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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

What Teachers Make

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Found this in my email box..would like to share it with u though..especially if u also a teacher like me...

The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life.

One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, 'What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?'

He reminded the other dinner guests what they say about teachers: 'Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.'

To stress his point he said to another guest;
'You're a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?'

Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, 'You want to know what I make? (She paused for a second, then began...)

'Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.

I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor.

I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't make them sit for 5 without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental.

You want to know what I make?' (She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table.)

''I make kids wonder.

I make them question.

I make them apologize and mean it.

I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.

I teach them to write and then I make them write. Keyboarding isn't everything.

I make them read, read, read.

I make them show all their work in math. They use their God given brain, not the man-made calculator.

I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know in English while preserving their unique cultural identity.

I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.

I make my students stand, placing their hand over their heart to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, One Nation Under God, because we live in the United States of America.

Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life.'

(Bonnie paused one last time and then continued.)

'Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, with me knowing money isn't everything, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant... You want to know what I make?

I MAKE A DIFFERENCE . What do you make Mr.. CEO?'

His jaw dropped, he went silent.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


Thanks God It's Friday! i am really looking forward for the weekend...after battling the wars for 5 consecutive days i must admit that i need rest very badly....i need to free myself from all the problems that haunted me days and nights...just give me my 2 precious days and i will be recharged again to a new person on Monday!

Finally my suffering days almost over! i manage to do all the reports..i manage to click enough hours (infact it's more than enough..almost double up from the required time..) i manage to finish the observations or inspections in counseling and Moral Education...In fact my lecturer was very satisfied with my teaching he gave me an A for Moral...but for my counselling i think i did a good job too..she didnt tell me exactly what will i get but i think the least i can get is A- ...and i need a good recommendation from my school to top up the marks ...but whatever it is i'm still hoping i can get an A...not less than that...!

i have 3 weeks to go...and now my heart beats like a drum everytime i think about my posting...i heard no vacancy for counsellor posts in Seremban and Port Dickson...The Ministry of education might send me to Bahau, Kuala Pilah or Tampin....huh...i dont care wherever it is as long i still can traveldaily from my place...that's all i can ask for friends..please pray for me..pray i wont be sending too far away from my hometown. some of u might said i should go and serve wherever place they want to send like any good civil servant..."Sedia Berkhidmat Untuk Negara"

mind u..i already did that when i first came out as a primary school teacher...i've been sent to a remote area for 2 years without any good transportation system
( i have to tumpang some makcik felda settler's motorbike to go to the teachers' quarters every monday morning), no telephone coverage...(except the one which use solar system for their office hehehe..) but thank god the place still have an electricity and clean water to drink and bath... sometimes there would be no electricity few times a week..and the water tap runs dry most of the time...i wonder how i can survive all those years in that place...sigh!

i dont want to go through that all over again...I DONT WANT! just send the younger ones ok? i'm too old (eventhough i still look young...hehehe) for that kind of adventures already...nuff said!

Monday, April 14, 2008

My Life As A Trainee Counsellor

well..i must say it was not job in this world is easy...the most hardest part is to wake up early in the morning....but that one also not so bad compared to the routine... u have to go to school everyday be it rain or excuses...6 or 7days a week ( we go to school on Saturdays and Sundays too )...sometimes have to be in the school at night..taking care of students ..attending talks, motivational camps and i complaining? yes...

some says we are lucky..we have long holidays during semester breaks..but not to be cherished anymore...during the precious holidays we have to attend course, go to school to supervise, take the students to visit places and so i complaining? yes...

but i think as a trainee it gonna be worse than that...i have to give individual counselling for 45 hours, group counselling for 35 hours, administration jobs for 35 hours and guidance activities for another 35 150 hours within 12 weeks..! i have to teach Moral education to 37 students in Form 1 (minor subject)and i have to relief other teachers' classes atleast 2 hours a i complaining? yes...

then i should put all the blame to myself..who ask me to further study at the first place? ME..who ask me to take half pay leave for 3 years to study? ME...who ask me to leave all the comfort i got during my years in primary school? ME...all me, me, and me...nobody else to blame...

and during this 12 weeks..i need to be observed by two for my counselling course and one for my Moral was very stressful to think when will they come and observe can be at any time of the day...and do i prepare myself well when they coming....? ohhh...i just cant wait to finish my training...!

and to listen to all the grouses, the problems from the students can be very stressfull sometimes.. i always try to put myself in their shoe..try to be empathy and at the same time try to help them to solve their problem...and you know what? kids nowadays are not like kids during my teenage years...they did the most unthinkable things and sometimes i was speechless with their bold statement....well..i just good at complaining...right?

whatever it is..i just need to be patient...only 4 weeks to go and i will be free.....atleast for few weeks...then i can be a full time counsellor...the stress will still be there, the workload will still be there i know but when u a not a trainee anymore...the feeling is not the same...the only soothing words i got was from Dr.F...he was in my school last week to observe me teaching..and he told me that i was born to be a teacher...that i have the patience and i have worked really hard to make sure the students learnt and at the same time acheieved all the objectives...he really make my day and for a while i think all my hard work has been paid off...thank u dr...

OH GOD...please let me be a good counsellor....!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Uh uh...How Sexually Appealing Am I?

Lets101 - Online Dating

i took the test out of curiosity and i think and i think...uh uh i dont know what i suppose to think...the test said i score 8.9 out of made me laugh! i dont know i can be sooooo appealing!! (shut up waliz!)

ok, ok...why dont u try out and let me know whether you look "appealing" enough or not! but for me the most important thing is how you carry can be aapealing to some but not to others....i dont want to be labelled as 'GEDIK' know what i mean? no...??? cannot find this word in wikipedia or Kamus Dewan Bahasa either....anybody can help me to explain?

meanwhile i want to use this opportunity to share a quotes/poem from Mother Theresa...i think its it is..

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.

-Mother Theresa-

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

My Blog Review...:D

My blog has been reviewed by Shen ...!! I was very excited and extremely happy when i got an email from him to tell that WalizDiary has been reviewed! Following here is the review he has been made for my blog and I am very grateful with his straight forward opinion about my humble blog... if you like to have your blog reviewed by him, just give him a visit...Thank you so much Shen! please read the following comment...

The Secret is one of the favorite books of this blog's author. Well maybe it is the same movie which I have watched a month ago which reveals about how to use your perception in order to be successful and is in fact a very truthful fact. "WalizDiary" is a site which covers the diary and journal of Waliz.

Waliz is a counselor by occupation, a beautiful girl from Malaysia who loves reading, gardening, blogging, cooking, shopping, travelling, and eating. Anyway before I forgot that I am reviewing her blog and not her let me begin how I see this blog of Waliz.

First of all you can see the amount of effort exerted in every post that was made in this blog. The pictures definitely tells hundred of stories and is a captured memory of the author's moment. She also shares various view points and stories which she finds interesting.

If you want to know her then you must also view her post entitled, "Knowing Me, Knowing You" where she answered a typical survey question that is usually passed on from user to user.

The downside however of her blog is on the narrow layout of the template which is only 2 columns and I think that it can further be improved. Overall, the layout is simple and is fairly decent.

She also enjoys a lot of readers and comments in her every post as well as lots of awards from fellow bloggers. Thus, I can deduce that she is very friendly and hope that we can be friends as well.

A personal blog with a twist and mind you this one is not cluttered with ads and money making widgets... truly a blog for personal satisfaction and sharing of her life to others.


Layout - 6

Content - 8

Coherence - 9

Reach - 6

Readability - 8

Overall Rating - 7.4

not bad huh? i definitely will try to improve this baby of mine from time to time...but for now i'm happy as it is ( more afraid to touch it incase i will lose everything hehehe) ..but if anybody willing to help me to redesign it or to change the template and colum to 3 for free..i will be very happy to accept the offer! lollll! thanks again shennnnnnn....!