Welcome to Teaching Profession!
The Four Beliefs of an Effective Teacher:
• It is the teacher who makes the difference in the classroom.
• By far the most important factor in school learning is the
ability of the teacher.
• There is an extensive body of knowledge about teaching that
must be known by the teacher.
• The teacher must be a decision maker able to translate the
body of knowledge about teaching into increased student
Teaching can be regarded in 3 ways:
Teaching as a profession.
Teaching as a mission.
Teaching as a vocation.
Teaching as a profession!
“Teaching is a noble profession.”
When we say profession it refers to ‘work’, ‘job’, ‘career’,
If you consider teaching as a profession then:
You must be willing to go through a long period of preparation.
You must be willing to go through continuing education.
(continuous development of potentials)
You have to strive for excellence.
You commit yourself to moral, ethical, and religious values and
dedicate yourself to service.
Teaching as a mission!
If teaching is your mission then it means:
It is a “task” entrusted to you in this world.
It is your assigned task, thus, you have to prepare for it.
It calls for a continuing professional education.
Teaching as a vocation!
If teaching is your vocation then it means:
You said YES to your call to teach!
You commit yourself in the total transformation of
You consider teaching as a lifetime commitment
thus aim through the years towards quality
“Teaching may not guarantee financial
security but love of teaching has served
as a motivating factor to many teachers
through the years”. Teaching has
remained inspiring & fulfilling.
Acero, Victorina et al (2007). Principles of Teaching I.
Philippines: Rex Book Store.
Bilbao, Purita et al (2006). The Teaching Profession.
Philippines: Lorimar Publishing Co., Inc.