Reflection: “Dear Ma’am Sir”
By: Jumharida H. Luddin
Diploma in Teaching
(March 23, 2013)
While reading the article, I feel that my eyes seem to drop a tear. I realized that if all students were as open minded as them, teaching will be one of the greatest gifts for all. The article also lead me to think back when I were in grade and high school. Other says that they have their favorite teacher. Unfortunately I don’t remember I have one. But I can remember that I experienced a terror, moody, drunk, and also a green minded teacher. For me, those behaviors they bring to class were not proper. As what I remember about my feelings, I hated those teachers very much and I fell that they doesn’t deserve my respect as a child at that very moment. However, when it comes in teaching the subject matter, I can say that they were good. I have learned a lot from them.
For sure, all students have had good teachers and likewise someone says they have had teachers that were not effective. Indeed all of us had reasons behind our faults why we have done that, it, those or whatever it is. It’s just that the truth is, almost all of the people surrounds us doesn’t want to hear any reasons behind faults. Well, it is according to my own opinion. However, it is with the certainty. Some of us (not all) fears to be criticized. Fears to hear that he/she have done wrong. Perhaps we should accept the reality that “no one is perfect”. One teacher of mine said that “The more you commit mistakes, the stronger you become.” Well, she has a point. However, for me it takes some advantages when we talk about “More Mistakes”. It is somehow viewed with a lot of negative effects.
Regarding the article entitled “Dear Ma’am Sir.” It refers about some tips for new teachers. As for the preparation, I can say that to be an effective teacher, he/she should work for the better.
Other says that the teacher who has grown self-satisfied in what he/she does is the most ineffective kind of...