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SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS : Tip no. 1 - Reflect on the main reason you become a teacher in the first place. Was it your childhood dream or mainly because you did not have much choices then? Why on earth are you still a teacher now? Find the answers in your heart. What you are today is a result of how you first took off in this noble profession... SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS : Tip no. 2 - Assign a special task to your students today : ` Write ONE word that best describes my teacher, Puan/Mrs/Dr/Prof/Mdm ....(fill in the blank with your own name)' Provide each student with a post-it note. Input should be anonymous. Pass around a small box to collect the notes. Paste them on a wall surface (in your bedroom) the words describe what the students see in you! SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS : Tip no. 3 - Prioritize the weakest student in your class, instead of the cleverest. Those who are gifted with superb IQ could sail thru' without much of your help. It's the weakest who needs you the most. Don't ignore him/her. Look at her/him with a different perspective today - full with hopes & dreams! SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS : Tip no. 4 - Be a great teacher who inspires. From William Hart - a mediocre teacher tells, a good teacher explains, a superior teacher demonstrates & a great teacher inspires! Convince your students that you're a different breed of teacher - the one who really cares & prays for them, every time, every day!
Mother Teresa. Buddha. 6 . Focus your energy before stepping into class. Imam Al-Ghazali. Hippocrates. Even then.Read. the list is non-exhaustive.' SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS . Finish this statement : ` At the end of this session. Keep their secrets.Honour the students' trust in you.they touched the hearts of each student they encountered (student-centered teaching). So..Teach with all your heart. Lao Tzu. How about you? SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS . unless it's related to safety and legal matters.Tip no.Look back into history . Lead your students to explore the marvellous world of knowledge & virtue.7 . Remind yourself of the responsibilities put on your shoulders. These great people shared a common teaching style . imagine the students are your own flesh and blood. my students should be able to. SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS : Tip no.. Confidentiality is a part of teaching ethics. Thank Allah (again & again) for the honour of being a teacher. Do not spread out the private info they confided in you to other teachers in the school. Reading builds up creativity of teachers. Rasulullah SAW was a great mu'allim/murrabi.all great individuals were teachers. 5 . just tell the principle/headmaster.. Gandhi. Ibnu Sina. read and read more! Teachers are readers and readers are leaders. Look up for new books & re-read the old ones.Tip no.SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS : Tip no.8 .. what book are you reading now? .
.11 . SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS . Do you still receive SMS. maybe it helps to pause awhile and rethink. you might have never meant to be one. you just have to move on. Practice what you preach.. YOU are their shining beacon.html SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS ...10 .ceritasipadlie. Are you taking advantages of the public's (esp. as best as you would. For students who only have bad role modelling all these while. SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS : Tip no.for you're indeed your students' life mentor! If not and you do not really mind. It is indeed a very humble and modest profession. especially after a long day at school..9 . esp. wedding cards. SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS : Tip no. festive greetings and well wishes years after your students have left school/college? Did the old students look for you whenever they came visiting? If so. for those who do not have one at home.Shine as your students' best role model. parents') feeling of insecurity. If you're able to turn your teaching career into money-churning business. Convince yourself that you've done what you could. Don't let them down.Remind yourself that teaching profession will not propel you to stardom and wealth.com/2011/11/jadilah-guru.Pat yourself at the back sometimes..Serve as your students' life mentor. emails. rejoice.Tip no. inadequacy and ignorance? I really hope not.Tip no. and walk the talk. . It is indeed sad to see why students keep choosing wrong decisions all the time..12 . please..Ihsan Gambar dari http://www. At the end of the day.. The end product is not yours to determine. salvation and last hope.
. Experience the `lightness & feel-good feeling' that comes with it.there might be secondary (inferior) motives. except for Allah's blessings. Enjoy the session together. At times when you feel like giving up. 16 .SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS : Tip no.Pray for your students. Beg Allah to bestow you with wisdom.Be a `student-friendly' and `stress-free' teacher. Ask nothing in return. SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS: Tip no. relaxed and attentive.and before you know it.Smile whenever you're facing your students in class.Avoid burn out by ensuring that you're sincere in your teachings.13 . 14 . You definitely depend on divine intervention to complete this noble teaching mission. reflect & contemplate. You have to recharge your batteries & dynamo to keep shining! SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS: Tip no. patience and dedication.. See the counter response from your students. Pause. check your intentions . realistic and strict all at the same time. there goes the bell! SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS: Tip no. Only the best and nothing less! You can strike the balance between being fair. 15 . Provide a safe environment for your students to make mistakes and learn. Visualize their faces as you say your prayers.. they'll be more cheerful. every single one of them. yet be clear of what you expect from them.
17 . 20 .Be humble.Be creative in class . Give yourself and the students timeout.I suggest you tell them why you're angry. 18 . Do not be aloof and detached from them.how grateful they are that you do not shout this time! SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS: Tip no. Just mark my words. those that have changed you to be a better person. step out of the class. Tell them about your life experiences .InsyaAllah.SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS: Tip no. especially if you have achieved so much in life. guide them to discover the biggest book. thrilling & enjoyable! SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS: Tip no. return after 10 min . . you'll find a more cooperative class . You will gain more respect from students and colleagues if you're humble..Contain your anger the next time you almost blow your top in front of the class! Push the `pause' button.esp.Share a part of you with your students. Humility will never make you inferior. Bring them out of the class. lower down your wings. or feeling more superior. assign a short redemption task . 19 . Learning is supposed to be fun. do not ever try to be boastful . Surprise your students with new style of teaching & learning materials.they can easily tell when you're inflating yourself! SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS: Tip no. It takes a lot of courage and sense of security to be humble. spread open in-front of them : the world & universe. Stop looking down at others.. Avoid being a snob. Yet.
Extend your friendly hands to your partners in this noble mission of teaching. Settle all misunderstandings with colleagues. 21 . Never turn the teaching staff room into a war zone! SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS: Tip no.Enjoy their initial `stunned' facial expression. Demonstrate outstanding tolerance. 23 . 24 . it is indeed high time to change! SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS: Tip no. don't give up! How about sending them an informal personal friendship card through their children? You might see an increase turn-ups in the next PTA meeting! . humiliating critics with better alternatives words in your comments. the parents & guardians of your students! They might not seem to be interested or just too busy to supervise their children. cooperation and teamwork.SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS (Episode 2) by Dr Harlina Halizah Siraj – a medical educator since 1997 TIPS 21-40 SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS: Tip no. yet their role is indeed pivotal.Aim to greet your students first. Surprise them with your warm salam/hello. gossip or talk bad about other teachers infront of your class.Use encouraging words when you're giving feedback to students.Be a good team member among the teaching staff. before they greet you. Constant degradation and humiliation is the WORST form of teaching! If that's your usual feedback strategy. bitter. Engage them as much as you can. calling out their names (if you have good memory) at the end of the greeting. Do not back-bite. 22 . Replace all those harsh. Be aware of your body languages. Dale Carnegie reminded us : The most important word a person would like to hear is his/her own name! SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS: Tip no.
`I hope you appreciate me and notice what I’m trying to do here. 26 . if not for anyone else? How about you now? Are you inspiring enough to your students? Does anyone in your class wish to be like YOU one day? SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS: Tip no. Besides a parent. it is never enough to please you – his/her heart message is saying . for the wisdom and good deeds that he/she is expected to contribute.’ There’s no way you can hear those heart messages with your loud nagging noise at the background! SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS: Tip no. A teacher is highly regarded in a society. Let you be the only person who believes that he/she deserves a second chance. 28 . start listening to their heart messages. 25 . a teacher is the only person on earth who supposed to love unconditionally. Just give yourself away. for believing and being believed in is such a powerful drive to success.a teacher as well as a substitute parent? SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS : Tip no.Provide space & time for your students to grow & bloom. each at his/her own rate & speed. InsyaAllah! . What if you're actually both to your students . at least to you. Continue to believe in them. What was the main quality in that particular teacher that made him/her exceptionally special.Recall your own teacher whom you liked most. 27 – Stop nagging your students. When your student complains that no matter what he/she does.Involve yourself in voluntary social work within your neighbourhood to enrich your life experience and perspectives. Do not isolate yourself from your community. Display genuine and caring attitudes to others. Instead. you'll get more in return.SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS: Tip no.
do not degrade/compare them with the smart.you'll be surprised to see the famous names listed in this category! SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS: Tip no. Feel the anticipation & excitement buzzing in the class as each session comes to an end.SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS: Tip no. they might regurgitate & vomit it all out.. Hold your tongue.Allocate the last five minutes of your teaching session for a short. Do not push TRUTH down their throats. 30 . Google `late bloomers' . One student for each session.. It can be a line of poem.Assist your students to discover Allah their Creator. Start with the last student in the name list.. 32 . There would not have been beautiful rainbows around without the seven different colour! .Enjoy it! SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS: Tip no. special dedication to one of your students. Or at least be tolerant and inclusive. a Malay pantun.Always bear in mind. eh? Just lead their thoughts to Allah. their destiny. there might be a few `late bloomers' in your class now.Overcome your prejudice and bias. 29 . 31 . After all. SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS: Tip no. you want them to be critical thinkers. and they will soon discover Him themselves. brilliant students. Manage diversity wisely by celebrating or embracing it. their purpose of life. They are relatively slower in catching up with what you're teaching. going upward. Different does not mean less good or much better. Allow them to come to their own conclusions. Be prepared to face their challenges & debates. a remark or a statement that indicates your hope with his/her name specifically mentioned in it. Do not discriminate.
Those are three steps towards building up your professionalism. If only you could keep track of those students who were inspired by you. it is not merely to pass exams! Impress them with your massive knowledge & experience.First. 34 . That might be the easiest way. 36 . and compliment/praise our enemies if they're doing the right thing! How else would students learn about what's right or wrong . reflect and contemplate. . but certainly not the most accurate. resistant towards feedback and will not be able to improve! SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS: Tip no.Assist your students to adapt deep learning approach.if it's not from the teachers! (parents included) SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS : Tip no.Avoid measuring your teaching success simply by the number of students scoring A for your subject. correct all your mistakes and wrongdoings.now. 35 . After that.SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS: Tip no. We have to disagree and dispute our close friends when they're doing wrongs. that is what I consider real success! SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS: Tip no. Let the students experience what principle-centeredness really means. 33 . Without ability to reflect. you will never realize your strengths & weaknesses. Then regulate and align your actions. Guide them to relate everything they learn to their daily lives.Adhere to principles. and shifted their paradigms for better lives & future .
Be grateful if they pray for you. teachers & other adults around them. 38 . After their usual sing-song thank. `Terima kasih Cikgu!'. SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS : Tip no. Tell them how much you treasure their trust in you. 37 . 40 . they haven't learned enough from their parents.Never be discouraged by your students' misconducts & lack of good manners.Be constantly reminded. clear and sincerely. especially after they have succeeded. as teachers. even sometimes if not always. stand there for another 30 seconds & say `Terima kasih murid-muridku!' Say it out loud. Those undesirable behaviour are indicators of existing gaps / loopholes in the education process of the individuals. Allah knows exactly how much you have contributed for those young people's life and future. we cannot not role-model.Do not expect much gratitude from your students. Appreciate their determination to attend school everyday. SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS : Tip no. exemplary role model or a bad one. Stop worrying. Wonder if it is us (adults) who have not taught them enough? .SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS : Tip no. 39 . Choose between the two . just go on teaching. Students are observing and watching. Simply speaking. The choice is totally yours! SURVIVAL TIPS FOR TEACHERS : Tip no.Thank your students today before you step out of your class.as a good.
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