Tuesday, August 24, 2004

geog journal

hello people. Sorry I had to make a new blog add cos i kinda forgot my username and my password....too many usernames and passwords to start with cos u've gotta keep changing the nie mail password like every 3 mths i think..bummers.
anyways, now that i've got a new blog, i'm gonna start writing something....first time writing an online journal so i suppose it's something that i've got to get used to ( since teaching is a dynamic profession). Here goes...

After observing the micro teaching this far, i realise one thing....as teachers, we have to expect the unexpected and always be on out toes to react to bizarre situations. Well, honestly that's like a tough thing to do but we have to be up to it.
I used to think that it is alrite not to acknowledge some wrong answers from students but i guess i was wrong. I realise how important it is to acknowledge answers from students even if they may seem illogical and wrong for that matter. It's just ethical to keep their self esteem on the 'up' side I guess.

well....for now..this should be it...ive still got many thoughts in my head but they are all in a mess. Will get it right when i get some sleep. Heaven is beckoning....so....goodnight world. Cherios!


At 25 August 2004 at 17:24, Blogger noor said...

ok...here i am again..just a question..how do you add a file on this blog so that people can have acess to it? pls help

At 26 August 2004 at 20:48, Blogger WJ said...

you can just copy it all into the new entry box.

Or you could open a website and upload your files to that website. Then you could link to that website with the title of the new entry of your blog!

Or I could show you if you like =)

At 29 August 2004 at 18:51, Blogger noor said...

thanks a lot angel. cheers

At 30 August 2004 at 18:38, Blogger WJ said...

are you the owen cookie person? If so can I delete your owencookie site off my links column? - Angel

At 6 September 2004 at 13:28, Blogger noor said...

hello everyone. Ive survived my micro teaching. Yes! But there are definitely room for improvement
Here's what i think of what went right and what i should have done.

What went right:-

1. The organisation part of getting the students into groups and telling them their roles and what they are supposed to do was alrite i think. If there's anyone with a better alternative, pls do suggest on this part.

2.First 10 mins went well, maybe due to the fact that students have not started coming up with the 'questions' yet and maybe due to the fact that i was going to groups asking them for their comprehension of questions and tasks they are supposed to do.

Things that didnt go well:-

1. Didnt realise that Vanessa was moving slowly out of the class even though I was standing close to her seat. Should be more vigilant and scan the class as Im explaining something to a student. I have to make sure that I can 'see' the whole class from where I am.

2.Should have been more firm ( in a sense that after the 3rd warning to Felicia, I could have asked her to stand at the back of the class or something to the effect.) Just a question; if a student is already in that tigrish mood, by asking he or she to stand somewhere, will it escalate the situation as in things might get confrontational?

3. I felt that i was easily distracted by off subject discussions by students and didnt have the skills to direct them to the subject.

Hmmm....so far, this is what i have in mind. Hope to get more learning points tomorrow after the class discussion. Thanks a lot again for such real simulation.

PS: what will you peeps do if you get a student who uses vulgarities right in front of you when you least expect it..just like what Felicia did?

At 16 September 2004 at 01:08, Blogger noor said...

few more learning points that ive discovered

1. regarding usage of markers, always try to make the whiteboard more colourful and lively. Usage of different colours on whiteboard may help do the trick on getting student's attention and directing their attention on certain important stuffs on the board.
2. always make sure that there are ample if not a lot of markers for students who are coming out and presenting their answers on the board to use.
3. It's better for teachers themselves to write the things that has been said by students on the board rather than getting another student to write the points due to filtration effect.

hmm...sorry i havent been posting...cos im bz with other stuffs. anyways, cheers.


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