Sunday, 23 June 2013

'Catch us If You Can' booklet

I will not grow weary of people who ask for materials, advice or help but never say 'thank you' or even give credit to me as the owner of original materials taken from this blog because this blog is part of my small contribution and deed (amal) as a teacher. It is a medium in which I can share anything useful related to English Language teaching (ELT) or bridge teachers and students with useful links related to ELT. What is knowledge if not shared? 

Lest we forget...the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: 

"When a person dies, all his deeds come to an end except three: sadaqah jaariyah (ongoing charity, e.g. a waqf or endowment), beneficial knowledge (which he has left behind), or a righteous child who will pray for him." 

(Reported by Al-Tirmidhi)

Here's the link to a little booklet which is a combination of my students' work and internet materials for the novel CATCH US IF YOU CAN. Please do edit as necessary as it is not the be all and end all.

Happy Teaching!

The Thinking Teacher

PPMP Meeting, SMK Tinggi Segamat

Date: 17th June 2013 (Monday)
Venue: SMK Tinggi Segamat

The PPMP meeting today was chaired by Mr Shanmuganathan A/L Suppiah, Principal Assistant Director (English), JPN Johor. Among others he shared the following points with all members:

  • Remedial Instruction for secondary schools from Forms 1-5: teachers teaching the last set (based on the diagnostic test given by BPG) will be given training on how to teach end classes
  • three teachers from Johor were trained by the U.S Embassy and ELTC trainers on the teaching methods
  • 75% of our students pass English but 25% needs remedial programme
  • The use of the mother-tongue to teach English: 85-95% of instruction must be in English (according to American experts). Spanish teachers in the U.S.A use 100% Spanish to teach and students are able to pick up the language within four months
  • 1000 Stars Programme involving UPSR, Remedial Class, PMR and SPM: PPMP will run the programme with the assistance from JU's in the respective district


The Thinking Teacher

Kluang District Teacher's Day celebration in SM Sains Sembrong

Date: 15th June 2013 (Saturday)
Venue: Khalifah Hall, SM Sains Sembrong, Kluang

Alhamdulillah for another award from the PPD- Anugerah Guru Ikon (Kategori Akademik). Thank you to the PPD for awarding me this. I must say that I'm grateful for the acknowledgement and felt really ecstatic to receive it in my own school hall. Hard to describe, it just felt different and special :) How I wished my students were there to witness this special day...GC: KECEMERLANGAN BERTERUSAN!!

winners all!

with my principal. En Mohd Noh Mohd Yussof

thank you to the PPD!

The Thinking Teacher