Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Once Upon a Team-teaching

May has been a busy month for me. Although I have only four classes I'm always hoping for more time.  I'm always cooking up something  😅 😆 Well, in all that  madness, two team-teaching  sessions were arranged with Farid and Syamsul. It wasn't perfect but we learned a lot!

The lesson with Sam was on writing. His warmer was excellent to the extent that he got carried away a little and took my time. On my part, I was struggling a little to get the SS to understand how to do the gallery walk but the main thing is we achieved the objectives we collaborated on. Alhamdullillah...

Farid (the handsome newbie hahah), also got carried away with the warmer which was supposed to be mine! He went on and on and I was like "O.k. he can take the whole lesson now" 😆 From the outset we faced  a technical glitch with the lappy and LCD that didn't want to synchronise so the lesson stretched to another 30 mins but team-teaching doesn't have to be perfect right the first time right? What's crucial is what important lessons we took from it. Here are mine:

  • it was a rejuvenating process for me (after teaching for 31 years) to collaborate with young teachers after having taught for 31 years
  • my regret for not doing this more often
  • Sam and Farid have a lot of potential. However it is about POTENTIAL MEETS PREPARATION EQUALS QUALITY LESSON. Time must be given to think out a lesson properly and it is our main task anyway as a teacher. We face a lot of distractions yes but there must be that quiet time where we sit and plan our quality lessons....for our students
  • the lesson planned need not be perfect because as teachers, we know that we need to make allowances for the unexpected in the classroom. A lesson plan is important of course but flexibility and resourcefulness on the part of the teacher to think on her feet to change a strategy/question phrasing/technique will help during these times. Alhamdulillah experience helps a lot

Thanks to Sam and Farid for having me in their classes (ke kena paksa ni 😉😉😉)
You guys rock!

Boy am I going to miss teaching 😭😭😭

Farid and I team-teaching Charge of the Light Brigade- for the memories

Sam an I teaching writing in Form 3- a great experience

Our collaborative report

Happy teaching!

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ramadhan Mubarak!

Here's wishing all of you Ramadhan Mubarak. 
Have a blessed Ramadhan!

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Saturday, 28 April 2018

MODULE -21st century Teaching and Learning SPM ENGLISH

Thank you for your inquiries about this book. You can get the latest edition from

Unfortunately, it isn't available in book stores. Thank you for the positive comments I've received thus far about the book. God bless 😍😍😍

Happy teaching!

Modul Pengajaran & Pembelajaran Abad Ke-21 English SPM (2018)

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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Forthcoming book - Writing to Score

In sha Allah...will be published by August this year. Here's a teaser: a guided writing book that incorporates 21st century learning ideas for use in the classroom. Writing is a very complex process so Fuziana (co-writer) and I are helping teachers to break down the writing process into manageable parts whilst at the same time integrating best practices from our teaching experience. The current title is 'Writing to Score' but who knows, in the process, things may change 😊May Allah accept our contribution to the ESL classroom. Ameen

Happy teaching peeps!

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