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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Of naughty kids and rewards

From now onwards, there will be lots of entries about my teaching experience. Itu je modal nak bercerita sekarang ni. Hahaha. Nak cerita pasai budak kecik tu, dah jarang jumpa. Balik sekolah, letih. Tidur sampai pukul 5 petang. Sempat jumpa Akim kejap je lah. Malam buat lesson plan, then tidur. Itu lah rutin terkini ku. I don't want to complaint because I'm the one who wants the job. So, whether you like it or not, you have to face it la.

So today, I have already set my mind not to get mad at them. I want to smile and keep calm. I managed to do it. But that only lasts for few minutes. Lepas tu aku naik hantu balik pasal dorang misbehave. Budak yang sama. Every day he likes to do something inappropriate just to get my attention. He loves to see me get mad at him. Lagi satu masalah dorang ni, dorang suka menjerit bila nak cakap dengan aku.Bingit gila. Sakit telinga.Dah tegur berkali kali jangan menjerit.Cakap elok elok. Teacher bukannya pekak lagi. But that seems not working. Budak yang sama jugak menjerit. Badan kecik tapi suara nyaring nak mampus. Meter meledak hari ni kurang sikit berbanding semalam.

I made two of my pupils cried today. Sorang kes terajang member sebelah. I have warned him many times not to do such thing tapi dia buat jugak.So, today aku tak naik tangan kat dia.Malas.Tapi aku guna approach    tinggi suara.Cikgu lain dah pesan, "Awak kalau masuk kelas ni, kena strict sikit.Cakap biar tegas. Bagi depa takut sikit dengan awak.Kalau tak, depa pijak pala." Aku cakap betul betul kat muka dia. Sambil tuding jari, I asked him to look at me while I'm talking to him. Bila dia tak pandang, I raise my voice a bit high. Just to let him know that I'm not joking around. I'm being serious. He looked at me with his sad face. Tau pun takut. I made him lafaz ikrar in front of me. Something like this la,

"Saya bersalah sebab terajang kawan saya. Saya janji tak buat lagi. Kalau saya buat lagi, saya akan dihukum oleh teacher" 

Right after the ikrar, he cried. I don't feel pity at all. He deserved it.Menangis sampai keluaq habis hinguih.Dahsyat.Budak budak ni kadang kadang guna air mata untuk tagih simpati. Like this boy la. I could see that he slowly tuning down to his normal state. Tapi lepas tu,dia mula balik nak kacau kawan dia.Geram gila.Menangis tadi tu sebab terkejut teacher tinggi suara je kot.

"Star meter" and "stamp" seemed to be working on them.At least they listen to me in order to get those rewards. Star meter is used to reward their behaviour in the class.If they behave well, they will get star.I put up a manila card on the board with their names written on it. So they can see how many stars they have obtained. Big star for those who behave well and little star for the misbehaved. Ada yang siap menangis lagi bila dapat star kecik. Tau pun sedih dapat star kecik. Tapi perangai, nauzubillah. Obviously, this star meter means a lot to them. Sebab terpampang kat belakang kelas and everyone gets to see it. So, depa ada rasa malu sikit kot bila dapat little star compared to their friends. Baru start buat hari ni. So we'll see their progress in a month.

"Very good" stamp is rewarded to those who writes nicely and gets all the answers correct. Ini aku dah buat since first day masuk kelas dorang. Memang berkesan. Dorang jadi bersemangat lain macam nak siapkan kerja semata mata demi mendapatkan cop "very good".Tulisan pun kemas je. If tak cakap nak bagi stamp, cakar ayam sangat tulisan. Nak cepat siap je kerjanya. If you get one wrong, no stamp for you. No mercy sungguh teacher ni. Hahahaha.

Semua orang boleh mengajar tapi tak semua orang boleh mendidik.


Shafiqah.S said...

aku suka cara pendekatan ang.. teringat cikgu shafiza yg suka bg sticker smiley.. markah naik dpt smiley comey2... mrkah jatuh or teruk dpt sad face.. wlpn dh tgktan time tu, tetap suka bila dapat sticker... good job Pirah... n good luck..

eDdY said...

terbaek la z@ck..biar budak2 tu takut skit..jgn biar diorg pijak kepala..hehe..yg star2 tu kalo dpt yg big star bnyk dpt hadiah ke?

Anonymous said...

Untuk Star meter tu...ape kate bg hadiah every week/month sape yg star byk2...mesti yg dpt star kecik tu jeles..sbb x dpt hadiah tu..contoh dpt cekelat ke,pencil color ke,ape-ape yg menarik la..huhu...just my 2 kupang..:)

M-lina said...

interesting.hoping more post on handling ESL classroom.nnt nk p praktikum,nervous!

shaty said...

as a teacher; one need to be creative and innovative . Ure on the rght track in dealing with ' problematic' young students. They are not BAD just a bit naughty. Well young kids ..especially boys are like that. The problem is .. teachers have to face not only ONE but more thatn 20 of them. So just imagine how patient you have to be. Whereas parents only face their one or two ' a bit naughty' kids. However, u must know ur line and u must let ur students know and aware their lines too. Insha Allah .. slowly the kids will change and you will definitely get your self satisfaction.

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