First week in my Teaching Experience, I have so many experiences in the school. I’ve got a school near my Campus, South Jakarta. At the first day, some of my friends (who got the same school) and I have to attend the ceremony at school. In the middle of the ceremony, the school committee introduced us to the students, so the students will be familiar with us. In fact, I have a class today. But I told my master teacher only for observe him in this day. I planned that I would start to teach in class on Wednesday. Besides, my class have three times meeting for Mathematics lessons. There are on Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday. In this week, I choose Wednesday and Thursday for me to teach in class.

When I observed my master teacher taught, I see the class situation was noisy enough. The teacher gives the students some notes, then gives examples, explain that in front of the class. After that, the students were asked to do the exercises. Some of them look like confused. They did not know how to do the exercises. Even though, teacher have explained them twice and detailed. This condition becomes my ‘notes’ for my teaching in next days.

On Wednesday, I have a chance to teach in class XI Science 2. I taught about Trigonometry, “Rumus kosinus dan sinus jumlah dan selisih dua sudut”. In this day, I planned to teach use Guided Discovery Learning method. I explain them first about how to find the formula of cosine for add and subtraction of two angles. I made them into some groups, and asked them to do the worksheet which I gave them. But I think Guided Discovery Learning method is not work well to them, because most of them were still confused about what they want to do with that worksheet. Even though, I have explained them for some times. Some of them look like did not want to do that. I tried to be more patience to face them. I explained more and more. Finally, the bell was ringing. It means that the lesson was finish. They have not finished their work yet. So, I explained again in front of the class to finish the topic.

The second day I taught, I continued the previous lesson. Then, I gave them the exercises. I explained about sinus and tangen too. I give them the exercises again, to make them more understand. I walk around the class to see their work, they ask me if there are any difficulties. Today, the class situation was quieter. I feel more comfort with it.

After that, I got feedback from my master teacher. He said that I have to give them more exercises and the exercises should be more varies, so it could be improve their critical thinking more. He gave me some else feedback and it can be my guidelines to improve my teaching well.

~hanna 🙂

Desyahrir Pertiwi

October 18, 2011 at 11:20 am

nice experience Hanna 🙂 I do agree that mathematics is about doing exercise. Exercises make us perfect in math. But we also should consider about the students’ need. In other words we not only give them vary of exercises but also we should differentiated the way in delivering the exercise. It will be more interesting I guess. Success Hanna 🙂

mimitgugu

October 18, 2011 at 4:10 pm

well Hana :), we have same topics is about trigonometric formula :b

The first meeting in my class, i also gave them worksheet that can be guide them to find some of trigonometric formula. Firstly they little bit confuse but after they doing the worksheet i also ask some of them to present their work and we discuss together. By friends’ presentation and the discussion, they be more understand 🙂

YES Dessy and Hanna, strongly agree with you also about the exercise. More practice, more understand 😀

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Shinta Puspita

October 19, 2011 at 9:53 am

Dear hanna,

I agree if you give the students more various exercises.

Because, when the students do more exercises, then the students can get more experiences about the topic through the exercise.

Good Luck!