UPDATE: After communicating with the parent, I found that I HAVE NOT BEEN FAIR TO THE PARENT in this post. Therefore, I have made several amendments in light of new information & will post about the parent's experience as well as a serious call to action. Still, I am interested in hearing the teacher's side of the story to balance things out.
What did the teacher do to deserve this? To be publicly shamed on so many websites (World of Buzz, Mashable SEA, Says, AsiaOne, RedChilli21 MY, Mothership SG, etc) & to be on the receiving end of toxic comments on social media?
Is it because the teacher has lower English proficiency than all of you? I'm sure you realize that English proficiency is a marker of privilege & not one of intelligence, right? Do you know the teacher's background? How do you know that the teacher & the others you're shaming in the comments aren't working hard to improve their English? What have you done to help this teacher do bett…
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Pada hari Isnin minggu lepas, nampaklah juga di fb sebuah nota yang ditulis oleh seorang guru BI yang mempunyai kesilapan bahasa yang ketara. Guru juga yang kongiskannya tetapi yang menyedihkan adalah guru itu turut menyindir rakan seperjuangannya. Dalam hati, saya berfikir perbuatan ini seperti meludah ke langit. Tetapi tak apa, biarkan sahaja. Hangat-hangat tahi ayam. Tak lama lagi orang akan lupakan.
Tetapi hari seterusnya isu tersebut telah ditularkan ke ENAM laman web yang dilanganni berjuta-juta orang. Maka bacalah saya apa yang mereka tularkan itu. Didapati bahawa artikel-artikel tersebut hanyalah "clickbait", berat sebelah, & banyak ditambahnya cili & bawang, TANPA memberikan guru tersebut peluang untuk mempertahankan diri. Tak apa kalau nak tular, tetapi jangan sahaja berat sebelah. Masa itulah saya rasa agak panas kerana tindakan mereka ini tidak adi…
Dear English language teachers!
If you're like me, as in you have no clue what your CPT results are, I have good news for you! You can now check if you've got C1 or C2 here (http://apps.moe.gov.my/abpg/cpt/)!!
If you've got a A1-B2, your name will not appear in the list on the site.
This website was released early this week & already on the very day itself, this jungle teacher has received more than 5 notifications about it! BEFORE 8AM!!! Talk about an affective & efficient cascading model for the dissemination of knowledge amongst education professionals!
I've even had a strange lady spam my FB page for me to reveal my results! Thankfully, I removed the unsightly posts & will satisfy her curiosity here tonight!
As an ESL teacher, it's a dream come true to attend the legendary TESOL convention. This year, it's in Baltimore, Maryland. Look me up if you're there too!
As a grad student, money is scarce & any kind of travel will need to be bootstrapped. So, I'm travelling by bus (4 hours) & staying at a hostel (in a bunk room).
Rushing from my last class of the day to the bus stop after saying goodbye to my beloved missus, I missed the bus by minutes. I actually watched the bus leave the stop with my friends (who were there much earlier) staring blankly at me behind the large windows as the bus bustled by. I was pissed. I was also wondering... what's next?
Guess: How much time did I have to prepare for my TEDx opportunity?
a) 1 month b) 3 months c) 1 week d) 3 weeks
TEDxKenyalang is held on 17th November every year. I got an invitation email on 30th October, barely 3 weeks before the biggest speaking opportunity of my life. I almost said no.
When I got the email, I was fully occupied with supporting my Form 5 students for their SPM English paper on the 5th. After that, there were a bunch of documents I had to compile or "create" for my annual keberhasilan evaluation & I had to complete numerous online data entry nonsense that Guru Tingkatans can relate to. Then, I had to run a workshop about the new Form 4 curriculum for 2020 on the 15th for the English panel at my school. Also, I was drafting proposals & writing letters to get the funds to send a good student from my school to an academic excellence workshop in KL so that this kid can share what he learned with his peers next year to help m…