Hi Readers! I do hope that you all are really having a good time reading my blog.
After you completed reading my story with my learners on the previous pages, this moment I will share all my fanciful experiences during the program. Enjoy!
First and foremost, let’s start with the question “What is the purpose of the program?”. I verily believe that the paramount goal of this SEA Teacher program is to help the student teachers to develop themselves as teacher aspirant to become a professional educator in the future. Enrich and expand my horizon in teaching profession. Honestly speaking, taking a teaching as a career is not that easy but if you have the heart for teaching and you have passion with you everything will flow smoothly. By making a difference is an extravagant experience as long as you love your career and your students appreciate it that’s all that matters.
Secondly, “What is the procedure of the practicum?” Of course before I teach I consult my cooperating teacher regarding my lesson plan. I ask her if there is still mistakes, asking if she has suggestions so that the learning and teaching process will flow smoothly. Afterwards she approved it and I already begin to prepare my learning materials as well as prepare myself and give my best shot for the final demonstration teaching.
Thirdly, “What is the outcome of the practicum?” Participant of the SEA Teacher program is taking and integrating the responsibility of being a teacher. After the apprenticeship we as future educator should have a good methodology so that the teaching and learning process will be simple and the learners can understand. And we must have the strategy to catch the attention of the students so that they will perform well in the process.
Fourthly, “What is the challenges of the practicum?” The challenges that I encounter during my practicum is the classroom management. Furthermore the challenge is that some students can’t speak English because English is not their second language but a foreign language not like in the Philippines, so as a teacher I encourage them to speak English or teacher should learn about basic Bahasa words for communication.
Lastly, “Overall Impression” Being part of this program is a pride for myself. Meeting great people for a full month is certainly a very valuable experience. SEA Teacher Program is a good project for the students who wants to have an international internship to expand their horizon. This program is indeed an incredible stepping stone to learn the educational system of Southeast Asia country.
Surrounded by very friendly Al-Amjad Students and accepting us as a new family really touched our hearts. The Al-Amjad student friends who always accompany our days impressed me . This program really improves our knowledge and skills. Not only knowledge and skills, but also social values and cultural understanding that were not expected before. Maraming salamat po!