Wednesday, July 7, 2010
INTERVIEW WITH AN EX-STUDENT CUM REPLACEMENT TEACHER - PART 2
Miss Safia was a student of SMKTUN before she left for SM Sains Muar in 2005. Presently she is pursuing her degree course in Bachelor of Education in Science. She was back in school as a replacement teacher recently. So it was a good chance to interview another ex-student who had the chance to teach her old school.
What made you accept the post of temporary teacher here?
To gain experience before I start my teaching practice and also learn how to control class and the students' behaviour.
So how did you find teaching?
Teaching requires us to be more tolerant and patient with students. Teaching can be fun if students are interested to learn.
How would you compare SMKTUN now and the past?
The facilities in school are much better. There are many new teachers around. They are all very kind, friendly and committed with their work. The students' discipline is alright.
What were the challenges that you faced while teaching?
To control students who were not interested to study. Sometimes, they make noise in class and disturb their friends. These kinds of behaviour are really annoying and disturb the learning process.
Did you find being a temporary teacher helpful?
Yes. It is really helpful. I have gained a new experience and now I realize that it is not that easy to be a teacher.
Do you have any advice for the students?
Students need to appreciate the teachers' effort to give them knowledge. They also have to appreciate whatever their parents have done for them. Do study smart for excellent results in examinations.
Thank you Miss Safia for your short stay but your contribution is really appreciated. We wish you the very best of luck in the future undertakings.