Jul 21, 2012

Ramadhan and FE


     First thing first, Alhamdulillah for another chance of meeting Ramadhan this year. Salam Ramadhan al-kareem everyone! :) Lets make the best of it insyaAllah. Looking at the last date of my previous post, boy I have really abandoned this blog entirely don't I?. Haha. Anyway, home I am. It's semester break people! Man, how time flies! It feels like it was only yesterday when I first started my Asasi and now, we're already on our way to second year of Degree. Anyway, it's good to be home! :)

     Apparently, holiday isn't exactly holiday this time. We have to do FE (Field Experience). It's some sorta training for us teachers-to-be. Not that we're going to teach, just observing how things at school really are. Again, the question. Do I really wanna be a teacher? I couldn't quite figure that one out yet honestly. The thing is, most people, majority I might say, think that teaching is one of the easiest things to do but the truth is, no it's not. We deal with people that comes with different sets of personalities with the extra package of unpredictable emotions. Imagine teaching a class with 30 students. That's already a lot to deal with and when we become teachers, it's not only a class we have to teach. Not only you have to cater to those different learning capabilities and competencies but you also have to take their different learning styles into account and come up with teaching methodologies that could fit everyone into the lessons. Then, we still have the parents to deal with. The expectations, the complaints and everything. Even with the syllabus we would be having a hard time thinking that whether should we focus on the personal educational development of the students or prepare them to fit into the general educational system. Mind you I still haven't touched on the organization of the school, the demands from the KPM, the students manner and behaviour etc. 

     Not that I'm complaining just that, I hope people do realize that to be a teacher is actually not as easy as they thought it is. Of course, every profession has its own challenges and these are ours. But you know, I personally think that if you could pull this whole business of being an awesome teacher off, the rewards would be satisfying. It's not about the money, the tittle guru cemerlang or whatsoever but it's about knowing that you actually have the power to inspire. It's a lifelong satisfaction knowing that you actually play a big role in one's life and be an agent of change. Still, it depends on what type of teacher you are. An awesome one, or merely, a no one? You make the call. Somehow, I'm kinda glad that we have this FE. It would be a great help to be able to see how the system works, not as a part of the organization but as an observer. Well, hopefully everything's gonna be okay. InsyaAllah.

Till then, have an awesome journey of Ramadhan! :)