Reflection Movie: “I Not Stupid”

02 Nov

Last week, we have different activity than before. Yeah, we have a movie class 😀 for one meeting. The movie’s title is “I Not Stupid”. It’s about three children who study in the same school. People judge them as stupid students, just because they are not good in Mathematics and English subjects. Its ‘judging’ makes they always look as annoying and weak students from the people’s judge. Actually, is not true at all.

The first student is Terry. He always obeys what his mother said. It makes his friends think that he does not have any principal about himself. Sometimes, his friends feel annoyed to him because of his behavior.

The second student is Bon Hook.  He is a poor boy. Every time he back from school, He always helps his mother to serve people who want to eat in their small restaurant. He is always disturbed by his cousin and his aunt who judge him as a stupid student.

The third student is Kok Pin. He is very good in drawing. But his mother always keeps him to be a master in Mathematics and English. Those are not his patience, actually. His mother always gives him pressure and negative reinforcement when he cannot get good mark in test or when he cannot do his homework.

One day, there is a teacher who teaches in their class. She told them that to mastering Mathematics and English subject (or whatever subjects), we have to be its friends. Try to understand its subject deeply and well. Never feel afraid to learn about it more. Finally, the students get extrinsic motivation from their teacher. After that, they always study those subjects harder. They study at home, by calling private teacher, or by discuss together after they back from school. Briefly, after all those activities, they face test in their school. Bon Hook gets a good mark, Terry in middle, and unfortunately, Kok Pin did not get a good mark. It makes him feel more afraid to face his mother at home.

Then, Kok Pin’s mother was sick and he is very sad. He works harder to get a good mark so that it can make his mother feel happy, but he can’t. He still cannot get a good mark although he has try harder and more. But One Day, his teacher come to Kok Pin and his family (his mother and father) and said that Kok Pin’s drawing won a drawing competition. He gets some prizes, and it makes his parents feel proud.

The movie tells us to not judge other people in one side. Like a teacher, teacher should not judge his/her students. Teacher should consider about the other things that his/her students have. For example, Kok Pin. Although he was not very good in Mathematics and English, his teacher did not judge him as a stupid student. The teacher consider about Kok Pin’s ability in drawing. The teacher always gives extrinsic motivation to her students, and it can build intrinsic motivation for students’ self.




Posted by on November 2, 2011 in Reflection week 6


5 responses to “Reflection Movie: “I Not Stupid”

  1. Shinta Puspita

    November 2, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Dear Hanna,
    When I read your reflection, I remember our topic on Humanistic Studies. 🙂
    Some people do judging and labeling to others people and make a stereotype about that.
    I think it is happen on that school.

    “Every students who enter EM3 class is stupid”. It is a kind of stereotype about stupidity.
    Fortunately, a teacher who teach on that class has different perspectives and belief the students who enter that class is not stupid.

    They just need more effort and help, to get better score & grade. 🙂

  2. mimitgugu

    November 2, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Yes, Hanna
    By giving extrinsic motivation, it can built intrinsic motivation for students’ self. No judging, no humble, but say yes to positive reinforcement, personal approach, or something that can motivate them to learn
    it’ll be work 🙂

    Mita Pustari

  3. masterzeld

    November 2, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Judging people from one side is very unwise. As we already know, every students do not has same ability in same field, they are human too not machine. They might have weaknesses in some fields but they must be have strength in other fields. So, before judging people we have to look more deeper into their personality, in which field they weak and in which field they show strength.

    About giving motivation, I think it is every teacher obligation to motivate their students to learn. Being a teacher is not only about teaching inside classroom, it also about make sure learning take place

  4. ratihanindiya

    November 2, 2011 at 9:41 am

    agree with you Hanna..
    that’s why teacher should care, understand, and know about students’ characteristic and their uniqueness of each.. 🙂


  5. trianaafriani

    November 2, 2011 at 10:37 am

    i do agree with u hanna, as a teacher we do not judging our students because it can influence their performance in learning. so become good teacher that can motivate and understand our students. 🙂


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