My school experience has finished. I got so many lesson learn from this experience. But, from this I only want to share what are already happen in second week of my school experience. In the second week, I started to use my plan. My plan was to have an action research. I had design all about my research, and I hope it would work well as I want.
I taught X-B class on Sunday and Tuesday. Topic that I taught was about Quadratic Equation. Specifically, it was about sum and multiplication product of quadratic equation factor. On the first day, based on my plan, I will give a lecture to explain the material and give example to them. After that, I divided my class into eight groups consisted of five students. There were quite many groups because there were thirty nine students in the class. It was quite difficult to manage this class. Beside that, my voice was in trouble, because my power of voice was decrease. My students did not listen to me well, and could not focus to the lesson.
After that, I gave them exercises for them. They did it with their group. I assumed my students can do the exercise well, but I was wrong. My students had a difficult to do exercise. To anticipate this condition, I scaffold each group to do exercise. Actually, almost my students had a difficult to solve the exercise. When the students had a same problem, we discussed the problem and solve together. After class, I ask them to review the lesson more, because we will have Team Games Tournament (TGT) session on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, I had prepared the entire instrument well. I hope this session will be more successful. But, the condition was different. Many students still not understand about the topic. Because of this condition, I had to explain more about the topic. This exploited my time to have Team Games Tournament (TGT) session. After that, I asked them back to their group. I gave the instruction and the regulation. Then, I gave five problems for each group member. They looked very enjoy in this session, but some of them can not solve the problem that I gave. I think they motivated in doing that, because they think that the activity was unique. I was very glad at the time.
I think my students need a motivation activity to improve their learning. Motivation is very important thing in learning process. Without a motivation, our students have no spirits in learning.
Nur Arifin (2009110006)