Hi readers. So today is the day of Synchronized Walking Competition on my place of practicum. Here is the article. And, I am so proud of them.
In our last pose, we did dab. You know, the movement which is very happening these days. Of course, when it comes to taking pictures, we did dab again. But, one of the teacher there ask me, “What is this? Don’t do something that you don’t know the meaning.”
And I was like “Chill! This is just a dab!” (in my mind, of course)
But, that teacher was right actually. So I did some research about dab. So dab is actually nothing. Like literally nothing. Just a dance move which some athlete used it for their celebration. Here is the link.
Here is google’s definition about dab:
So this is just another style of taking pictures beside “peace”, “thumbs up”, and “using snapchat dog filter”.
Winning something, and dab about it is so fun. But of course one day dab will be replaced with something else. So, lets find another trend with a great meaning. Like peace sign for peace of the world.
But you know what, Batara Kala (A monster from Javanese myth) did Peace before it was cool. Just like girls nowadays.
Hi readers. If you were wondering, where was me for these last 3 weeks? I was in my second practicum! Yey! I was being a student teacher in SPH Lippo Village Tangerang. The name is village, but it is so far away from the definition of “village.”
I was teaching Math for grade 6. Is it fun? Not really. But I have a lot of story to tell you.
When I was teaching, I gave this question to my students for an assignment. “Is it possible for a triangle to have 2 obtuse angle?” This was supposed to be easy, but I found an interesting answer.
“It cannot. I’ve tried it.”
I was confused how to grade this answer, but then I realized that she is just being innocent. If she killed a man, she’ll be like, “Oops…. Sorry….. I killed a man…. again.”
That’s actually an awesome answer. The others will answer based on their hypothesis of the theory. The others usually answer with, “because it will cause the total of the angle more than 180 degree” or “It wouldn’t be able to closed.” or else. In scientific method, after we make a hypothesis, we do experiment. In other word: We TRY it. So based on scientific method, that answer is way acceptable than the others.
Beside that answer, she provided a picture of her trial. She combined two obtuse angle and tried to have a triangle from those. Obviously she can’t make a triangle.
But Thomas Alva Edison said,
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
So what if this my little student is actually on her way to find a new invention in Math? What if actually with some proper formula, we can create a triangle with angles more than 180 degree. If it is possible, we can change the foundation of geometry and trigonometry. We change Math. We breaks the previous law and create a new law. Just like Einstein is completing what Newton have done, this invention can actually developing our knowledge and formula to conquer time-and-space continuum.
Another quote from Thomas Alva Edison:
The world was believing that earth is flat, but after Galileo, Christopher Colombus, and 9gag proof it, now we know that the earth is round. Why? They are not giving up. Now, I am feeling so guilty. My little heart says, “Should I ask her to try it 9,999 times more?” “Did I just kill her potential to be a new inventor?”
Sometimes, teacher thinks that this kind of answer is ridiculous and says this answer is wrong. This could stop student to think critically. Indonesia will never be better if people keep banning kid’s creativity. Indonesia need this kind of thinker. Right? But sadly, she is Korean.
Being a teacher is crucial. You hold the future of the nation in your hand. Educate the kids well! Don’t give up being a teacher, it is fun!
My seniors just came home from their internship. They were having internship in all around Indonesia. What kind of internship? Teaching, of course! Not selling Hotdog or Kebab.
I got a lot of story from them. They were enjoying it. Some of my seniors even get fat, including the one who got malaria in Papua. He is my close friend. The others ate local foods and got fat, but this friend of mine got some infusion and he also got fat. So, if you are skinny and you want to be fat as quick as possible, DRINK INFUSION. It has been proven.
Anyway. Now I don’t want to talk about food. I want to talk about the education. I have stated this idea last year in my faculty. But now, I want to share it with you. My main idea: No matter where the school is, whether at the city or in a remote area, Indonesia’s education need to be fixed.
In remote area:
The problems are obvious. But still I want to share it with you. First of all, the nature. Some school is hard to reach because there is no proper road to get there. Some of my seniors even had to come back earlier because smoke condition in Sumatra. For weeks they have to teach while wearing mask. Can you imagine you are thought by Darth Vader?
“ssshhh….. I am your teacher…. shhhh….” *turning on the lightsaber
Second problem is the learning motivation. In some area, students just don’t realize the importance of education. If we, as teacher ask, “Why do you go to school?” They will be like, “I… I don’t know… you tell me..” Then we ask their parents, “Why do you send your kids to our school?” They will be like, “I… I don’t know… you tell me.” “If you don’t know, don’t send your kids here!” “And who’s gonna pay you?”
(well, they nailed it)
But the thing is, they don’t realize the importance of education. They don’t know that if they don’t go to school, they can’t be developed. Some parents even dare to threat the school if they don’t pass the students. Parents in some area will be like, “If my son cannot pass your test, you cannot pass my judgement!” *turning on the lightsaber
The problem is different. We are facing post-modernism. Indonesian culture is being threatened by this ideology. We lost our culture, our Pancasila. For example, a lot of high school students had have free sex. This is wrong. I don’t care whether it is free or paid sex! as long as it is outside marriage, I am opposing it!
Addiction is a great enemy of education. S.A.D can lead you to addiction. you know S.A.D right? Sex, Alcohol, and Dota.
Addiction has no grey area. It is whether you are addicted, or you don’t do it at all. So it is a duty for teacher to prevent that happen to the students. And remember, addiction is only one of problems.
Being a teacher is hard. Be grateful for your teacher. Pray for them. And for teachers, let us teach more. Not only to make them better, but to glorify God. HAPPY NATIONAL TEACHERS’ DAY
Hi readers. Everybody is cheating. If you know someone that never cheat in his entire life, He must be a saint or a prophet. He must be in the same level with Paul, Peter, and Abraham.
I found a lot of people around me are cheating, especially, the sin generator: College Students! My classmates are cheater. I am telling you the truth. And I hate it. We want make our students understand math, but we reject to understand math. Well, it is similar with a girl that want to be a boy’s girlfriend. but when the boy ask her out, she says no. WHY???
This “homework” has become a “School Work” or even worse “Almost-Enter-The-Class-work.” What happen with your home? why don’t you do that homework at home? Is your home burnt down? if it is true, Is it everyday? Well, is that accident or is it your hobby to burn a house?
Can’t you feel the feeling of your “source”? Your beloved friend that you usually ask for the answer. He must be like, “I did it a whole night, and they just copy it? FOR REAL!!!!???” what if one day he becomes so evil? “Now, I will give them the wrong answer, and for myself, I will collect the right one. HUAHAHAHAHA!!!!!”
We need to find a perfect punishment to fix this bad habit. Well, this is not only teacher’s job, this is everyone job. So maybe school can cooperate with many aspects of student’s life. For example, when a student is caught cheating, His Clash of Clan’s Cash is reduced until 0. His instagram hacked, so his sleeping pic is leaked in public. then, he is forced to make a confessing snapchat with his crush. In that way, His teenager life will be ruined a bit.
Anyway, this is hard to deal with cheating. In the bible, there is no clear verse that ban cheating. God did not give the eleventh Commandment: Thou shall not cheat. no! So as a Christian, the only thing that we can do is give them example of an honest life and when they ask to copy your answer, charge them as much as they can pay. Give the money to the church. (Robin Hood Style)
HEHE…. (some people said that hehe is a gimmick that you make when you realized that you said some un-funny jokes)
So guys! Don’t cheat! Those who use cheat in game to defeat their friend are sinners!
Hi readers. Maybe some of you are wondering, “What the heck is MKM doing? Why on earth he is not posting anything yet?” (maybe. i am not sure I have that kind of readers, fans, or whatever….). anyway, since last monday I am helping for the Sekolah Pelita Harapan’s Summer Program. And now I want to tell you about the first week.
In the first briefing of this program, I thought I will teach mid-school or High-school. But turns out, I am teaching grade 1. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!!! ladies and gentlemen!!!! This is bad.
My class name is Math is Fun. But I am not alone. I have a partner. More precisely, She has me as her partner. Her name is Caydie Schaeffer. It is not Kay-Die (Okay, I Die)…. it is more like Kay Dee… And yea… Because of her, I didn’t “Die” in the middle of those kids.
In the first day, I was like, “I don’t know what should I do with these kids…” I helped them to understand what Caydie said. Then slowly, I began to like them. They are so cute. They melt my heart.
I have this one girl in my class. She loves to tell some stories to their friend. One day, She taught me some Mandarin. She was like, “Mr Adit… You know what? I am learning mandarin in my home. I know Zàijiàn. Zàijiàn means goodbye. And Yú. Yú means fish.” And I replied, “So, Zàijiàn Yú means Bye-bye fish?” And then she laughed with her adorable face.
Well, sometimes she can be scary. One day she tell Caydie, “Ms. Caydie… You know what? I have a bunny inside of me…” And Caydie was confused and said, “Okay…. that’s… um… cute….”
I have this boy also. Caydie always reminds them three things to do in the break time: Go to the toilet, Fill the water bottle, and Eat the food. What Caydie means is that the students cannot do those in the class. But this boy came to the class in the middle of the break time and told us, “Ms Caydie, I am not filling my water bottle, because it is already full.” and then we answered, “Okay….”
Kids are funny. Except when they are fighting. It makes me sad and confused. One day, I was in duty to watch them in playground. They was playing soccer using some coconut seed (Or some brown matter, well, I don’t know what is that, but I know it is not a grenade). One of them was tripped. Then of course… they were fighting. And I ran into them as fast as I could even though my mind was like, “What am I suppose to do???!!! Jesus! Help me!” And somehow, I can calmed them down and made them back to their class.
Helping in this class is forcing me to dance a lot. My class love Pop See Ko dance so much. They can do it for 5 times a day. Were they tired? YES!!! But did they want to stop? NO!!! Well, kids love to dance and play. One day they had a game to make their own market. We gave them fake money. They had a lot of fun selling their stuffs. One group even gave me a fake credit card, which is awesome. I love these kids.
Next week, We will change our class become “Science Discovery!” So, some of them will move to another class, and we will have some additional members. I can’t wait for the next week.
I have the pic. here:
Do I look nice? Nope? fine!