Monthly Archives: July 2010

New day!

This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for when tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever. In its place is something that you have left behind. Let it be something good.

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True Hero of this week!

I believe the children are our future

Teach them well and let them lead the way

Show them all the beauty they possess inside

Give them a sense of pride to make it easier

Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be

Everybody searching for a hero

People need someone to look up to

I never found anyone who fulfill my needs

A lonely place to be

So I learned to depend on me

The extracted verse above sung by Whitney Houston entitled, ‘Greatest Love of All’. Everybody is searching for a hero, and I found a hero this week. He fights better than IP MAN.He has got big muscles bigger than Transformer. He is actually a fireman.Fireman sounds like, ‘Man on fire’. So, he is a firefighter.  His job is to put out hazardous fires. Not only that! He helps kid to catch snake or rescues a cat from an apple tree. Let’s us call him, Hero for I have forgotten his name.

Hero came to school alone with his weapon-fire extinguisher. It was fire drill time happened in my school this week. He came to school by himself. No companions. Of all the fire drills that I had experienced, this one is the best! He gave talk, put up the booth; demonstrate how to put out fire alone. One man show! I salute him.  He shared us one truth story. There was a fire at the car service centre and causing a car damaged terribly. When came to post-mortem, he found out there was a fire extinguisher at the side, but not been utilized it to the max. “Don’t always call firefighter when there is a fire burning.” Said Hero.

My key point for this entry is ‘use common sense’. We are human, and not transformer. I was imposing some strict rules for the kids. No toilet while I am teaching! What if? Use common sense. If 10 kids really want to pee, then I have to just let them go. But I only have 1 permission go-out passport? Use common sense. It can be shared what.

Back to hero this week, he really deserved the name, Hero. If one of the IP MAN’s disciples were to ask him whether he can put out the fire burning in house alone (can you fight 10 transformer?). My answer is yes. If he were the only teacher in school, hero can really run the school by himself! Truly, he is the true hero of this week. ONE MAN SHOW.

Stand firm!

 

Today is my second day of teaching practice. What a wonderful day and everything is beautiful. Two quotations were waving at me today. First one I encountered it at the school library while reading newspaper to update myself about the secular world news that we live in today. The next one I saw it at the staffroom while I was waiting for my next class.

The first quotation came from a famous poet, William Shakespeare. It goes like this: 3 sentences for getting success written by William Shakespeare 1) know more than other 2) work more than other 3) expect less than other. The next quotation goes like this: Berjuta orang melihat buah epal jatuh tetapi Newton bertanya Mengapa? Jangan melihat sahaja, tetapi berfikir. Brilliant quotations.

The quotes coloured my day. Instantaneously, I used them during my set induction to teach the topic -time to whole bunch of small cute girls. Asking them berfikir and to think in 2 minutes and tell me why  is time vital? Can I live without time? The bell rang indicated that it took 30 minutes from me to only share the above quotations and asked them to think! Oh boy, I don’t really realize time flies and I don’t even move to my next stage of the lesson. Sigh, my lesson is to be continued tomorrow then.

Long babbling cut short, lesson planning might not turn out smooth sailing that I expected. To be frank, I am weak in doing lesson plan. Let it be, and take it easy. I will try to experiment various technique, approach, and method during these 3 months period to find the best possible transformation to impart my knowledge in the future. In reality, spontaneity and flexibility are 2 important elements in the classroom. Spontaneity? I am still struggling hard in this area so that I will stand still without hesitation and deliver my speech or whatever sharing someday without looking at the paper. I can do it with the help of God!