Sunday, 29 April 2012

Keep writing! 4 Bukhari and 4 Syafie Journals

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the journal entries from 4 Bukhari and 4 Syafie.  As a matter of fact, some of the boys (Azam, Ikhwan, Daniel) and the girls (Izzati, Farzana and many more) really surprised me at what they are capable of doing. Through the journals I get to know my students better and therefore able to develop rapport with them although convincing others to believe in journal-writing may not be an easy task. Over the years, I've been promoting the many benefits of journal-writing to many teachers but sadly, not many believe in the power of journals. Granted, we have many constraints but this is entirely the learners doing all the work so it must be good.  All  teachers need to do is check them once in a while and reward them. I wish my teachers had asked me to keep a journal in my school days. I would have shared a lot of things- my feelings, reflections, frustrations, ideas etc. The best thing about journal-writing is my students are continuously using English even outside the classroom! Keep up the good work :)










The Thinking Teacher



6 comments:

  1. mata pena lebih tajam dari mata pedang,

    or something like that... I love the idea of journals, i love reading them, i love how my students reached out to me asking for help through the journals... the effects of it is too overwhelming that i is almost sinful that other teachers don't use it... hehe (just my opinion)

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  2. yeah..the pen is mightier than the sword :) you are one in a million melancholy fool hehe but am not too sure about 'sinful' though :)

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  3. I once asked my students to do journal writing but was criticised by my colleagues.

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    1. hi sintaicharles,
      hope you're good. it's only those who don't understand the benefits who will criticise a good method :) don't be disheartened.

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  4. assalamualaikum,hai sis..I just found your blog yesterday while searching notes for my students..what a lovely thought from u..I love reading your entries..Im impressed with your work.... ;)keep writing ya!


    farrah;)

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    1. waalaikumsalam farah,
      thanks very much. just a simple blog to keep the mind active :)thanks for visiting.

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