Sunday, 29 July 2018

Classroom Observation: 1 Ibnu Sina (2.30-3.30)

Was in Farid's 1 Ibnu Sina today despite the headache and neck pain. Happy with the lesson today 😊 Definitely an improvement from the previous observation. Teacher was well-prepared and the lesson was clearly structured. However, the pace of the lesson could have been a little bit faster for Activity 2 (rather draggy) and therefore more time could have been given to Activity 3. Overall, a well-planned lesson and I could see that the teacher had taken a lot of effort for this lesson. Well-done! Such a joy to see a teacher improving!

Those who can DO, Those who can do more TEACH

Saturday, 21 July 2018

SPM English Workshop 2.0/2018- Poems and Captain Nobody

Alhamdulillah...after three postponements, this workshop finally took off. 102 SPM candidates were in IKBC (Ibn Batutta Knowledge Centre) for the workshop. Another 20 had to re-sit their papers in the Maths Room. I dealt with the novel Captain Nobody and Poems namely The Living Photograph and The Charge of the Light Brigade. Here's hoping that students understand the poems and novel better Ameen  😇

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Modules Galore!

Recently, PPD Kluang in collaboration with Kluang District English Panel, set up a Quantum Leap Taskforce to produce three modules for SPM candidates. The taskforce consists of 20 teachers and we divided ourselves into three groups. Since Kluang was 5th for English at the state level for SPM 2017, we are trying our best to better the record to Top Three for SPM 2018 in sha Allah...I hope the modules will be very useful for teachers and students in Kluang. There are three modules for three groups- Galus, Sederhana and Cemerlang. The modules are specifically examination-focussed and will be distributed to schools by PPD Kluang. 

Thanks to all committee members for their contribution and Pn Nurasyikin Abu Bakar (DELO Kluang) for her support in making this a success.


Happy teaching!

Those who can DO, Those who can do more TEACH

Thursday, 19 July 2018

21st Century Teaching and Learning with YAPEIM Module

Date: 11 JULY 2018
Venue: SMK Tangkak, Ledang, Muar
No of teachers: 24

Today I conducted a four-hour workshop in Ledang. We went through the module prepared by YAPEIM and revisited 21st century teaching and learning. I miss training so much and so I was really looking forward to this! Thanks to YAPEIM officer En Zaiful Yaacob, En Saifulbahri (DELO Muar) for their support and Ledang teachers. Met Hida and Mazlinda from SAMURA too. It was good to meet them again. The teachers were a sporting lot! Going back I couldn't resist the row of textile shops that laced the street 😍😍😍 and ended up with three pieces of material! 

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Mini-plots with 5 Abu Hanifah

Do your students complain of not being able to elaborate their essays? Or not have ideas to write? Well, if you have the same problems I do then you can try this lesson in your next class.

TIME: double period

1. Essay titles ( one per group). Since I'm focussing on the narrative and descriptive essays, I give them relevant titles related to the two genres.
2. Mah jongs, marker pens, masking tape

1. In groups of 4, SS discuss a mini-plot for the title given. the mini-plot must consist of an introduction, development, climax, falling action and denouement.
2. Groups paste their mah jongs on walls so that you have 5 stations (depending on the number of groups you have).
3. 3 stray 1 stay: 1 member will stay to explain the mini-plot to other groups while 3 members will be going round to other groups to look for for information or learn about idea generation from other groups. After the three members return, they in turn explain other groups mini-plots to the 1 member.
4. T reviews group's language errors and recaps lesson.
5. SS individually write essay as homework.

Happy teaching!

Those who can DO, Those who can do more TEACH

My Fantasy Island 1 Ibnu Majah and 1 Ibnu Khaldun

Congratulations to 1 Majah and 1 Khaldun for your hard work and excellent presentation! I'm very proud of all of you. What's most impressive was the questions you asked the presenters. They showed a lot of maturity and sense 😍 Well-done to all and especially to the winning groups: 

  • 1 Majah (Group 6 for Most Creative Group and Best Presentation)
  • 1 Khaldun (Group 1 - Most Creative Group and Group 4- Best Presentation)

Here's how to get this simple but meaningful activity done:

LANGUAGE FOCUS: Listening and Speaking
TIME: 4 periods for preparation and presentation
4C's incorporated: comunication (encourage the use of English), collaboration, creative and critical thinking skills 

1. Write task on board:
My Fantasy Island- What would it look like? What attractions would you have on your island? 
How can visitors get to your island?
2. Draw and colour your island. 
3. Select not more than two presenters to explain to the class. (5 mins per group).
4. After each presentation, allow three questions from the floor.
5. Peer Evaluation: SS vote for the best groups for Most Creative Group and Best Presentation.
6. Always have a bag of sweets and chocolates ready for the prize 😃

I carry out this activity without fail every year. 
Happy teaching peeps!

Those who can DO, Those who can do more TEACH