“Any new endeavour is always tough in the beginning”.
I gave us just two weeks to plan this out and prepare for the launching. Ready or not, the website of the Pinoy Teachers Network went officially up in cyberspace on July 12, 2005. We took the challenge. We learned from our own experiences and then finding our own way out of the obstacles we encountered. For most of us, quitting or not trying isn’t an option.
It’s been a month, can you believe it? What happened during that span of time, aside from my being so busy and missing my blog hopping routine?
We have more than 50 members now, and still growing. Teachers from the University of the Philippines (Visayas), Mindanao State University, De la Salle University, Claret School of QC, Xavier School of Greenhills… are proving themselves worthy of the title “Teacher” by being leaders themselves in their own schools.
We also have members as far as Japan, Singapore, Texas, Arizona, California, Washington DC…who are Teacher Leaders themselves and are as persistent as we all are in disseminating the information about the Pinoy Teachers Network.
It was intimidating for us because nobody among us have ever done this before. To find the answer, we had to go outside the box. We learned to communicate via email and the Internet, and soon podcasts.
I thank the Core Group Members of the Pinoy Teachers Network who are the people behind the success of this pinoy teachers’ community around the globe.
PINOY TEACHERS NETWORK; WE ARE PROFESSIONAL FILIPINO EDUCATORS. WE ARE GOING TO INSPIRE, BE PROACTIVE, GIVE HOPE, AND GO THE EXTRA MILE.
By a proactive blogger: Maria Lourdes Cribe-Angala, blogging at www.teachersol.blogspot.com