I started my teaching career in Jan 2008. On the first day i report to MKJB, i was asked to teach “Electronics for PND”. Then i started to take over the subject and make preparation, after a week i went in the class to teach without observation.
During the first time i went in the class, i felt very funny and cant stop laughing when i faced my students.Most of the students are like the same age as mine and some are even older than me which make me feel funny and uncomfortable. But as time pass by, i was able to overcome it and get used to it.
I have been teaching for more than 3 years now, honestly i have never do any lesson plan. Everytime i go into my class, i explain by the flow of my note. I also used whiteboard to explain most of the time.
For my class evaluation:-
I didnt noticed anything went wrong during my class. It’s just normal and went well throughout the class.May be there is something went wrong that i didnt notice. During the class, i will also give exercise and short quiz. All the students were able to answer correctly. Sometime if the students don’t undertsand, i will try to explain in another way till the students understand. In term of student discipline in the class, i don’t have any major problem too. Im very strict in discipline. I will fill in discipline form therefore a warning letter will be sent to their parents.
But some students were unable to pass my short test which was given 1 or 2 week after that. Students tend to forget about what the teacher teach. Is it a teacher responsibity to make sure the students study at home? If the student failed in test or exam, does that mean the teacher do not know how to teach? Why all the blame must put on teachers? I believe that no teachers want their students to fail and its not the teacher that failed the student.
Dr gilbert mentioned that there should not have failure in VTE education, only competence or uncompetence. I will only agree if:-
1. Teachers can choose the students that are accepted to VTE education. About 80-90% of VTE students are those who failed in Form 5 and not qualify to enter Form 6. Although nowadays have many good grades student apply to VTE but the priority still be given to those who have a lower grade and cant enter Form 6.
2. Allowance only given to students with good grades rather than given to every students. Allowance become the main purpose of the student entering VTE not learning.
3.VTE schools are asked to accept more and more students every year and up to 2 groups of 30 students for each course. With the large of students to teach, its a big challenge to the teacher especially when doing practical. The teachers cant focus on all students in the class. As a result, more students fail in the course. Is this the teachers’ fault? The mission should be change from “QUALITY” to “QUANTITY”.