In the second week, I did my observation in 1st grade class (X-5 class) and 3rd grade of social class (IPS-3 class) again with the same teacher and being teacher assistance in the class. I have many interesting experience in the second week of teaching assistance. You know why? Because I met the students that so hyperactive and so naughty (wow!!) when I observed and did teaching practice again! It was so difficult to manage this class. But I was enjoy this and that was so interesting for me π

On the Monday, I only made a plan for teaching practice and made a draft of lesson plan and I made a real lesson plan with my partner, Anggi on Thursday. Then we did consult with my master teacher about our lesson plan. We tried to make a good lesson plan with good and interesting activities for teaching practice.

Our master teacher only used lecture discussion in every week. I think it was not effective because it made the students feel bored in the class if the teacher always makes a same teaching method. So, we made something different. We want to make students more active in the class but still fun and enjoy the class.

Actually, we want to use power point to deliver the information, but my master teacher ask Anggi and I to give explanation using marker and whiteboard, not using technology. Ouhhhh so bored, but we tried to understand about that.

For the activities, we combined the lecturing, group discussion, and presentation. Anggi and I gave short explanation about addition and multiplication the roots of Quadratic function. We gave some formulas and how to find the formulas. I think it was effective because the students could know about how to find the formulas and it was important too. Not only received the absolute formula from the teacher, but also students can understand how to find it.

After that, we gave some problems that have different difficulty level for group discussion. It was effective because we know that the problems that have different characteristic and difficulty level can improve students higher order thinking.

The students solve the problems in group. Students could help each other when they found any difficulties in group discussions. After that, students present their result of group discussion in front of the class. It can make students active in the class.

For closing, we gave an ice breaking (seven boom). You have also known that game, right? The students may not said number seven and the number that related with number seven and also the number that contain of number seven. The students looked fun and enjoy this game after did presentation. Then, we have reviewed and evaluation about the lesson on that Friday evening.

Finally, I have done my job as teacher assistance for two weeks. I get a lot of experiences from teaching assistance program and we will miss my students so much! And hopefully, we can be a good teacher for the future π

on November 14, 2010 at 11:34 am |satria dijayaNovani… It seems that your class activities was so amazing with the Seven Boom and other activities…

For delivered the material, how did you do that with white board? was that wasting time by writing the material also in the whiteboard? how could you handle it?

Actually I agree with you,for the direct method that teacher always do in the class… make students feel bored, even the effect can be hard for them to accept the material…

on November 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm |vaniunohmm, actually writing the material in the whiteboard is wasting time, but I’m only give short explanation and give main points of the topic. For that day, I explained about addition and multiplication the roots of quadratic equation, I only guide students to find the formula for that. and then i give some example to guide students before they did in groups. But we emphasize the lesson in the group discussion activities and also presentation. so the students could be activ in the class although we didn’t use slide for explain the material.

thank you jaya π

on November 17, 2010 at 4:57 pm |melyanasiahaanbased on your story, it was so interesting.. hihi..

besides your teaching experience, i also heard about Ur students.. wkwkw,, so cool to see their pictures..

behind the story there’s an unique story and u have to remember it, van before u teach in real condition.. hahha

on November 18, 2010 at 4:28 pm |vaniunothank you mel.. hahaha.. the students was so great for me and they are so make me laugh when i taught them last week.. To be a teacher is so interesting..I wanna teach them again .. π