Sunday, July 30, 2006

My Teaching Philosophy

by IDA TAN MEI-ERH AP060055 - Friday, 14 July 2006, 06:26 PM
In my opinion, teaching is a challeging job. My MUET teacher once told me this..." Do you know that, my parents used to say, if u dun study hard u will end up being a teacher!" is a funny statement but is true that there are people who think like that. I never thought teaching is easy or relax...eventhough some teachers maybe repeating the same syllabus every year but the most important thing is the way they teach the students & in a way or another, educate the students not only "physically" which preapre them for exams in school but also mentally where they help the students in their character building..

Teachers are important people in my life because their words & their actions give impacts on me..I strongly believe that if i am to become a successful teacher, i must understand my responsibilities as a teacher & love my job with no doubts..that's my philosophy of teaching...teaching is a forever-learning job...we doesn't stop when we got our degree or master, we still learn when we are experienced teachers for many many years...& that's why i say teaching is a challeging job..

Last but not least, i do hope that i can fulfil my philosophy of teaching where i never stop learning & try my best in everything i do to be a good teacher...

Philosophy & me... is a forum post which i wrote on my uni elearning fer the subject Philosophy of drop some comments if u haf any ya...feel free to tell me in ur point of views wad does da word "philosophy" means to u...hehe....enjoy reading!!!~

by IDA TAN MEI-ERH AP060055 - Friday, 14 July 2006, 05:54 PM
Before this, I always believe that the term "Philosophy" is a way of thinking which shape the mind of people from different fields & also a guideline for people to follow...For example, there are Philosophy of Education, which will be mainly followed by educators like teachers, Philosophy of Mathematics, Chinese Philosophy & so on so forth....

But only in today's Mr. Hamdan lesson, then i realised that Philosophy is not only just a "guideline" a field of study & also a passion towards something which it includes various kind of areas & thus leading to the formation of knowledge or wisdom & resulting in the action of people...

In addition, i would like to share something which i learned from the lesson today, which is, to be a teacher, we as future teachers-to-be should not only just teach...we should try our best to understand the philosophy of education where we will understand the purpose of teaching, enjoy the process of teaching, love our job of teaching & also try our best to be a good teacher where we put in efforts to understand the need of students...

In conclusion, philosophy is something new & interesting to me...& i look forward to understand more about the philosophy of education. I do sincerely hope that with these new knowledge, it can help me in my way of thinking & broaden my perspective of life. Last but not least, i also hope that through the learning of philosophy, i can understand myself better & do the best i can to fulfil my dream as a good & caring teacher in the future...

Teach My Grandson Teacher - Gently, If You Can

My grandson starts school today. It's going to be strange and new to him for a while, and I wish you would sort of treat him gently.
You see, up to now, he's been king of the roost -- he's been boss of the backyard. His mom, dad, and Grandma have always been around to repair his wounds, and soothe his feelings.
But now things are going to be different! This morning he's going to walk down the front steps, wave his hand, and start out on a great adventure... it's an adventure that might take him across the continent... it's an adventure that might include wars and strategy and sorrow.
To live his live in this world, will require faith and love and courage. So teacher, I pray you will take him by his young hand and teach him the things he will have to know.
Teach my grandson teacher -- but gently, if you can. He will have to learn, I know, that all men are not just, that all men are not true.
But teach him also, that for every scoundrel, there is a hero... that for every crooked politician, there is a dedicated leader. Teach him that for every enemy, there is a friend.
It will take time teacher, I know, but teach my grandson, if you can, that a nickel earned is far more value than a dollar found... teach him to learn to lose... and to enjoy winning.
Steer him away from envy, if you can, and teach him the secret of quiet laughter.
Let my grandson learn early that the bullies are the easiest people to lick... teach him, if you can, the wonder of books... but also give him quiet time to ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun, and flowers on a green hill.
In school, teacher, teach him it is far more honorable to fail than to cheat... teach him to have faith in his own ideas, even if everyone tells him that he is wrong... teach him to be gentle with gentle people and tough with tough people.
Try to give my grandson strength not to follow the crowd when everyone else is getting on the bandwagon... teach him to listen to all men... but, teach him also to filter all he hears on a screen of truth and take only the good that comes through.
Teach my grandson teacher... but gently if you can, how to laugh when he is sad... teach him there is no shames in tears... teach him there can be glory in failure and despair in success.
Teach him to close his ears to a howling mob... and to stand and fight if he thinks he is right.
Teach him to scoff at cynics and to beware of too much sweetness... teach him to sell his brawn and brains to the highest bidders but, never, never, put a price tag on his heart and soul.
Treat my grandson gently, teacher, but don't coddle him, because only the test of fire makes fine steel... let him have the courage to be impatient... let him have the patience to be brave.
Teach him always to have sublime faith in himself. Because then he will have sublime faith in God and Mankind.
This is a tall order, teacher, but please help him if you can do. You see, he's such a nice little fellow... my grandson.

Teach my grandson, teacher... but gently if you can.

Adapted by Thomas Halbert
There was once a teacher
Whose principal feature
Was hidden in quite an odd way
Students by millions
Or possibly zillions
Surrounded him of all the day

When finally seen
By his scholarly dean
And asked how he managed the deed
He lifted three fingers
And said: “ All you swingers
Need only follow my lead.

To rise from zero
To big campus hero
To answer these questions you’ll strive
Where am I going,
How shall I get there, and
How’ll I know I’ve arrived?”

Taken from The School Curriculum, by W.Kenneth Richmond

hehe...hey guys, tis is a poem tat i came across wen i was searching fer information about "Science Curriculum"...hehe....i like tis here i put in to share wif u out fer me any nice poem about teachers yea...hehe...thanks 1st!! enjoy it!~
Question of the week:
Does fish Urinates??
· Mr Grumpy Fish urinates into some sort of desalinizing machine to get drinking water .
· The water clouds for a reason and those reasons are part of the way mother nature set the planet up.The fish urinates.The fish defecates.The fish breathes.All those things release ammonia into the water.The ammonia is toxic. I dont know if youve evr been in a chicken house but we have them all over the place here. I will not keel over dead from walking into one.I can promise you though.I do not want to be locked in one with no chance of escape.
· Therefore, the fish urinates alot and doesnt drink any water (it gets all the water it needs from the outside environment).

Teaching & Learning Technology SPM 1002
Ida Tan Mei-Erh
AP 060055 lecterer asked us this here is the answer...interesting question dun u think??? hahaha...the fish do shhh shhh lar....
tis is wad happened to me on wednesday....

haha...was havin intermediate maths on wednesday morning...hehe....but before tat day, something happened to me (again!)..i lost my earing, right side...was feeling very sad cuz i like the earing very much...i bought it myself in Kuching...hehe...but guess wad?!! i found it in da shower room on wednesday been thr all da while eh...was so happy...den i went back my room & get dressed to get ready fer class...i ws wearing my metric card wen suddenly something flash me.."hmm..will i lost my metric card??'...den i was like "choi~" as usually, got on da bus & went fer class...

after my maths lessons i went to the photostat shop to get my photostated books ( kinda far from my faculty)...tat was wen i realised (again!~) tat i lost my metric card! haha...mayb tats y im called "big head"!! with a "prawn" add wad to do..i haf to walk all da way bac to my class room which is at block c14 at the 4th floor....u mus be kidding me...i was wearing baju kurung & high heels tat day!!! wapiang eh.....

bad news fer me...cant find it anywhr..i even interrupt some other class & went in to look fer my metric card...haha..everyone mus b starring at tis careles girl...boh pien...really lost it i i haf to visit the students' affair office..which is near the photostat shop!! haha....wa..i really got the stamina dun u think??

luckily i dun haf class anymore fer tat morning...jes at 2pm...but wen i ask da lady at the counter in the office, she told me tat i cant redo my lost card here...i haf to go to the "Sistem Kad Matrik" at da round floor of the i did...but wen i was waiting in that office, eventually i tok to a guy who is a 3rd year student i guess..i told him about i wanted to make a new card cuz i lost mine..but he said i cant do it here..i mus make a lost card report at the Pejabat keselamatan...& guys!! guess whr issit??? haha..wen i heard it..i was really lafing at is at the main gate of my UNI!! & do u haf any idea how far issit?? & again high heels man!!!

wa...without wasting any time i walked to the main gate & make da report...was lafing at myself along da way...haha...felt funny lar...& den i haf to go to the Pejabat bendahari to make my payment which cost me rm 10 & walk back to the office to take my pic...haha...if got chance i will show u guys my photo...haha....c my happy face on my card...

keng ler me...i get it done within an hour...haha...& iwas thinking m i lucky to lost my card on monday or wad?? cuz we can only make our card on monday & thursday....haha...was looking at the bright side....=) so tat i called it a day which i lost my metric card...u noe wad, da lady in the office who took my pic was asking..."u lost ur card?? 1st year student??" haha...i can only say..."haha..yea!~"

haha...dunnoe m i fortunate or unfortunate...guess wad??!!wen i was walking to a nearby food court fer dinner tat nite,someone ( a guy ) from my hostel recognised my big face & told me tat his fren found my card & will pas it bac to me later!!! wapiang eh....wad a day...... now i got 2 metric cards!!! haha...blek=P! ready to write my 1st post in this brand new bog of mine..."just ida..." has been exactly 1 month since i got here!~ how time flies....

things are getting on track attending classes everyday, busy wif assignments & revisions....hehe...but honestly i really enjoy doin it...(not bluffin) is interesting to get to learn new things & approaching new people...

haha...toking about attending class...tat remind me of something...noe wad?!~on tuesday morning..i "almost" late fer clas-philosophy of education( tell u more about tis subject later, interesting!!~) lecturer changed the time from 11am to 8 am in the morning & i was so careless tat i didn change da timetable on my i was "happily" sleeping on my bed cuz thinking tat i can take my sweet time & take da bus at 10 smth..haha...luckily one of my fren msg me & asking y she is all my coursemates in bus but not me...haha...tat was wen i realised tat oh up, freshen up & went fer da lift..( da 1st bus had left)...only wen i reach G floor i remember tat i forgot my metric card ( cant go without it) so i haf to press 7th floor & went bac to get it...haha...(2nd bus still at da bus stop)....was relief a bit as i tot im sure goin to catch da 2nd bus...haha....da bus driver mus b kidding...jes as i was only 15 or 20 steps to the bus..he drove of...haha...was lafing at myself...sumtime u jes haf to look at da funny side of i waited fer da 3rd bus..guess wad..FULL....wapiang eh....finally got on to the 4th bus it was alomst 8am ard...haha...

reached da bus tsop of my faculty i had to walk up stairs cuz my class is on the 3rd floor...haha...good morning exercise eh...with my high heels!!! haha..u noe, education faculty's students are required to be smartly attired & presentable..haha...& im getting used to it d..i love being smart & presentable...hehe...thank you st thom!~ so, anyone can challenge me to walk in high heels in the end of the story is...i wasnt late!! haha...somehow sum other class had taken da room tat my lecturer was suppose to use & he had to find another room fer us...haha...wad a morning!~

tat was a tuesday morning of my 4th week here in UTM.....

wanna noe wad happened to me on Wednesday?? on!~