Reflections on the Poveda Tertiary Department
By: Maria Teresa F. Aguilar, M.A. RP
When we talk of new experiences, I can't help but find myself thinking of new beginnings. The Poveda Tertiary Department has been in existence for almost 10 years. In those years, what for me is always a new beginning is the difference that we make in the lives of each student who comes to us.
As one of the professors, the curious eyes of a Freshman, the smile of a Sophomore, the challenges of the Juniors and Seniors are milestones that I celebrate. They are opportunities through which we can teach, connect and take leaps. Besides what they learn in the classroom, it is what they share in their stories, daily experiences, aches and questions that make our teaching experience life-changing. These students can't comprehend how much they teach
For me, new beginnings happen when the teacher and the student make a difference to each other and create change.