Friday, 29 July 2016

The Science of Learning

I've always believed that teachers must be guided by what research says about teaching and learning. This is one wonderful article highlighted in a group I've joined. Thanks to Learning Innovation Circle ( and in particular Zaid Ali Alsagoff (, whose expertise is mind blowing!. FYI Zaid I've been very quiet because I just feel overwhelmed by the experts in your group. A small teacher like me who belongs to the baby boomers generation is still learning how to embrace technology in her classroom in small strides. Thanks also to Fazleen ( for accepting me into the group. 

Sometimes teachers make day-to-day teaching and learning decisions in the classroom based on their whims and fancy. Small wonder then the results achieved. It's time to change this by doing some reading on what research actually says before planning to teach. Enjoy the article below!


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Thursday, 21 July 2016

Captain Nobody: A collection of Forecast Questions and Evidence from 5 Khawarizmi and 5 Syafie

Hi all! My students in 5 Khawarizmi and 5 Syafie are in the process of answering and finding the evidence for fifteen forecast questions on 'Captain Nobody' in our preparation for the coming SPM exam. I'm inviting teachers from any school to add on to the evidence. All you need to do is download the material which I will download in my blog soon (am still editing them) and get your students to add  on the evidence that we may have missed. Email your students' contribution to The end product will then be a booklet with fifteen questions complete with solid evidence for our students to revise. Let me know your school so I can add your school's name to the booklet. Hope to hear from you!

A booklet my students made in 2013

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Professional Learning Community bil. 6/2016: Cooperative Learning Structures

Date: 19th July 2017
Time: 3.00-5.00 p.m.
Topic: Cooperative Learning Structures

Think teachers had a lot of fun during the session. Thanks to Kluang District SISC + , Pn Fuziana Ali, Hjh Nurmina Hj Rusli and Haji Yazif for conducting the session. The session focussed on practical cooperative learning strategies we can carry out in the classroom. From the feedback I gathered from random teachers, they learned interesting and practical ways to conduct group work in the classroom. However, they felt more time was needed as the second speaker was rushing to do her part. In sya Allah, will organise part 2 as soon as time permits. Thanks to all committee members of PLC and teachers for making this a success! 

My report is ready :)

Hjh Nurmina explaining a point

Terima kasih daun keladi! 

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Monday, 4 July 2016

Eid Mubarak!

Wishing You A Happy Eid with your family and friends!
Maaf Zahir Batin

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Friday, 1 July 2016

'A Poison Tree' with 5 As Syafie

Raya songs were already in the air! But at the corridor, the principal quipped, "Hajah, saya belum observe hajah..esok boleh?" Huh? Orang dah mood raya ni haha. The lesson took place on Wednesday anyway, yup, a day before the Raya break. Boy..was I at pains trying to give instructions in 5 As Syafie - they can be pretty rowdy especially when they are doing the gallery walk. You really have to be strict with instructions. However, overall the lesson was o.k. but my throat wasn't!

I was given 95% for this lesson. My principal said he couldn't give me 100% because it might be an issue with officers. Apparently, there was a teacher in a day school who was given 100% and officers were sent to investigate the matter! Knowing my principal, he will avoid that any cost :)  Told him no lesson is perfect and it's up to him what he thought I deserved. By the by, hubby got 98% in his day school and was happily teasing me on my 95%...perhaps he should be a guru cemerlang instead :)

You can find the lesson plan below. Try it. Your feedback is much appreciated :)

Gallery Walk and peer evaluation using 2 stars and a wish

Thank you for your comments! Will do better!

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