Archive | May, 2010

day in DAY OUT

31 May

what to talk about in a day of a teacher? a lot actually..

if the school session started in the morning, then a teacher will be prepared with a day full of classes n zillions of things to do (writing lesson plan, photocopying handouts, checking class attendance, marking homework, marking exam papers, tutoring, attending meetings, checking society files, updating students’ files, etc+++++) 🙂

those are a mere mention of only a small piece of the whole lot of a teacher’s duty in school. we are also responsible for any sports activity held and handled, clubs or society and we might hold any other important roles in the school (charity committee, secretary of anything, etc) depending on our efficiency and popularity..

what if there’s an event in school? PTA meeting, Registration Day, Independence Day Celebration or even Eid Celebration are all managed by teachers in particular.. how? by being the lucky organizing committee or even the supervisors or advisers for students. no harm done but our hands are full definitely..

if exam is around the corner, teachers will be busy counter checking the questions to look for typo errors or flaws. during exams, teachers will be the invigilators and after exam, we are the examiners. marking is demanding and requires mental and physical endurance. we do have teachers frequenting hospitals due to marking OD. 🙂 the symptoms, nausea & red eye with high possibility of major headache or migraine. later, the process of updating the results. teachers will have to key in students’ marks in a system. the lucky class teacher will then need to mail the results to their parents ( in residential school only).. the teachers are now the mailmen 😛

educating human is never easy. academically, teachers can do exercises, drills, enrichment, remedial. you name it. you might produce 100 successful students (academically) but having 1 student who turns out to be humble, respectful & holistic is every teachers’ dream as teaching them to be human requires bravery, hardship & intelligence. the knowledge is something you can only learn through years of expertise & exposure, together with a dash of trial & error.

a friend once said, we are teachers as we are destined to be one. we have certain qualities that help us to educate others. i believe in that & i live by those words.

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suka tak suka

31 May

istilah ‘suka’ memang sesuatu yg sukar ditafsir. suka kita pada sesuatu kadang2 tiada penjelasan & kadang2 tak suka kita pun sama.

nak jadi orang yang disukai rasanya lagi susah berbanding tak disukai. untuk disukai, sesorg kena bekerja keras mengambil hati, menjaga hati & selalunya bertindak hipokrit untuk disukai. mana tidak kalau kita perlu disukai kerana sebab tertentu. kalau di tempat kerja, suka tak suka seseorg pada kita amat PENTING. penting kerana ia boleh melibatkan hal2 penilaian prestasi, penempatan, beban kerja & layanan orang lain terhadap kita. perihal layanan ni walaupun dikira perkara remeh, namun org yg disukai tentulah menerima layanan istimewa berbanding yang tidak.

ada yang kategorikan suka ini ‘pilih kasih’ dan ada yang kata suka ni ‘kroni’. masing2 pilih & tafsirlah. dasar pilih kasih atau secara profesionalnya disebut ‘favoritism’, sebenarnya berlaku di mana2 walhal dalam keluarga. pilih kasih ni berlaku bertitik tolak dari perasaan suka seseorg pada org lain & yg disukai tentulah dilebih2kan. tak salah kalau suka, tetapi bila suka itu menguntungkan satu pihak tertentu sehingga menjejaskan periuk nasi orang lain atau timbul ketidakadilan, maka suka ini SALAH

seorg rakan menerima anugerah perkhidmatan cemerlang (APC) namun dipertikaikan kerana dia dikatakan anak emas pentadbir. walaupun dia mungkin pekerja yang benar2 cemerlang, oleh kerana dia lebih dikenali sebagai kesayangan pihak atasan, yang lain membantah & menimbulkan pertelingkahan yang maha dasyat di tempat kerja. hasilnya, yang tidak bersalah terganggu dengan perang psikologi yang tak berpenghujung. tempat kerja jadi medan ketegangan & keharmonian juga terjejas.

namun, suka tak suka ini perkara subjektif. sesorg mungkin disukai kerana rupa paras atau individu lain mungkin disukai kerana kecekapan beliau menjalankan tugas. tepuk dada tanya selera 😛 selagi ada manusia yang bijak mengambil kesempatan, maka selagi itulah ketidakadilan berlaku dan selagi ada manusia yang sentiasa ikhlas dan amanah maka insya allah, keberkatan itu dibalas jua.

bonjour

30 May

having no definite reason to start a blog, yet, interested to do so to kill time n to avoid unnecessary thoughts.. quietness can lead to tonnes of negative energy n can be suicidal 🙂 i read once somewhere, that writing can actually heal n develop positive feeling. it’s a self healing therapy that might work. there’s no harm in trying i guess, so, here we are..