Monday, August 10, 2009

The Day....Has Come...

Finally, the day for my group to ‘act’ as teachers has come. That was the day I was waiting for since 2 weeks ago. I thought our turn would be last week but maybe it was because of the time constraint that made us to postpone our simulated teaching. And thanks for that ‘postpone’. It gave us an opportunity to ‘refresh’ our lesson plan. Due to that, we were able to revise all over again and made some changes on it.

Compressing a whole-1-hour lesson into 20 minutes was really difficult. At first, I thought that we wouldn’t be able to do it. But thanks to my group members, Ayuni, Faustina and not forget Syamimi. With their helps and our teamwork, we have done quite a good job even though I was not presenting on that day. But one thing for sure is, that was my first experience in planning and teaching a science lesson. Never do it before. During my time in ‘maktab’, the only thing that I learned was the contents. Of course the lecturers have taught us about teaching approaches but we never had a chance to apply it. So in here, the contents ‘embedded’ in my brain finally ‘function’. I hope there will be much more work like this. It’s a good practice for me to become a teacher.

Monday, August 3, 2009

'Chid-T0-Be' Moment...

‘Let me, teacher. Let me answer”. This is what I’ve been doing during the previous science class when all of us were in ‘simulated teaching’ week. But sadly my group couldn’t have the opportunity to ‘perform’ on that day since there was not enough time. Pretending to be primary school pupils was really hard for me. As a grown up people, I couldn’t simply ‘change’ my mind set to be a child. Huhu. But it was fun involving into the environment where I watched my friends (other groups) to be ‘teachers’, teaching us science knowledge. As a requirement of this course, we have to show the technology application in our lesson (it’s very difficult to do). For me, the use of technology can be anything but En Fauzi wanted us to use CD-Rom while teaching. Great. It sounds interesting. But what actually does the CD-Rom mean? A ‘substitute’ teacher? If that so, there will no longer be a teacher in the future. Basically we have to use the devise as reinforcement to our teaching. I was thinking about the animation “Dora the Explorer’ at that time. Enjoy watching and at the same time learning. Could it be like that? Haha. I had no idea at all. But after ‘watching’ some of my friends’ presentation, my brain starts to grumble. A lot of ideas come in without stopping. But the one that still swinging around my head till this night is the word ‘interactive’. Yes. I want to make sure that my presentation next week to be interactive. Can’t wait of that day to come... :)