Saturday, March 26, 2016

1: The Purpose

I figured I need a specific place to document anything related to my teaching adventure. I have been blogging for so long at one place so you can imagine how mixed up the contents are. I wrote about my (former) student's life, my family and work-related stuff all at one blog. Hence I hope with this blog I can be more focused (and serious) in writing about teaching. I also hope this can be my platform to be more organised and in the end this blog can be used for my own journey in pursuing higher qualification in education.

I used to be an 'excellent' student. I scored 10 A's in my SPM that qualified me to take up Ministry of Education's Scholarship to go overseas. I studied Physics at the University of Melbourne, Australia and completed my Honours Year in Applied Physics at RMIT University, also in the same city. When I came back to Malaysia, I completed a one-year-and-a-half KPLI (Kursus Perguruan Lepasan Ijazah) at IPGK Temenggong Ibrahim in Johor Bahru. Not long after I finished the course, I was posted to my first school where I began teaching.

I am still in the same school, this year is my 5th year of teaching. I can say that after 5 yeara of teaching, I still cannot feel like an excellent teacher. Excellent student doesn't make an excellent teacher. They are two completely different human qualities. Juggling with family life, with the hectic teaching routine, I struggle to just survive! up until now.

I used to be a dreamer. I dream of so many things. In my teen years, I used to be that optimistic girls that dreamed and actually catching it! I had made them a reality, most of my teen dreams so many years ago. But after 5 years of teaching, all my dreams as a young adult still remain dreams. That's a major set back for me. But I am not giving them all up. I am starting again, now!

I hope I can be Istiqamah in this journey. Slowly but surely!

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