It is winding down to the end of the year.
I introduce Windows Publisher to my pupils, and asked my pupils to do a business card for themselves.
I told them upfront, choose something u want to be, u like, dun worry about money, forget about your parents ' expectations for a while. It is just a fun exercise, think of a job that will make you happy!
If really being a lawyer or doctor is what you want, go ahead.
My top class has the most pupils wanting to be doctors. It is still the most popular job. But it is very interesting that it of a class of 32, the second popular job is to be a singer and a piano teacher.
I told my class my first choice since I was a little kid is to be a teacher, second choice, singer! They laughed. One pupil ask me to sing. LOL
But surprise, surprise! They is so much creativity! I enjoyed myself. So what are the top few creative/interesting jobs my pupils aspired to be?
1) Hacker ( love this P6 guy, super beng, but he not say say only ok, he showed me some "coding", and my jaws dropped)
2) Pokémon Trainer ( LOL, well, I think that's cool)
3) Rami burger chef
4) Ice-skater ( She is only P4, after she finished her business card, she watch a u-tube on skating. I asked her if she knows all those stunts, she told me she could, she already won 2 golds, and her coach told her she has to wait 2 years before she can take part in international competition! "Got eyes cannot recognize Tarzans")
6) Anime creator
Then I did some cheapo chit chat. I ask, "if I am sick, will u take care of me and give me a discount?", some doctors aspirants readily said yes! Some pondered a long time and said "ok la". I tease them, "how much discount would I get? " She said "10%" Hmm... I think I need to emphasize generosity more.
I had fun! I thought I got to know my pupils better in this 1 "bo Liao" session than the whole year for most of them.
When I printed out the name cards and gave it to them, one P6 girl was elated! And she kept it in her wallet, very proud of her name card. Made my day.