I officially closed my knowledge blog yesterday. After switched to azahskaliskala dot com, I decided to blog together about my doodles and teaching carrier. After moved to morning session, I think I have lot more time for blogging, compared to afternoon session.
It has been nine months today I work at Andalas as teacher. Well, I never write officially about my experiences and thoughts while working here. It was quite personal to me because I wasn’t proud with my reputation last year. I tried so hard to adapt myself to new school’s environment. The school I currently work gave me a completely different view about teachings compared to my practicum and Interim experiences.
Remove class’s teaching experience:
Last year in June, I received job to teach Bahasa Melayu to Remove class. Anyone ever teach Remove class will understand me. Teaching Remove class wasn’t easy, compared to form one to form five classes, it never easy to make students from Remove class understand. They cannot understand Malay. How can I help them to achieve objective in learning? At one point, I rather return to university and learn about the exact ways to teach Remove class. I almost give up, every time I walked into Remove class, I failed to control my class and they didn’t understand me. It had killed me slowly because it wasn’t what I wanted in my teaching carrier. Additionally, twelve times a week of learning time in classroom make me moody and tired. I felt broken-hearted.
But because of my real intention to give the best, I tried my best to make sure my students success. Every day before teaching, I always prepared my teaching tools for them. I prepared activities, games, quiz, etc for them to enjoy while learning. And also, I used my doodles in teaching Bahasa Melayu. Alhamdulillah, I guess they had nice days with me. What I learned from my experience in teaching Remove class was patient and hard work to make students understand. Guess what, until today, my students from Remove class still greet me and give very cute smiles.
Alhamdulillah, this year new things happen on me. I have been given only a History subject and it was fine to me. It’s because no matter how hard it is, it was my option, I have learned real techniques about it in university. I feel bless because not all teacher gets chance to teach their own subject. Currently I teach Form three and Form four. Some teachers noticed my difference and curious about it. But that is nothing secret because I’m now happier because I was able to achieve objectives of teaching. What's even more gratifying for teacher, if they able to teach students for understand?
I also have full respected to my close counterpart who make very great job in handling students from Remove Class, without being hated by them.