Felicia Learning in NIE

Monday, October 11, 2004

Been a long time

Hmm.. lots had happened during my disappearance from blogger..

Family, notebook, school, health :)

Anyway, now that the term is coming to an end....

:) there are so much to update.. dun really know where to start

Teaching is so much more than teaching. There is the text to cover, the voice, the body langugage to create the mood, the patience and intelligence to bring the lesson across, the determination to do the post activities.

What about Jac's lesson that i like.... i like the power of silence ...that is something I have been trying to learn... when you are angry, when you need the attention of the class, keep quiet and stare... well somehow it doesnt work for me.... the class usually keeps quiet only for a short while.... guess I have to keep trying :) this is a really good tech. afterall it protects the voice :)

Was just wondering how she did it... I think it is because, her actions are delibrate to start with... she speaks carefully, slowly, setting the pace, the mood and the expectation of the class?

I tot she was really patient! May be the repeating is good! there is no need to shout, to get angry... she just needs to be firm, reinforce her expectations of the class.

Recently, I had been to a class, I thought it was interesting, there was really not much 'manual teaching' from the teacher, the teacher did not really lecture, give out notes, go thorugh the notes and so on, but it was interesting that when ever I miss that class, I felt that I was losing out on something. How was that acheieve? I really dunno, I had been trying to figure out... but I know One, the class was interesting. I was given the space to participate and not to during class. The teacher encourages bonding and interactions btw the classmates, this bond has invisibly made me felt more 'home' and hence maybe the want of attending the class....

There are lots of dicussion, everyone's question was taken seriously, disscussed and anwers were given... that made me felt that, there are lots to learn... rather... I can turn these into learning points if I want to...

anyway, been really rather tired and drained ... :)