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“Wait until you become” – lines of supervisors, principals, and master teachers

“Wait until you become”

“Wait until you become!” this line is 100% legit from your supervisors in service. This line if very popular in the education society.

If you are a new teacher, you don’t have the right to complain for something your supervisors assigned you to do. This is the protocol in the education set-up. Seniority is best practice for most schools in the country and this line is the tag line for all.

So, how does this line affects teachers? “Wait until you become” is a general tagline of the supervisors. This is the line they say to their junior teachers when their position status is shaky. Sometimes, a new capable and intelligent teacher walks-in with self-confidence. When intelligence gets to the highest point that a junior teacher forgot she is new, the tagline is for her.

New teachers must understand that in the field of education, hierarchy is present. It means that you have to make sure to put yourself always on the ground and respect your seniors. Yet, in some cases this may not be always good.

In some activities where a new teacher is more capable than the heads, the skills he/she has may be of great help. But as soon as she realizes that he/she is only a pawn used by her supervisors and not given credit, she speaks up. Then the supervisors will tell her, “Wait until you become like us”.

This is the dilemma in the education sector. The new and capable warm bodies don’t want to burden themselves trying to please the heads. Why bother helping when your actions are not recognized?

Hierarchy and power in the position is crystal clear in every part of the globe. When people feel their positions are at stake, they need to make actions and say “back off, I am your senior!” Then that proud side of yours will be gone forever and wait until you yourself become one of them. – Alec | Helpline PH

11 thoughts on ““Wait until you become” – lines of supervisors, principals, and master teachers”

  1. No some to this saying even if I am not in the position but my experience as former public school teacher ahhh whatever!!!!!.Saying of being boss!!!! I remember the saying failure of the subordinate is also failure of the leader. Another thing Which are we Teachers? THE BOSS says “You do this and do that ” or a LEADER who says “LET US ALL DO THIS AND DO THAT” . “I believe a TEACHER IS ALWAYS A LEADER.”

  2. And when you become like them, you still do and repeat what they do, it becomes a practice.Old habits die hard, it becomes culture.So sad..

  3. One thing important is respect.Whatever position you have,still the attitude on how u deal you member ,so member will give the same thing you did..to make the group happy.Dapat walang pataasan ng “YABANG” WE are all here to work n need unity ..Unless the teacher put u down,SIYA YONG Mayabang”thats the time to stop him/ her n let him / know where they belong..Some teacher kadi they r acting as Principal,Supervisors even they are not in the position.Realtalk.been observed.

    1. Ma. Clema D. Canlas

      Ha??.you being chosen by the principal to attend seminars eventhough you are only a teacher 1 means that your principal has seen your capanility, ability and skill to handle spmething for your carreer as a teacher
      Thiseans that she trusted you. You should be proud that she has chosen you to sttend a seminar from among all.your co teachers. The seminars you have attended will help you become a better teacher and eventually will help you for you promotion.

  4. Yes, this is TRUE. I remember I was just 1 month old in in Public (but has 3 yr exp in Private), then our Principal wants me to go somewhere far for 5 days for a seminar without even asking me if I’m available or what. I said this to my co-teacher, they just replied “ganun talaga, kailangan mong sundin”. So, they are telling me I must do whatever they say. And take note, I declined it and my principal told me “edi Teacher 1 kana hanggang sa pag retire mo”. Galing diba. Very disrespectful.

  5. I remember when the department chairman told me to throw the trash inside the bin. Then, when I came back to my table, there is a brochure of AVON and I need to give my order po. Power tripping.

    nangyari ito when I transferred from mountain school to the main school.

    Then, I promised myself not to be like them.

  6. There are advantages and disadvantages of seniority setup in education and other government agencies. So, the important thing is to humble down ourselves, and the time will come; we’ll be blessed and be lifted.

  7. It might mean also that if you are just a TEACHER I , your brilliant ideas will not be heard or given value because it can be an insult for them instead of empowering the teacher…May they are just insecure… hahahha… if this idea will go on, then let us not expect a brighter department… then why expect also a brighter learners…

  8. Position is not the mision or a passion in this field of profession however in this moving economy most yield did not know how to stand in the field they just pursue for living nor believing that they are the future who will stand after me may this serve as a lesson for us that we are here not to dress with stress but to impress this community where we are living educate them not only in the matter of promotion but the motion of caring them is the best lesson we should had

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