This support group of Filipino Teachers wasn’t meant to be easy. Pinoy Teachers Network is going to evolve over time, it is a creative process. We are bound to fail but together as Pinoy Teachers we will rise again as one network. We hope to have our own identity as Filipino Teachers, not just an organization working under the umbrella of another organization. We hope that our organization will gain prestige, recognition and respect as other professional organizations do. And to be able to achieve that goal we have to protect ourselves and our identity as Filipino Teachers. We need to step back and reflect on where this support network is going. We’ll be here to support you, because that’s what we are supposed to be: a support system of Filipino Teachers collaborating with other organizations with their EDUCATION RELATED activities and responding to the issue of “brain drain” back home. After all, the Philippine Education is what made us world class teachers, don’t you think it’s payback time? Let’s rethink over and over our goals being a Filipino Teacher.
I’ve always believed that the Filipino Teachers has something more to achieve and share than being workers in the classroom. Professional development, personal development, and giving back to our country (not just serving the Fil Am community), we can be experts in these fields.
Being in the Pinoy Teachers Network is life changing, and it will automatically challenge you to become Filipino Teacher Leaders, who do not only make a difference to our country but to the world. Let us make every experience with the Pinoy Teachers Network a positive experience.
Let’s continue to meet on common ground. Working together we can solve problems. Our differences are our strengths. We can always find an advocate of what we do in others, so we don’t have to start from the very beginning.
COLLEAGUES CAN BECOME BEST FRIENDS.KAYANG KAYA BASTA SAMA SAMA.
(P.S. It will be a tradition that this piece be repeated during our anniversary every year, in every chapter. Written wholeheartedly it tells about the true spirit of the Filipino teachers and what our support network is all about. - MARISOL CRIBE ANGALA, PTN Director, Washington DC)
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www.epalsproject.blog-city.com (click here)
PTN E-PALS Project = n. electronic collaboration through a shared writing space (blog) for students and teachers around the world initiated by the Pinoy Teachers Network.