Must admits ego a bit bruised, but is accepting it slowly. The joy of teaching went back to 8 in a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being elated and can't wait to step into the classroom.
I have more time to plan my lessons, my time for the children, including those in my new CcA. Manage to lose some weeks after I start exercising every morning as I tried to also play the sport when I trained the school team players.
My P6 class is really adorable. Switching off the lights to scare me as I enter the room. U might think they are rude, but I rather start the clas with laughter and glee. Important thing is when I say let's start focusing on work and have no more noise, it usually is really quite quiet. Although I know some of my pupils trust my colleagues better, I accepted it as I am just like another child with them. Another person who just know a bit more to be able to impart knowledge.
First time in the school, I have pupil articulating their appreciation well in the beginning of the year. Dun need to wait for Christmas lol.
2 years ago, when I go look for pupils during recess, they usually will frown or run, but this year, most of them will gather around.
I am surprised I can set exam papers based on their mistakes every week, to make it more manageable for them and also to reinforce the words learnt.
I am happy I did 3 lessons that create/ simulate the authentic situation for pupils to use the language effectively.
I am able to recreate and organise my compo and oral work to be closely integrated and aligned with the syallbus.
I know my pupils are learning, and I am pushing for the marks, but I am.no longer so hard up for it. Maybe it is because it is still 6 months away from PSLE.
I remember seeing the gratitude in the eyes of pupil who score 18 out of 70, when I say I see how hard she work, and how serious she did her paper. I know she made big leap in progress but it has yet to be translated into marks yet. She is still.my pride. That night, she did twice the load of revision and send them to me. Think motivation is high, and I am glad I didn't destroy it.
I am not sure if all of them can pass, because the starting line is quite far back, but I think I will just keep pushing and moving with them, if they can't close the passing line, I hope they look back and say it has not been invain