Saturday, July 18, 2009
Pada kali ini aku ingin kongsikan pengetahuan dan idea berkaitan dunia pekerjaan. Aku ni dulu masa kecik2 banyak juga berangan-angan. Sekejap nak jadi jururawat, sekejap nak jadi polis, tentera laut, manager dan macam-macam lagi. Tapi satu yang aku tak lupa ialah CIKGU. Pernah juga terberangan nak jadi cikgu sebab suka tengok cikgu-cikgu aku yang comel dan smart.
Sebenarnya apa juga pekerjaan yang kita cita-citakan tu baik-baik belaka. Melalui pekerjaanlah kita dapat menyambung nyawa kita dan juga ahli keluarga kita. Melalui pekerjaan, kita dapat makan, kereta, baju yang cantik-cantik dan macam-macam lagi. Tetapi yang menjadi masalah ialah cara kita bekerja. Adakah pekerjaan kita tu menyekat atau menghalang diri kita daripada mengingati akhirat? Adakah pekerjaan kita itu punyai ruang untuk kita sujud bertafakur kepada Tuhan? Adakah pekerjaan kita itu membuat kita lupa untuk bersantai bersama keluarga?
Sebab itulah aku selalu pohonkan doa supaya aku dapat mencapai angan-anganku untuk menjadi seorang guru. Tidak kiralah sama ada guru aliran perdana mahupun aliran khas. Asalkan aku tidak lalai bahawa aku ini hamba Allah, seorang isteri, seorang ibu, seorang anak, kakak dan warganegara Malaysia. Betapa banyak tanggungjawab yang dipikul...tapi kalau ikhlas insyaallah....Allah akan permudahkan perjalanan kita walaupun ombak badai datang menguji aku.
Aku bersyukur sebab mungkin aku akan sampai ke destinasi impian ku. Bersyukur kerana pada hari ini aku punyai keluarga dan rakan-rakan seperjungan (IPIP) yang sering memberi perangsang dan semangat untuk terus hidup dan berbakti. Pohonku moga aku tak LALAI.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
- Whether your child is particularly active, hearing or visually impaired, or developmentally delayed, always point out the achievements that she makes. Always, always, always, focus on the positive and not on the concepts not yet mastered. You have all the time in the world.
- Find yourself a support group by contacting other parents who are in the same situation as you. Find out what works for them. Share your triumphs and your failures too.
- Remember at all times that special needs children do not misbehave on purpose. They want to please you. They want to feel important and worthwhile. Sometimes they may experience difficulty carrying out a task because they have too much energy or because they simply feel frustrated and cannot focus on the task at hand. Be patient and let them know that you are proud of their efforts.
- Keep a record of your child's achievements. This way you will be able to easily recall the events and experiences that you both enjoyed the most. This will also help you to remember those activities which kept your child's attention and those which did not.
- Do not overdo the rules. Flexibility is the rule. Think about it – how much fun can making a clay critter or painting a sunshine be if all you hear is, "Don't make a mess" and "Sit up straight."
- Take lots of deep breaths.
- Be fair and honest.
- Don't worry if your child is not reading at the same level as his peers. Don't panic if your youngster doesn't speak or write as quickly as his brother did. If you do suspect that your child has a disability, contact your doctor and make sure the proper tests are carried out. Knowledge is half the battle.
- All children will be able to take part in some sort of art-making activity. By doing so, they will feel an enormous sense of accomplishment and increased self-esteem. However, be sure to choose all activities carefully – gearing the activity to the ability of the child.
- Make available lots of modeling materials like clay or homemade dough. This is true for visually impaired children as well as those who have limited fine motor control.
- If your child is visually impaired, gather a variety of textures to experiment with - smooth papers, rough handmade papers etc.
- Scented markers are always fun.
- Have lots of "big paper" for large movements of the hands and arms.
- Finger paint (bought or homemade) is a terrific tactile material.
- Dance, dance, dance.
- Building objects is a great way for kids to feel that they have accomplished something. Try bits of wood, mat board, cardboard etc. You can work as a team, gluing pieces together and in the end even your visually impaired children can feel their creations as they evolve.
- Weaving is a great idea.
- Making musical instruments or any art object that makes noise is great.
- Drawing or painting in time to music is always a hit.
- If your child is hearing impaired, expose him to musical instruments where he can "feel" the music. Allow him to experience the wind that blows from a woodwind and the vibrations of a guitar string or drum head.
- Children with down syndrome respond especially well to music, as do youngsters with autism.
- Try as much as possible to expose your kiddos to the things that make them happy - the things that make them laugh - the things that make them clap their hands and smile.
Friday, July 10, 2009
I'd like to share info I got from somewhere website....let's check it out!!
The best strategies for establishing acceptable behaviors are those strategies that are pro-active and preventative. If you want cooperative children/students, they need to understand and be able to follow your rules and routines. Meeting this goal will ensure that you have a good learning environment.
First of all, you will need to communicate your expectations for acceptable behavior. How will you do this? You will teach the expectations, simply telling children about your expectations is not enough. The following steps will provide you with everything you need to meet with success:
- Describe the acceptable behaviors with words and actions; be specific. For instance, instead of telling them to use acceptable voices. Describe the levels of noise for the various activities. Ask them to demonstrate what voices are used during reading time, you should hear silence. Ask them to demonstrate what voices are use during group work, they should speak relatively quietly to their group members. Ask them who they should be talking to at group times. When this role play is complete, once again, ask the students to repeat the 3 types of voice levels and when they are to be used.
- Provide opportunties for children to practice expected behaviors. Again, this is like role playing but is quite necessary if you want children to fully understand your expectations. Be sure to focus on the students who experience behavior difficulties to demonstrate and tell you what the acceptable behaviors are in the various situations.
- Provide honest and ongoing feedback. Always let your children know if they are behaving appropriately or if there is something they could be doing to improve their behavior. Be specific when telling children what it is about how they're behaving. For instance, you may say that you really liked the way that they put everything away so quickly and quietly. Give regular reminders and feedback, this will help to establish a great climate for learning.
- What about the student that breaks the rules? This student should not be embarassed. If there are other students around, you will need to bring the student to a spot that is away from the other students. Ask him/her why he/she thinks you've asked to speak with them. Usually they can tell you. Ask them how they should have handled the situation and what they'll do next time. Include them in the consequence that should happen. Sometimes they'll tell you that they should work alone or that they should give an apology. Your consequence needs to be logical and fit the behavior deviation.
- Although you won't be able to predict absolutely every behavior problem that you may encounter, it will be possible to identify many of them. Once you are prepared for the most common behavior problems, you will be able to cope and be able to change many of them. It's often wise to prepare a list of potential behavior issues and preventative and reactive strategies that will lead to ongoing acceptable behaviors. Being prepared for and knowing how you'll handle behavior deviations is half the battle!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Kuhantar anak ke laman sekolah
dengan bekal jutaan citra
pergi menggalas buku
pulang menggendong ilmu
pergi bersama hati
balik membawa budi.
Biar putih baju beralih kelabu
ingatlah, betapa guru perlu dihormati
takkan sesat arah melangkah.
Rakan jangan sekali disakiti
kalau mandiri mahu dimanusiawi.
Sekolah, gedung intelek harus diteroka
bosan mencari menjemput sesal.
Biar luntur biru warna di seluar
jangan jemu menggigih diri
rumah jaya akan terbina di lereng cita
di anjungnya dapat kaurenung
nilai duri yang menggores kala mendaki
menghirup erti pengorbanan lalu.
Ketika anak kuhantar ke sekolah
harap kau kenal tulen dan palsu
memilih telekung atau gincu
perhalus akal menajam renung
makna rakan maksud sahabat erti taulan.
Mengikat yakin pada hati
syurga tetap di telapak kaki ibu
aku, hanya ayah pemikul amanah
keringat di dahiku tak perlu kauseka.
MOHD. HASHIM OSMAN,
SMK (F) Besout, Sungkai.