POVEDAN CORE VALUES
Your first and sacred duty is to put God in the
heart of your students. The ultimate indicator
of success in this endeavor is when you see that
God is manifested in the thoughts, desires, words
and deeds of your students.
In your academies, the teachers must love their
students in and for God and vice versa. Everyone
should love each other like sisters. When this
happens, your school will be transformed into
paradise. Remember, the first Christians were
identified because of their love for one another.
Cast your gaze up above and always aim high. Your
ideal should be to attain perfection in everything,
and this, with the intention of giving glory to
Allow others to be as they are; as for you, be
as God wants you to be. Offer to God the best
of yourself. Do the best you possibly can until
everything comes to completion. Your merit lies
in your good work, your good example, punctuality,
It is guaranteed that order will lead us to God.
You have to observe and maintain order in everything.
Following rules, keeping silence are means to
maintain order; when we acknowledge and appreciate
their fruits, we learn to love order.
See to it that your students give their best in
everything. However, this is not easy to accomplish
without giving them some form of recreation. In
Good measure, rest and relaxation produce certain
benefits. Prudence is to be observed in matters
of granting recreation and relaxation. Balance
is the key.
Joy makes time fly, study and discipline bearable,
life easy, persons lovable, virtue attractive.
In short, joy converts earth into heaven.
Without commitment, you will not make progress
in this endeavor. Your commitment to teaching
must be accompanied with sacrifice, perseverance
and fortitude generated by love. Give me a vocation
and I will give you back a school, a method and
Start by doing. In our days, everything is fixed
with many words and few actions; no wonder things
are badly fixed. Study the lives of great teachers,
those who sacrificed much for the good of others,
for education, culture and humanity. Having done
so, you will then be convinced of the value of
doing and of giving good examples.
10. Initiative/Responsible Freedom
Offer space where your teachers can freely express
their opinions on education, pedagogy and other
related matters. On the other hand, be prudent;
consult when in doubt and above all, pray for
purity of intention - that you may always be guided
by a fervent desire to give glory to God in all