angry and upset. Most days they made me laugh.
Thank you for so many funny-learning moments.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you teacher for good moments that we had...
I think that you are more that teacher, for us you are a good friend...
KISSES
Márcia 11ºD

1:59 pm  
Anonymous Patrícia 11ºD said...

Dear teacher,

There are so many things to say, and at the same time, words fail me...

It's difficult to look back.. It seems that it is a film inside of my head.. A beautiful one, but that make me sad at the same time...
Today, I remember the first day that I meet you, the affection that you transmited us since always. Our complicity was growing up every day, every lesson that all of us spent together...
So many times teacher... so many times that we all were only "One"...
Teacher, do you remember so many times that we laugh together? Yes, you remember, I remember... We spent some(few) less good moments, but most of them were wonderful, and these exceed everything. It stays forever..
In name of our class ;),I seize the opportunity to say sorry because something wrong that we had done..I say thank you for all, all nice words that you told us in right moments, all gestures, all your support, all your availability, all your strength...
Sincerely, many times I wanted to say all of it, but I think that it's the right moment, now, that I'm not more your student unfortunately, you aren't more my teacher.. In this way, you can see that all of it is pure, is really what I feel. And it makes me more relaxed.
You're a fantastic teacher, but mainly a wonderful person, a wonderful friend..
Now, I can tell you freely from the bottom of my heart: you marked me a lot. I'll never forget you. You'll be always that special teacher ;)
By the way, you're much more than a teacher.
Never change teacher! Your future students will be lucky students, like we were... Can I tell you a little secret lowly? I will miss you. I love you so much, you marked my life.

I'll be here forever...

(I'll write always here as before, teacher never clear this "our blog")

A big hug from the bottom of my heart...

you'll be always here in my heart...

10:13 pm  
Blogger Cátia said...

Querida Ofelia,

Durante os meus 18 anos de estudo, de escola, passei muitas vezes por situações como a que estás a passar agora também, mas do lado oposto. Sabes que nós enquanto crianças, adolescentes ou jovens, vemos os professores como 1 exemplo, e muitas vezes como um amigo que nos compreende e nos dá atenção quando não a recebemos de outras fontes. Tenho até uma professora minha que guardo no coração há 13 anos... Professora que o foi e que passou a amiga... e que o é até hoje. Por isso nunca lhe quis dizer "Goodbye", mas "Até sempre!".

Estou certa que na tua vida de ensino muitos jovens já marcaram o coração... e estes fizeram-no certamente! Sei que este 11ºD é especial, e para além disso foram dois anos que lhes dedicaste toda a atenção e preocupação... Agora eles vão seguir a sua vida, vão continuar a caminhar mas tenho a certeza que levam-te no coração. O amor que aqui (e não só aqui) transparece é impossível não o levarem...

Posso dar-te uma sugestão? Se a amizade e o amor ficaram, acompanha-os no caminho... Durante estes 2 anos de mudança (secundário) sentiram-se bem e protegidos porque tinham uma DT que era também uma amiga. O próximo ano será bastante complicado também e seria bom sentirem essa amiga por perto! Peço desculpa pela ousadia da sugestão, afinal tem tanta experiência de ensino, mas este post mostra um sentimento verdadeiro.

É muito bom conhecer uma pessoa com um coração lindo como o teu. Mostra-o sempre!

Beijinhos grandes

2:40 am  
Blogger Cátia said...

Ofelia,

Hoje lançaram-me um desafio: falar e recomendar alguns livros... Os livros são a minha paixão e foi a resposta a esse desafio que postei hoje no ticho. Mas quem poderá melhor recomendar alguns bons livros que uma professora de portugues/inglês?! Passo aqui porque lancei-te o desafio. Numa altura que sê lê tão pouco é bom ter novas ideias e recomendações de livros que cativem... E estou certa que tem aí varios na "cartola".

Espero que não te importes que te trate por tu, apesar de ter dificuldade em fazê-lo na "vida real", foi uma regra que adoptei na blogosfera.

Beijinhos grandes

12:16 am  
Blogger Patrícia said...

Thank you for all ;)
Cross your fingers for us ;)

See you tomorrow
Love

8:49 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you teacher. I think that to teach isn’t only making to memorise things, to acquire new vocabulary… With students and teachers create, sometimes, a relationship of friendship and complicity. In these cases, the learning becomes more stimulating and enrichment and, in this moment, the separation is difficult.
You were a fantastic teacher, but is also a wonderful person and friend.
Tank you teacher for all moments, ours attitudes, ours words, our attention…
Good luck for the future, because you deserve. ;)

6:31 pm  
Anonymous Genoveva 11ºD said...

It’s very difficult say goodbye but sometimes we have to say this bad word.
During this past two years, I learned many things like reported speech, passive voice, if-clauses and so many grammar and vocabulary aspects of English.
But, I think that we students, learned more than English. We learned to be these good students that everybody say that we are. All the lessons we became better people because you know how to solve all the problems that appear in our class and how to incentive us to not given up when they find a difficult. I have to say thank you for everything that you had done for me and for my class, and of course your advices that are always necessary.
I will remember you forever and of course our lessons.
I hope that you continue to be this good teacher and I wait that you never forget me and my friends of 11ºD.
Kisses!

7:28 pm  
Anonymous Carla 11ºD said...

Hello teacher!

The best learning is of the own life because, it is always to teach us.
In the journey of the life we know fantastic people, with who we spend pleasant moments.
The teacher is a wonderful person, that I had the opportunity of know. During these two school years, you weren’t only teacher. You also were a friend, always ready to help, to hear, to advise and showed worry about ours interests. With you we could celebrate successes and pass moments of discouragement, because, you made us to believe more in ourselves and transmitted us words of comfort and courage to go in front.
The teacher is one of the responsible for our evolution, our growth, our victory…
In this moment, arise some sadness because, unfortunately, you aren't more our teacher. However, the remember of all good momments that we passed together and the possibility to continue to see us, to laugh togheter, encorage us. The word “goodbye” isn’t the end. In the blog, in the school, in the street… we will continue to meet us and the link of the friendship won’t be broken.
We win a good and a great friend, that will make forever part of the memory of happy hours of our life.
Thank you teacher for these moments…

Kisses…

11:49 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In these years, our class was direct by a good teacher and person. You are an example of teacher, but you also a friend, that we will keep with affection and longing (nostalgia) in ours hearts.

3:48 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Aqueles que passam por nós, não vão sós, não nos deixam sós.
Deixam um pouco de si, levam um pouco de nós.”

4:14 pm  

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