School Experience in 4th Week Reflection

17 Oct

This is the first time I get school experience in SMA Y. I thought this school was a non-muslim school, but it was wrong. SMA Y is a school that majority their students are children of employees at BI. It is located in Pancoran area. It is still quite far from my house, Bekasi. But, it is also the same as I go to campus actually..

On Monday, I came to attend the flag ceremony in SMA Y. I had to come early, because the ceremony started at 06.30 WIB. Hufh.. School field is not too board. In one class only consists of 17 – 20 students. My master teacher is Mr. Y as a mathematic teacher in X grade. I get X.4 grade, but I did not have opportunity to observe this class when learning math with Mr. Y. I observed my friends who were teaching in others class,such as Andi in X.1 grade , Mba Shinta in X.2 grade and Riyan in X.3 grade. I also observed my friend from English Department in X.4 grade, I want to get information about this class.

On Wednesday, this was the first time I taught in X.4 grade. My class started at 11.05-12.35 WIB, and I get also in Thursday at 13.05-14.25 WIB. I think the time is late morning because usually learning math in the first hours. When I asked to my master teacher, he said that he is deliberately put math at the noon because his house is far away. But, I think that it is not effective for learning math.

In the real class, I taught by using Powerpoint to help me in teaching-learning process. My topic was about function and relation. Actually, they already get it in Junior High School, but my master teacher asked me to teach deeper about it before entering the topic of quadratic equation. In one meeting, I discussed about function and relation. There were problems in this class. First,how to get student’s attention in class. I’m really shocked when there was a student who sleep in class, then I asked Mr. Y, he said, “Biasa dia mah, sudah jangan dihiraukan”. While, I asked her friends, they said, “Sedang sakit, Kak”. So, I could not do anything, then I continued my material. Not much later, students did not focus on my material,my initiative to set up the video in order to get students’ attention. But actually,it did not exist on my lesson plan. Second, students in class looked like never to make a note. I was really confused whether they brought books in their bag. Fortunately, my activities in class involved them to do something, such as writing others example and hands on. Third, I could not monitor all students in class, although 19 students. I found it difficult when they called me to ask for help. I felt overwhelmed. Fourth, being a teacher, I have to prepare about the tools for teaching. My preparation need laptop and instruments for my activities (flipchart, colorful markers, glue tag, post it, ect). Fortunately, each class provides AC, LCD and OHP. But, others tools are not available in class, such as markers,and remote OHP. So, before starting the class, I ask to TU teacher.

On Thursday, suddenly there was a meeting of teacher at 12.00 WIB. So,I did not get the second teaching X.4 grade. 😦

Titiah Dewi Masitoh



5 responses to “School Experience in 4th Week Reflection

  1. joeypandjaitan

    October 18, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Dear Titiah,

    well, I suggest you to use another teaching method. You can use either STAD, Jigsaw Reading, TGT or any other methods. It possibly can help you to teach more effective in your classroom. 🙂
    Ganbatte!!!!!!!!! 😀

    Jonathan Saputra

    • titiahdewimasitoh

      October 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm

      thanks Joe for your suggest..
      Yupp,I can use any methods. but based on my observation in this class/school, students are ready if the content is delivered with enjoy and not really serious..

  2. radianekipur

    October 18, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Titiah, don’t ever think that you’ll teach the student like us. Fortunately if you found students like us but look the environment more deeply, are they familiar with doing lots of activity? Be independent Titiah, if your activity needs marker, or something else prepare it by your self before D-day. Good luck! 😀

    • titiahdewimasitoh

      October 18, 2011 at 6:00 pm

      Hay eki,,
      students SMA Y are very different with us and others private school. students are not very disciplined and the regulatio is not strict. but, there are very adequate for the facility in class.
      Actually, I do not know exactly whether they familiar with doing lots of activity..
      I got this problem from the first teaching, because of that, for others teaching I really know that I will prepare by myself before D-day..
      Thanks eki..

  3. Desyahrir Pertiwi

    October 18, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I do agree with joey and eki 🙂 if we can prepare our teaching aids by our self let’s did it. By showing our teaching aids sometimes it motivate students in learning because they saw that we are (teacher) really well prepared:). o ya sometime technology not always help us to make their learning effective. try to consider the students’ need 🙂 Success Titiah 🙂


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