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教育者の家庭に生まれ育ち、自らも英語講師の道を選択したSab Gabriel（サブ ガブリエル）講師が自己紹介します。
By Sab Gabriel
I am a person inspired and guided by wisdom and aspiration of people I admire the most; I try to live by the words that they have uttered.
I came from a family of educators. My maternal grandfather was a former Dean of one of the prestigious schools in Manila and my other 2 aunts are also teachers. Thus, teaching runs in my blood.
“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet” by Aristotle was the first quotation I learned from one of my teachers in life; my late paternal grandfather. He saw the potentials in me that he kept me challenged to keep reading books. He even tested my understanding of the story by reversing the pages of the book then he required me to turn back the pages to the right order. His guidance nurtured my passion for education.
I have met many people from different walks of life and I learned from them. From those experiences, I have found my calling and the reason why I want to teach. I want to share with my students what I have learned.
As I continuously enjoy my journey in life, I believe that “The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things.”, a quotation by Jean Piaget. I so love learning and teaching, and I will not stop my desire to discover more new things.
“To teach is to learn twice”, yes, I do agree with the famous French moralist and essayist, Joseph Joubert.
Let me continue by sharing with you another favorite quotation, this time by Viri Chauhan, “The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.” This has inspired me to pursue my Masters in Marketing Communications. Challenged, I also took IELTS from British Council of the Philippines which I keep on renewing every 2 years.
As change is part of our lives, being content is not enough. I want my students to be adaptable and prepared to face the challenges of change as these are inevitable. Through our lesson encounters, I hope to be able to inspire my students. I want them to continue their pursuit of learning the English language.
Allow me to end by this aspiration and let me quote Brad Henry, “A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” Yes, I hope to be that; a good teacher!
Then I’ll see you soon!