It is almost a year, I’ve been teaching. Wah. Rasa macam tak percaya. I managed to survive.
I really feel satisfied today. The kids in 5 Puteri 5 who used to be: extremely naughty, suka menjawab, kurang asam, kuat bergaduh sampai berdarah patah²; heard my lecture today. What a miracle!
I did conventional classroom management. I yelled and scolded them. I solved their fight. I told them to go to GB at first, but then I changed my mind (because GB is extremely mad with them today, takut rotan patah je). I punished them and told them not to behave like ‘serkap jarang’. They listened. Thank god. After that, I gave them tips on answering Paper 1 English. Imagine, those kids yang tak pernah berminat nak belajar, always played at the back of the class, pulled their chairs towards me and listened to me. Iwaslike, “Is this real?”
There’s this boy who didn’t even write a letter in English Paper 2 said “Teacher, saya nak belajar tution English dengan teacher kat rumah boleh?”
I answered “Hmm, tak cukup ke kat sekolah Harith? Awak kan tak suka kelas saya”
“Tak la teacher, lain sikit”
Homg. He’s interested to learn my subject. Bukan senang. Even nak buat ayat in BM pun takes a million years for them.
Then, I took them to music room, where they can sing their heart out. They sang Ten Little Indian, Twinkle Little Star and many more. It’s after exam. Moreover, they like to sing (especially lagu Lucky Laki). I wouldn’t want to bore them with conventional teaching and learning.
I found it satisfying, teaching the last class. I found is so satisfying, when I managed to make them listen to me. I found it satisfying, when they learned a few English words and songs. I just need to tackle their heart.
Different story with the advanced class. I found it awkward, entering a class that is so quiet, like a grave. They’re smart enough. I scratched my head, thinking what to teach them since they are already equipped with sufficient knowledge.Even when I taught them new thing, I don’t find it a big triumph teaching them, compared to my 5 Puteri 5.
It wasn’t easy to have this content feeling. Before this, I cried, stressed out, and I almost gave up, not knowing how to teach these kind of pupils. I finally got it. It’s really worth it. For all my teacher-friends out there, keep on trying and stick to teaching profession. You don’t know whose life you’ve changed.