Tuesday, 23 May 2017

PRACTICUM PHASE II AT SK JERONG, MARANG, TERENGGANU.

Assalamualaikum and hi to my blog readers (I hope someone will read this hahaha). This time I will share my experience about my second phase of practicum which is during 26th July until 7th September 2015 which is about 2 years ago. Hahahha.. It was already such a long time ago, but I hope my experience can help the juniors a.k.a future trainee teacher or someone in the field of education. J

During this practicum I was partnered with my inspiring and supportive friend which is Atin. She is very reliable (sometimes she can be annoying too hahhaha jk) and helpful and I had learnt sooo many things from her. Thank you so much Atin. She had spent 2 months staying at my home since my home is near to the school. This is the first time someone which is my friend who stayed at my home for such a long time. Thank you again Atin for being sooo patient and willing to accept my family for who we are. I’m soo thankful to have her. Since this blog post was not supposed to be an appreciation post for her, I should stop telling about her I guess… hahhaha… but again, she is such a good friend. Honestly, it took years for me to invite my friend stay at my home, but it only took seconds for me to make a decision that she can stay at my home for the whole practicum when we first decided to do practicum at SK Jerong. Her personality makes me never doubt that. Even my best friend never slept at my home, but she is just a friend (b4 we become close after the practicum) that I choose and I think that I never make a wrong choice.

Ok, back to my teaching experience, this time around I was assigned to teach Year 4 Bestari students. This is the first class of Year 4 which has 32 students. They were sweet at first, but as the time goes, I found that it was very hard for me to handle them. They were from mixed abilities and many types of learners. I found it hard to handle the boys especially when i did activities that need them to move around. I remember one time where I conduct a group activity that need an active involvement of all group members, but 2 of the boys refused to get involve and just sit at their seat ignoring me. I was mad at first, but I controlled my expression and let them be because I’m afraid that I will do thing that wasn’t supposed to do. As a result, they became inactive for the whole lesson. So, before I end my lesson I gave some moral values for the class and advise them to make sure all the group members be responsible in the group and not only the good one.

After that, I ask the two inactive students to help me carry my things to the teacher’s room. Before they went back to class, I ask them personally why they behave like that. One of the students said that he did not understand about the activity. He only understands when I teach him at first, but when he needs to complete the activity based on what they have learnt, he already forgot about it. At that time I felt so guilty for having bad thought about him during the lesson. Then I give him some advice and make he promised me he never behave like that again.

Then, there come the second boy. Based on the previous exam result that I got from their teacher, I found that he is one of the weakest students in the class. He is also someone who will not look at my eyes when he talked to me. At first I thought he was rude because he always play around during my class without respecting me. He is. But as I analysed his personality and his family background, he is someone that needs attention. When I talked personally to him, he was able to talk politely to me and he said that it was hard for him to understand what I taught. There comes again the sympathy and caring side of me. After that incident, during my class I always called out their name or use their name as the character during my teaching (not forgotten the other students too) to increase their confidence level and make them feel appreciated. Sometimes or should I say most of the times I found that it is really hard for me to go through this practicum and I don’t know why, but with the help of such a motivated supervisor, Madam Linda, I was able to survive till the end and was able to get an A for practicum this time too. Alhamdulillah.

Actually, 4 Bestari class’s teacher is my primary school teacher, Cg Rosmadi. He is still a handsome teacher that I’ve known before. Then, I’ve help him in handling 5 Bestari students for the class decorations and competitions for Merdeka Celebration. It was a very great experience that I can use if I was selected as the class teacher in the future. But I think one of my flaws during this practicum was when I only focused to 4 Bestari students all the time without getting close to other students. Hahaha… This things lead to jealousy from other student from different class which is not good. I think I should fix this in next practicum. However, who can be blamed since I’ve taught this class for everyday and again the class teacher is my former teacher. Huhuhuhu… L

One of the interesting stories during this practicum was when one of year 5 students, a boy, broke up with her girlfriend because of me. Hahahhahaha… Yes, primary school students nowadays are advanced, uolsss. This cute boy named Mohamad and people called him Mamat is soooo adorable. He once came to me and gave me a teddy bear key chain which I still kept till now. Oops! Don’t get me wrong. Hahahhaha… when I first saw him I was attracted to him and kept saying that he is cute and I never thought that it will become serious hahahha… Young kids are soo innocent. He is in Year 5 whereas his girlfriend is in Year 6. Her girlfriend came to me and said that they have broken up because of me. She said that in a happy tone actually. Hahahhahah… She said that Mamat like me more than her… hahhahahaha.. So cute of them.

As a conclusion, there were soo many things happened during this practicum. Not to mention the 6 additional subjects that Kirkby students had to take during this semester and all the subjects’ assignments need to be completed and submitted during this practicum plus the original subjects for this semester. Trust me, this semester was soo challenging and I am so proud of myself that I was able to survive till the end. Thank you Allah s.w.t.

As for advises, if I can go through all the challenges, why can’t you? Be confidence of yourself and never give up. There’s always a reason for you to be selected to be in this profession. Cherish all the moments you have and live your live to the fullest! Turn the bad things into good things, InsyaAllah, you’ll be happy. Amin. J

One more things, I think that one of the best ways to handle the misbehaviour student is by talking to them personally and make them feel appreciated and close to you. As being suggested by the 21st century characteristic of the teacher, one of them is that, a good teacher is a good counsellor. So, do practice that. J

By the way, the 4 Bestari student are already in Year 6 for this year and they will be taking an important examination (UPSR) soon. Do pray the best for them. Fyi, the 4 Bestari students still keep in touch with me until now and this shows how meaningful are them in my life. When I have free time, I do reply their text even though I was barely remember each of their names. But I will never forget that they were once my sweet students and I love them. J


Now, let’s enjoy the photos! J



First day on the way to the school wearing the same colored clothes. hehe


After school, singing session in the rain at the park. hehehhe


My clingy practicum mate as you can see


Acting session for the BM coursework. She's not the student, she's atin by the way. 


Typical selfie in the car with arabic version of Atingg


4 Bestari's students.


3 Bestari's students.


With one of the girl that insisted that her hometown is the same as me


With year 6 students during the school camp


Where's me?


Meet my new friend, Hafizul, practicum teacher from different school.



Year 6 students during that camp.


Syaraf and Fatma, practicum partners of hafizul. 


Our most favourite lepaks place during this practicum, 7e. 


Some props for the drama competition for the last pair teaching observation, 


4 Bestari students. 


During solat hajat. But we came after the solat hajat. hahahhaha... n here's a selfie of us


They said we look like a happy family


7e's boss, Tappa, my schoolmate. hehe


Cute keychain from Mamat. :)


Selfie time. 


Meet Cg Rosmadi, my former primary school teacher. 


Cg Rosmadi again



Done final observation.


Yeayyyyyy!!!!


4 Bestari students.


Last class of year 2. The most hard-to-handle-their-naughtiness students


4 Bestari students again. kekkekeke


Besides teaching English, our other specialties is in handling 'senamrobik'.


The decorations by my air tangan. hahhahahah


Brought Nilam to my school. 


Decorations for MBMMBI corner is in progress.


Buttons as memorable gift for 4 Bestari students,


Done the decorations!



my favorite people. :)


That's all for now. Thanks for spending your time here :)



Sunday, 8 January 2017

PRACTICUM PHASE I (PART II) AT SK WAKAF TAPAI, MARANG, TERENGGANU)

Assalamualaikum and hi to my blog readers. So, after such a long hiatus, here I am again to continue sharing my practicum story. Actually, now I had finished all my practicums and in the state of waiting for interview. Since I had sooo much free time, I choose to write here. Hehehe
I need to do a little throwback things to remember again what happened during my first practicum. Here I want to share with you that even though I got praise for my excellent teaching, I also had flaws.

As an English teacher, we are advised to use English with your students all the time during the English lesson. But what happened to me is, when I got the relief for Year 1 class, I use English too (stupid me) and they were all just staring blankly at me and say ‘kami x paham satu apa pon ticer’. I think this is one of the stupidest things that I had done during my first practicum. How can I expect Year 1 student can understand me plus me speaking at the fastest speed as always. Hahahahha…  Again I want to emphasis, I WAS IN MY FIRST PHASE OF PRACTICUM AND FIRST TIME ENTER THE SCHOOL FOR TEACHING. So, please forgive my stupidity, kids.

Here, I want to say that, being a teacher you should be able to adapt and adopt with the situation and be as creative as you can be. People might always say including me at first, ‘I AM NOT CREATIVE AT ALL’, ‘ I CANNOT DO THIS’, ‘I REALLY ENVY SOMEONE CREATIVE LIKE YOU’. But believe me guys, you can be one if you always willing to learn and learn and learn. These are what you can do:

1) Ask ideas and advises from you colleagues. For me, i only learn how to become a real teacher when I first entered IPG during the fourth semester. So, I was quite left behind compared to my other classmates. What I always do is, always ask for their advice. Lucky me to have such reliable classmates who’s willing to entertain me each time I have problem with teaching and others.

2) Share opinion with your practicum mate. Make sure you create a good relationship with your mates. Help each other.

3) Ask advises from you seniors who had gone for practicum. Ask for their experiences and advices. You can also refer to them when you have problem with the writing format and so on. Since I just came to IPG this semester, I did not know many seniors which I can look for. Or I can say, I knew no one. Haha.. pity me who don’t know how to socialize well. But lucky me to have practicum mates from other courses which is Pendidikan Agama Islam who’s willing to help me a lot with the Portfolio’s format and how to complete the record book. Alhamdulillah. Thank you so much Zulfaqar & Azri. Huhu…

4) Surf the internet on creative ideas. Language games and so on. When you got the relief class and don’t know what to do, you can play games with them. Trust me, young children really loves games. Even a simple game such as quiz on spelling, they will participate actively since they need to compete with friends. But to make sure that the game is meaningful, make sure you there are language elements or moral values in the game.

5) Join group in facebook/ telegram where teachers share collections of their creative work. There are facebook group such as, Teacher Collection, Koleksi Cikgu Anis and so one where all these creative teachers share their ideas and creative works that they had done at their class and school. They’re sooo inspiring.

6) Read, read and read. Find a great book, or exercise book that full of interesting activities. You can find all these books at the bookstores. 

7) Surf for beautiful pictures, cartoons from the internet and printed it out. There’s no more excuses ‘I HAD A BAD HANDWRITING’, ‘I REALLY DON’T KNOW HOW TO DRAW WELL’, ‘I ONLY KNOW HOW TO DRAW THE STICK MAN’ when we have so much technology in our hand.
Enough with these 7 tips to become a creative teacher first. I will list them again if I remember any one in my next post. So, overall my first practicum really taught me a lot about teaching, students, teachers and friends. Alhamdulillah, I managed to get an A for this practicum. 


Enjoy the photos!



During my first lesson, i taught them on 'Family Tree'. Later on, I draw the tree on the blackboard. Blackboard? Yes, this school still use the blackboard. hihi... 


My lovely litte muchkins of 5 Ibnu Khaldun. 


During the Pandu Puteri Meeting. We handle the activity which they must come out with their group cheers and presented it in front of the class. 


First of all, they must completed what the Pandu Puteri Teacher ask them to do. Some stuffs about clothes if i'm not mistaken. 


They're ready to present the cheers. yeayyyy hihi


I provided English Passport for each of the students of 5IK where they need to use during my lesson. 


Observed my friend's teaching to get an idea. hehe 


One of the lovely letters from my students. hihi, wanna know what's written inside??? shhhh!! secret! hihi


Three handsome superheroes of 5IK, Ikmal (yellow), Adam (Red) and Salihin (Green). 


After the choral speaking competition. We didn't win but selfie is a must.. kekekke


Post choral speaking photoshoot. kekek

  
Another one. 


And 1 more. kekekkekeke


Break during the Choral Speaking Practice. This practice was during the weekend. My lovely 5IK students. hihi 


During the practice at school in front of senior teachers. Teacher wabilah is soo nervous and it resulted in i keep on scolding them when they do mistakes.. hahaha... forgive this fierce lion teacher wabilah, my dear students.. huhu


My students is well behaved in the class. :)


Azim (red), Hayat (orange), Hafizuddin (blue). Hafizuddin is such a genius and cute and good student. He managed to get 6A's during UPSR 2016. Teacher is proud of you, dear!! 


During the choral speaking practice. 

  
Iman, one of the most talkative student.


The day of the choral speaking competition. Teacher was sooo nervous.. huhu


During the competition. The competition started with my students from SKWT. huhu.. being the first competitor, i can see they did their best! Love you my students! huhu 


My students of 5IK. After the competition, it's time to continue with the class... hihi 



WoW!! Milo van is coming to our school. As a teacher, i managed to get extra cup of Milo. kekekke


During the farewell party held by 5IK students. They sang the farewell song for us. huhu 


My last lesson with the students which i got good comments from the teacher and lecturer. I taught them on Sabah & Sarawak's food. Alhamdulillah everything went well. huhu


I want to give my deepest gratitude to:
~ Sekolah Kebangsaan Wakaf Tapai, Marang, Terengganu. 
~My mentor, Teacher Azhieeda
~My supervisor lecturer, Madam Noorliza. Thank you soo much for your supportive comments and it really motivates me sooo much to do well. Thank you sooo much.
~ My practicum mates for being able to deal with me for this 1 months. 
~My lovely students of 5 Ibnu Khaldun, 2016. Teacher loves you soooo much. :)



That's all for now. Thanks for reading.:) 
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