Today I officially start teaching the kids in Gua Musang. I said officially because yesterday I randomly volunteered to teach Sejarah to my form 3 relief class. I was too lazy to think of any other activity. I simply blabbed on and on about MPAJA and Malayan Union. Guided by the textbook of course. They seemed to think that I was replacing their Sejarah teacher and I did not once corrected them. I even asked them to copy the notes that I wrote in their book. What else can I nag for two periods? Copying notes it's the only way.
Anyway, today, I actually entered ALL four classes that I am supposed to teach. 2KRK, 5S2, 5A2 & 5A7. Yay!
All I can say is my mom is right. Kids everywhere are almost the same. Even in Kelantan. There will always be the naughty one, the active one, the quiet one, the flirty one, the smart one, the pretty one and the cool one in every class.
So far, I enjoyed entering their classes. They made me laugh and I made them happy. Despite the distance of the classes. I will be sweating by the time I enter each class and most of these classes have issues with the fans. And yes, I still carry that almost-ruined-green-fan around. I need that almost-ruined-green-fan more than ever.
Although I have to admit teaching them is a bit hard in many sense but I can't stop myself from wanting them to understand the topic. I tried various ways to ensure they truly be able to follow the lesson. Oh, and for the lesson objectives to be achieved. I am encrypted that way.
Anyway, what my brother said stuck in my head; "Depa pun tak mintak dilahirkan di tempat yang takdak McD. Yang jauh dari Kuala Lumpur." So, I have to stay positive. And I read somewhere Mard wrote that, "This posting is not only about us. It's about the school, the kids. that need us". So, I ensure my intentions are sincere. Ten told me to pray hard that whereever I am, they will accept me as I am. So I follow her advice.
As a result, I'm okay here.
At times, their level of proficiency does demotivate me. Then again, I have friends and other teachers to help me here. I am okay here.
So, don't you worry about me.