Rizal as a teacher

Nedith Rachelle L. Rocillo
First teacher: Mother, Doña Teodora
Rizal as a Teacher.
He knew the value of good education.
During his travels abroad he observed the
educational system of modern nations.
He himself planned to establish a modern college in
Hong Kong for Filipino boys so that he could train
them in modern pedagogical concepts, which were
then unknown in the Philippines.
mainly used disparagingly of a
pedantic or dogmatic teacher.
overly concerned with minute
or formalisms, especially in teaching.
Rizal as a Teacher.
Exile to Dapitan – gave him the opportunity to put into
practice his educational ideas.
In 1893 he established a school which existed until the
end of his exile in July, 1896.
It began with 3 pupils.
The enrolment increased to 16 and later to 21.
In his letter to Blumentritt on March 13, he said that he
had 16 pupils in his school and that these pupils did not
pay any tuition.
Instead of charging them tuition fees, he made them
work in his garden, fields, and construction projects in
the community.
Rizal as a Teacher.
His students developed their aptitudes in Reading,
Spanish, English, Mathematics, Geometry and Physical
abilities through exercise, manual labor, and even
formal dancing.
He trained them how to collect specimens of plants and
animals, to love work, and to “behave like men”.
Classes were held from Monday to Saturday between
2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Rizal as a Teacher.
Rizal, the teacher, sat on a hammock.
Pupils sat on a long bamboo bench.
Rizal as a Teacher.
As in Ateneo, the best pupil was called “emperor” and
he sat at the head of the bench; the poorest pupil
occupied the end of the bench.
Rizal as a Teacher.
Outside the class hours, Rizal encouraged his
students to play games in order to strengthen their
bodies. They had
Rizal as a Teacher.
Rizal conducted his school at his
home in Talisay, near Dapitan,
where he had his farm and
hospital. His favorite rendezvous
with his boys was under a
talisay tree, after which the
place was named.
In honor of Talisay, he wrote a
poem entitled “Himno A
Rizal as a Teacher.
In four productive years, Rizal transformed the lives, attitudes, and
consciousness of the Dapitanons. His exemplary life was dictated by simple
pleasures – cultivating the land, enriching the minds of the young, encouraging
thrift and industry, developing artistry and ingenuity, and showing
compassion to communal health and welfare.
“..I do not aspire either for eternal fame or eternal renown; I do not
aspire to equal others whose conditions, faculties, and
circumstances could be and are in effect different from mine. My
sole wish is to do what is possible, what is in my hands, the most
necessary. I have glimpsed a little light and I believe that it is my
duty to teach it to my countrymen.” - Rizal