The most common role a teacher plays in the classroom is to teach knowledge to children. But aside from that, they are also the one responsible to set the tone of their classrooms, build a warm environment, mentor and nurture students and become role models.
But aside from that, teachers also play the role of second parents to the students, honing their talents, abilities, and knowledge.
According to many teachers, being a teacher is far more than a job or a duty because it’s a profession that begins with the heart. This profession seems to be a call embedded to those people who are patient and strives to feed knowledge to their students.
Just like this amazing 91-year old teacher from Albasan Numancia, Aklan. Teacher Gonzalo Tosco Maravilla, was born on January 10, 1928. He is a Mathematics and Physics teacher at Madyaas Institute at Barangay Poblacion, Numancia since 1950.
His late father is one of the founding fathers of Madyaas Institute, where he currently teaches.
Based on a report, the 91-year-old teacher is still capable to perform his profession and he can still speak clearly and has sharp hearing. He also loves to fix electronics appliances at home.
Being the oldest teacher at Madyaas Institute, it’s no surprise that the current officers of the school are his former students.
The proud teacher also claims that he is very happy that most of his former students are now professionals.
On the other hand, his former students can’t help but share their undying love for their former teacher who is according to them is a good teacher, that’s why many students enjoyed their class with him.
Considering his old age, many netizens were amazed to see Teacher Gonzalo’s devotion to teaching. He also proves that teaching is indeed a very noble profession.
When it comes to his health, the old teacher revealed that eating proper food like vegetables is one of the recipes for long life. He also mentioned that he was able to maintain a healthy lifestyle by avoiding bad habit of drinking alcohol and cigars.
The old man also added that walking from his place in Barangay Albasan to Barangay Poblacion, where he works has become his daily exercise.