Reflections on the Poveda Tertiary Department
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.