I Am Never Stupid

01 Nov

The previous meeting of MMSEL class was exciting. Why? It was because the class was just watching a movie, wonderful movie. The movie was “I Not Stupid”. The movie was very amazing because it was very touching. It told us about the effort of students with learning disabilities who stayed in the low level class. They were very unfortunate because they always got un-motivating teachers who made their self-esteem down. The teachers used to underrate the students. They didn’t believe in students’ abilities just because they stayed at the worst class. It was not fair because the teachers didn’t give them opportunity to expect their future. People also judged that those students will never be able to success. It was really ironic because those students need motivation to strengthen their belief in expectation. People never let them to expect brighter future for their life.

Moreover, the three mates who were the main actors had problem in their family. One student had been fulfilled their physiological needs more than the two others. Nevertheless, he was not given opportunity by his parents to develop his belief in ability. His parents always spoiled him and never let him to do something hard. It made him felt useless in the life. He was never able to help people. It really distracted his self-determination because everything he did was controlled by his parents.

Another student found difficult to study because he had to help his mother handling the store. It affected his academic because he always got bad score, whereas he had a very potential ability in academic. Helping his mother made him distracted to develop his ability. It made him didn’t realize his self-efficacy.

The last student was very-very tragic. His mother forced him to master in English and Mathematics, whereas they wasn’t his interest. He was genius in art; painting, but his mother didn’t agree with him. She always hit him every time he got bad score. It made his need of safety in his own home wasn’t fulfilled. Even, he intended to commit to suicide. He needed to actualize his talent in art, but no one care about it.

Fortunately, a new teacher came to their life. She was a very motivating teacher and always believed in her students’ ability. She helped her students to achieve as well as possible. She never underestimated her students. It made the three mates strived to learn hard. Their scores increased, even one of them could achieve high score above the average. And the potential student in art was free to express his feeling into painting. Even, the teacher helped him to actualize his ability by sending his painting into international competition and won the 2nd winner. The teacher really fulfilled their needs in learning. The movie was very inspiring.

Faqih Al Adyan



Posted by on November 1, 2011 in Reflection week 6


3 responses to “I Am Never Stupid

  1. vaniuno

    November 1, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    from your reflection, i can see that the environment will affect students behavior. When the student forced by his mother, we can see that his parents affect his behavior in learning. He struggle to get good mark as his mother asked, but we know that he don’t really motivated by that way. When a new math teacher came and support the students, and also believe on their ability to get what they want, The students feel appreciated by the teacher.
    Nice reflection faqih 🙂

  2. andifirmansyahmmsel

    November 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    hai Faqih that was great reflection
    i agree with you that was tragic story but look by a great motivation anything can chance to be great one 🙂

  3. joeypandjaitan

    November 1, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Dear Faqih,

    well, I noticed that you mention about learning disabilities. Would you mind to explore more about that? I also agree with your statement that the teacher can fulfill students’ needs. In other words, the teacher also can become an extrinsic motivation for their students.

    Jonathan Saputra


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