I'm an English master teacher in SM Sains Sembrong, Kluang, Johor and this is my thirty first year of teaching. A sweet young thing reminded me in a conference I attended some time back that I shouldn't be proud of that fact. I may have received my license to teach thirty years ago but if I don't keep up with the changes in education, I would be deadwood! Well...deadwood or not, thirty years have passed. Retirement did cross my mind a couple of times but I guess it can wait because I've a lot more to do. 😎
|Are You Game? JELTA 2013 Conference|
Some people say I'm a perfectionist hahah! Seriously, what's wrong with that? It just means I set high standards for any tasks. Where work is concerned the most important thing is to give your best. If after trying your best, you fall short of your aim or expectation then it's o.k. If you're a teacher, give your best to your students. Don't shortchange them for mediocrity. After all we owe it to the children.
Teaching is fulfilling I tell yer 😎😎😎 provided you're willing to learn, be creative, resourceful and patient. You have the license to be creative in the classroom so roll-up your sleeves and get dirty. Do what you've always wanted to do for your students, teachers and your career. It's o.k. to make mistakes but don't die not trying. I've got out there, made mistakes and made it back and I'm going out again!
|Real Madrid Store, Madrid (2013)|
I bake sometimes (more like once in a blue moon) and you can call me a hoarder of recipe books... started collecting recipe books since I was 17 (perhaps I was mulling on baking as a career then). My culinary skill is nothing to shout about but hey I can leave an impression or two with my moist chocolate cake! And my sardine rolls are not too bad lah 😍
On a more serious note 🙂, I love challenges and never want to be stuck in a rut. That is why I need to keep myself busy with interesting things like writing, blogging, research etc. I need to be intellectually challenged. My greatest fear in life is to be burnt out! On my favourite day (Saturday), I enjoy a quiet breakfast over a mug of nescafe and the morning papers. Two achievements I value most are the Dr Basil Wijasuriya Award for "Best Teacher Presenter' in MELTA International Conference (2009, 2012) and being appointed Master Teacher.
Keep good friends even if they're far and few between because good friends are the ones who really count. Forgive your haters but do not forget them 😆😆😆 (Blogger has emoji now wow!)
To achieve the Special Grade C was beyond my imagination and therefore I've a lot to be thankful for. For all the good things that have come my way, I humbly say Alhamdullillah. Although they didn't come easy, I feel so blessed and I know what this really means is I have a lot to give back.
Thanks for dropping by.
Pray that I have a lot of money and good health to travel the world!
I don't know if I can ever stop blogging 😍
Happy teaching peeps 😎
THOSE WHO CAN DO. THOSE WHO CAN DO MORE, TEACH (Anon)