Wednesday, 4 May 2016

What happened to Lulu in 5 As Syafie today

Date: 4th May 2016
Double period

In view of the coming mid-year exam next week, I decided to carry out some beyond the text activities based on the poem "What has happened to Lulu?" My students surprised me with their response particularly the telephone conversation between Lulu and her mother! The following is the rough lesson plan:


     (5 mins)
1.    Write one word to describe Lulu.
Post-it notes
2.    Sequencing the poem
     (10 mins)
2.    Sequencing the poem
Strips and envelopes
3.    Role-play
     (50 mins)
3.    A telephone conversation between Lulu and her mother
4.    Game
     (10 mins)
4.   Wheel of Fortune
Post it notes
Score keeper

For the role-play, provide the following situation:


Three weeks have passed and nothing has been heard of Lulu. 
Infact, she has found somewhere to live, made new friends and 
found a job. She decides it is time to phone home. Why? She 
doesn't intend to return yet. How will she feel as she dials?
 What is her mother 
doing when she calls? What is her reaction?

The students were given about 30 mins to prepare the telephone conversation. I need to compress the files first before uploading...perhaps in another post :)

Here's the link to the powerpoint I used.
Happy teaching!

One group was able to rearrange the strips correctly based on the poem...quite challenging!

Mind the dirty board! It could not be erased due to permanent ink...

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Friday, 15 April 2016

Resources for Poem: What has happened to Lulu?

Here are some links I found on the Form 5 poem "What has happened to Lulu?"

Happy teaching!!

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Saturday, 9 April 2016

21st Century Learning tools

Finally got time to do these an effort to keep up with 21st century learning. After this will be the laminating process and into the classroom in sha Allah! 

You can click here for the files. 

Happy teaching!

Thanks Jenny Ho for sharing this :)

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Professional Learning Community (PLC)

Congrats to the 10 panels that successfully carried out Lesson Study and Teacher Sharings in Cycle 1! In Cycle 1 (Jan- March) the teachers really scored big because a total of 10 panels completed their Lesson Study. Besides LS, some panels also managed to do Video Critique and Teacher Sharings. Although there is still some fine-tuning that needs to be done with LS, the fact that the teachers had managed to carry it out is an achievement in itself.

Well-done teachers! Look out for PLC 4 where we have a mass session in which panels can share their experience in carrying out LS.  Sasem awesome!

I've been busy school and I'm happy to do what I'm supposed to be doing for my students and teachers :)

Happy teaching!

Additional Maths






Teacher sharing: using the SMARTBOARD by elective subjects

Pendidikan Agama Islam

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Visit by Sakura (SM Sains Kucing Utara)

I just have to blog today after such a long break! First up, SAKURA visited us last week, precisely on the 6th April. SAKURA is as 'young' as my school but their achievements are truly inspiring. At such a tender age, the school has already shot up to no.8 in the SBP rankings. It is we who should be bench marking them and learning from them! Anyway, I was tasked to share our PLC programme and I hope I didn't disappoint anyone :) Thank you for visiting us and we hope to emulate you!

One for the album!

Yours truly, my principal on my right and on far right Dr Norisah, principal of SAKURA

The briefing...

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Saturday, 27 February 2016

11-week English Language Programme in Brunei and Hawaii

Here's a professional development programme just for you! Do apply peeps. Closing date is in April.

Happy teaching!

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PLC and Lesson Study

Radhika took the students for a tour
for the set induction..a novel idea!
Alhamdulillah, we had two observations and lesson studies last thursday. The first was conducted by Radhika in 1 Majah and the second was Nash's class in 3 Sina. Both of them did a wonderful job and everyone in the panel gave their support. My utmost thanks to Nash for agreeing at the last minute to have observation and lesson study at the same time. He must have been under a lot of pressure but in all honesty, he was God-sent!

This young teacher has a lot of potential and is serious about his work. I've been waiting for a long, long time for such a teacher. It was just heart-warming. English is not dead after all!!! Granted, many prepare extra hard for an observation class but that's absolutely fine. Do what you have to do to get a good mark and Nash did just that. He executed the lesson so well especially his set induction and a creative way of making students come forward to participate. The only part that could have been improved was by not having too many activities after the paragraphs were written and displayed. The error-correction part could be another single period I felt, but all in all it was a well-thought out lesson. During our post-visit discussion, everyone had something positive to say about both lessons. Focusing on the plus points was a good way to start.

The picture on 'gotong-royong'
 that Nash used in his lesson :)

As a senior teacher, the lesson reminded me of myself preparing for an observation (I'm still observed twice a year) It also reminded me of the many classes I had to observe in my teaching career and there are indeed many stories to that I remember vividly was that of a not-so-young teacher who coolly sat down while observation was taking place in her class. I blamed myself for the lack of respect she showed to me. Perhaps she had wanted an administrator to do the observation not an excellent teacher.

I  wish this young teacher the very best in his career. More often than not I encounter those who fizzle out after being posted to school- young grads who are roaring to go so to speak but somehow end up 'stunted' or 'lost' by external factors? I pray that he keeps his focus in teaching and not be swayed by co curricular responsibilities (seen too many) and other non-teaching responsibilities for the simple fact that we need good teachers in school for our children. We owe it to them!

Enjoy the picts.
Kudos to the both teachers and the English panel!

Happy teaching!

Nash' class - writing a speech

Radhika in action- the simple present tense

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