Thursday, 6th of October 2011, it was a day where I learned my beloved lecture, MMSEL. As usually, there were so many activities that may make us feel happy. Not only that, the activities could motivate us to get our spirits and fresh condition. It was so important because we were still in sleepy. It was earlier than the other day. But, there were something different. Before class started, we created a new regulation for our class. No more late for next meeting.
I never think before, there was a unique activity I think. In the opening session, Mrs. Lydia asked us to draw our expectation in the future about five or ten years later. There were so many expectation that my friends have including me. Actually, my expectation is simple. I want to make my family feel happy in every aspect of their live. As the first son, it is my duty to help them, because they have so many expectations to me. I realized this activity purposed to remember students what were they expectations in their live. Besides that, it motivated us to keep our spirits in our live as a teacher or a human being.
About one hour later, Mrs. Lydia gave us a material for the session. The general of the material is about belief. Belief is something that convinces us to do anything based on supportive thing. There were six belief in this case, they are; belief about future outcomes, belief about intelligence, belief about capability, belief about value, belief about performance. Mrs. Lydia asked us to make jigsaw learning. I got belief about capability. Based on my discussion with my expert group, there are two views in belief about intelligence. First, entity view, this view belief that intelligence is inherited from our parents. so if our parents are not good in mathematics, we are not too. Second, incremental view, this view belief that even we know that we are not good in mathematics, we still have opportunity to do the best or to get good mark.
In my opinion, as a teacher, we should show to our students that we are the people on entity view. We have to do the best for anything, even for something impossible. It is our special for us as the teacher candidates that create a new generation. Keep spirits!!! 🙂 🙂