chapter  49
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Robles’ Dilemma

ByARMANDO TORRES

My career did not begin the fi rst day I stepped into the classroom. It began in an English class, or maybe the day of my graduation from high school, when my English teacher asked me a most sincere question: “They (the school) are going to let you speak in front of the whole graduation class?” Or maybe my career began when my Teacher Cadet teacher made it clear to me that according to the way I get along with people, I could make a good teacher. Perhaps my real passion for teaching became clear when I realized for myself the effect, both negative and positive that teachers can have on their students (a lot of my memories are negative, along with moments when I really wanted to learn and my teachers did not fulfi ll their responsibility in terms of the academic learning that should have taken place).