In week 4 we are doing Teacher Experience (TE) in different school. I was placed in SMA Labschool Kebayoran with some of my friends. We were given opportunity to teach and to conduct classroom action research.
In first week of TE, I have been observing once and teaching once in XI social class. I observed the class on first day. My master teacher is a favorite teacher. She is very understanding. Her explanation is systematic and easy to understand.
From what I see, one of the students’ motivation in mathematics is score. They will actively participate if teacher gives them additional score, yet they become less determine if the teacher not gives a reward. The teacher is not the strict type, but she quite firm.
In second day, I began to teach them. I was really nervous because it was my first time to teach alone. One of the difficulties that I got when teaching is to manage the class. I was overwhelm to handle the students. When I explaining, some students did not listen to me. Even tough I have run out of voice because I speak loud continuously. I have to remind them many times about our agreement that we make before which is we have to respect and listen to those who speaking in front of the class.
I asked the students to do some exercises in front of the class. I give them additional score as reward if they answered correctly. Unexpectedly more than half of the class do the exercise correctly. However, they still disobey the rules. They really noisy and even play the music loudly. I have to ask them to stop repeatedly.
From my first experience of teaching alone, I have a conclusion that I lack the ability to control and manage the class.