Monthly Archives: December 2011

Article for Week 13

There are four basic areas in managing classroom: Establishing Classroom Climate – the arrangement and atmosphere in class; Conducting Class Efficiently – manage time and students; Reaching All Students – delivery, encouragement, teaching methods; Establishing Discipline – make rules and regulation.

In creating classroom climate teacher wants, first decide arrangement of class. Discuss with students how to arrange the class. Make agreement with students to keep maintain a comfortable environment.

By good time and students management the class will run efficiently. Both students and teacher have to aware the procedure of the class. So, the students will be more focus in learning and it will help students became more discipline.

There are three ways to reach all the students. First make your delivery variously. Use facial expression and body language. Second, encourage students to be active and do their best, show to them that you are believe they can do it. Third, use vary and interesting teaching strategies to make learning interesting.

Rules and regulations are important to maintain the class keeps under control and discipline. It will grow students respect in each other.

Rahayu Wilujeng K.

Nur Arifin

Ismi Apriliani

Triana Afriani


Posted by on December 20, 2011 in Articles


Twelfth Reflection


In this week, my friends and I have learned about Instructional Variables that could promote students’ motivation in learning there are introductory focus, personalization, involvement, and feedback. Before going to the main part of today’s lesson Ms Lydia ask us to express our feeling by giving short emoticon. Ms Lydia shows us a video about how kindergarten teacher could control their class effectively. That could be happen because teacher did their best to make a rule together with the students and use some movement when saying the rule at the beginning of the class. After that MS Lydia ask us to make a motivation session in group. My group choose topic about “how to be interesting teacher”. I can’t believe that we did motivation session outside the class. The motivator should have an enough self confidence when deliver their material. In my opinion Riyan have did their best to deliver the material, he use some concrete example and making interactive communication with the audience. I also thanks to the audience because they give us some feedback on the spot. After last group perform and get back to the class, I just realized that Ms Lydia didn’t give material yet about Instructional Variables that could promote students’ motivation and I know after did motivation session we have learned about technique for providing Introductory Focus, some technique are using problem or questioning and concrete examples. Thank you for reading. 🙂


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Posted by on December 14, 2011 in Reflection per week, Reflection week 12


Be a Motivator . . .

In this meeting, firstly Ms. Lidya asked us to show our feeling at that time with only express it through our face expression. Because of last night I slept late, so I showed sleepy expression. But, by looking my friends expression, it decrease my sleepy feelings, hehe, they were so funny 🙂

After that activity, Ms Lydia explained us about other things that influence student motivation to learn. It is an instructional variable. We were asked about what factors that makes students interest to the lesson or task, and we answered as follows: the lesson or task is about something new, useful, challenging, related to real life situation, makes curious, given in the right time, we need the knowledge, delivered by using visual aid, games, ICT, video or film, fun but still effective, there are some rewards, the teacher is humorist and not “killer”, combination activity with kinesthetic and visual, and the classmates are motivating.

We also watched a video about learning process in a kindergarten. On that video show us about the power of teacher instruction that makes students obey the rule through interesting way. After we watched that video, we discuss it in pair. Beside the positive effect from teacher instruction, we also find the limitation. We conclude that through that instruction, students may always wait teacher instruction, so they cannot increase their initiative, because on that video, teacher always give instruction for the whole activity in that class. That’s our opinion.

The last activity was motivation session. The blog’s groups were asked to become a motivator for our classmates. My group chose a topic about the motivation of our friends to be a teacher is about their own passion or only to find a job for their need (money). Through that motivation session, we hope that our friends will have a motivation to be a teacher not only about money. Unfortunately, my performance was not going well, it because of lack of preparation. But, from this session I learnt much about other group performance and also my group. Aida Rahmi 2009110014


Posted by on December 13, 2011 in Reflection per week, Reflection week 12


Reflection Week 12

In the last meeting we learnt about Instructional variables, how we develop students interest in learning activities. First, Ms.Lydia asks us to show our expression what we feel without any voice. Because I felt so excited so I show ‘extra’ smile to them :p

“Learning would be interesting if . . .” for me learning would be interesting if I have classmate that can respect and care each other, because it makes me feel more comfortable and be more interesting to learn. We share and discuss it together. After that we watch a video about teaching and learning situation in one class. That video show us how teachers’ instruction can makes students feel interested to learn. We also discuss it with peers. It’s as easy as looked because teachers can easily control the students, but we believe that teacher needs to careful in giving instruction. Teachers also have to get students attention in the lesson beginning. It is Introdutory Focus like what Ms.Lydia explain, so a lesson beginning can attracts students attention and provides a conceptual framework for the lesson.

Next activity is the most interesting activity because Ms.Lydia ask us to present something that can be motivate other friends, in other word we act like a real motivator. Huaaaaaa  It’s will not be easy. In my group; Dian, Riyan, and I, we motivate other friends to be a fashionable teacher. So we try to makes others knows how to be a fashionable as a teachers because students will be more interesting to learn if teachers dressed in a neat. Actually we did that motivate session in outside campus, it makes us little bit shame. In other side, we really enjoy because Ms. Lydia act like a friend with us.

Mita Pustari


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Posted by on December 13, 2011 in Reflection week 12



Reflection week 12

The first thing we do when class starts is to express our feelings with facial language. We express our faces alternately with the circular. I see their faces very funny when you’re expressing it.
Our topic this week is variable instruktional. The focus of the initial introduction say about the lessons that interest students and provide a conceptual framework for the lesson. Teachers should make learning meaningful or enjoyable meeting. It can be motivating for students because they love the topic, not a teacher. Personalization is about connecting the subject with real-life situations. With this, students will be motivated if they know the purpose and application in real life.
After that, Ms.Lydia asked us to play a role as a motivator to motivate prospective teachers. Before playing a role, we conducted a small discussion of the group. When the discussion, we actually feel the confusion about the topic we choose. Finally, we find an interesting topic that teachers fashionable. We will train a new generation of teachers how to be fashionable teacher who can be role models and the center of attention.
Group I had the first opportunity to do so. It made me nervous group. Although the performance should be done outside the campus, which is so hot and crowded, the group I just go ahead and focus on what we will convey to our audience. Ruth did his part well. A lot of funny things are really beyond my expectations ….  🙂


Nia Salamah




Posted by on December 13, 2011 in Reflection week 12


Reflection week 12

As usual MMSEL course is very exciting for me. At the first time, Ms Lydia asked us to make a big of circle. Then, we had to express our feeling, it was a funny activity, because i saw how my friends expressed their feeling in many ways. 🙂

Last week, Ms Lydia explains about instructional variables which are promoting students motivation in the class. There are four parts of instructional variables, The variables are introductory focus, personalization, involvement and feedback. Introductory focus is about lesson beginning, how the teacher attract students attention and image of the lesson. Teacher should make an interesting part but meaningful on the beginning of the lesson, it can influence of students motivation to learn also get response and good initial assessment of students. Personalization is about how the teacher make connection between students lives and material given. It can help student to understand more about the material, and it can motivate students to learn. The teacher can use real life example to link the material and students lives, because its familiar of students lives. involvement is about how the teacher involve students in learning process. the teacher can involve students in groups, games or activities in the class. And for feedback is about how the teacher giving feedback that can increase intrinsic and self efficacy of students.

After Ms Lydia explains about that, she showed us video. the video is about how the teacher giving instruction and handle the classroom. the video was inspiring for me, because i saw even teacher and students are enjoy in the class. the teacher use variety activities to make students understand the material. Then, we did discussion in pair about the video.

After discussion, we did role play. Ms.Lydia asked us to join with our group. my group are Ipin, Ismi, ayu and I. The theme of our role play is doubt become a teacher. we tried to motivated the audience for not doubt become a teacher. and the motivator of my group is Ipin, he did great job for that. 🙂

Thats all for my reflection, see you 🙂

Triana Afriani



Posted by on December 13, 2011 in Reflection week 12, Uncategorized


Role play as motivator

At the beginning of class, Ms Lidya asked us to express our feeling by showing it in our face.  Many kind of faces expression are showed, but most of it are happy expression. For me happy is the exact expression to describe our feeling before we began the lesson.

Then Ms Lidya asked us what are things that make us interest. We shared our ideas to two different person. For me, I really enjoy stories. Whether it is from movie, books or oral such as gossip, hhe… Other thing is money. Ms Lidya tell us to make students have good motivation in learning we should embed their interest into learning activity.

Next activity we are asked to perform as motivator like what we used to watch in television. In groups we discuss about how we will hold a motivation session. Then we decide our topicwill be how to erase doubt feeling  especially in becoming a teacher. We choose this topic based on phenomenom we found in some students. There are still many students who have doubt to make teacher as their profession.

Ipin is our representative from our group. We think Ipin is the most suitable person among us. One phrase that really good from my point of view is when we want to erase all negative things, then DON’T do it. Simple but difficult.

Other group performances are also interesting. There are groups who held meditation session. Other make the motivation session as talk show.  Athough we do the activity in the staircase in front of the doorway, we are not ashamed to show off.

As teacher, become a good motivator is also important. From my opinion, good motivator has to understand students feeling.

Rahayu Kinasih



Posted by on December 13, 2011 in Reflection week 12


Reflection week 12

At week 12 in MMSEL course, we learned about instructional variables. In this reflection I will emphasize on introductory focus. Introductory focus is about how teacher can engage students at the beginning of the lesson. For me, it is one of the hardest challenge in teaching.

How teacher start the lesson will influence how students will involve in the teaching and learning process. As teacher we need to be creative in starting a lesson. I learned that there are many ways to start a lesson. Teacher can start the lesson by giving questions or cases that relate to the topic. However, there are so many things that we can use to open our lesson. Teacher need to think what activities that can attract students into the lesson.

In the week 12, we did a role play again. We are divided into some groups and every group have to prepare to present a motivation session. It was quite challenging for me, because actually I did not have any ideas how to do it. Fortunately, from the discussion we got idea how to present a motivation session. Ipin, one of my group member had a role as a motivator. I had a role as the moderator of that session. I tried to start the session by a kind of greeting that familiar to my classmate. It was “oooiii, penontoooon.” Then, the audience answered it spontaneously by said, “oooooiii.” I think that I was success to attract them to that motivation session.

From the role play, I learned that to start a lesson we need to know our audience. For a teacher, it means that she/he need to know her/his students well. After that, we can adjust what kind of opening that we can use to attract our students. Sometimes, may be teacher need to think “out of the box” how to start his/her lesson, because the introduction will influence how the whole lesson will work.

Ismi Apriliani



Posted by on December 13, 2011 in Reflection week 12


Reflection on week 12

The topic for this week was about Instructional variable. Before we began the lesson, Ms. Lidya asked us to think and share about something that we like and it also interesting for us. I thought about shopping, it is very interesting for me because I like to see the items (cuci mata) in the store, Mall,ect and if there are cheap and there is a discount or sale, I’m really like it and I’ll try to buy it. Next, it related with the topic today, Instructional variable. There are four factors that developing interest in learning activities.

First, introductory focus is about how to attract students’ attention in beggining the lesson and provide a conceptual framework for the lesson. Second is personalization, teacher attempt to connect the topics with students life in order to increase students’ interest in learning activity.Third is involvement, students are actively participating in a learning activities. Teacher can promote involvement by using open-ended question and hands-on activities. Fourth, feedback is about learning progress that essential for both learning  and motivation. Feedback follows a formative assessment, exercise to guide teaching and the student’s learning. When feedback indicates that competence is increasing, self-efficacy and self-determination both improve, and intrinsic motivation increases.

The next activity, Ms. Lidya asked us to make a role play about an event that give motivation to the teacher candidate. My group consists of Huda, Evik and Novani. Evik has a role as a motivator, Huda as a presenter, Novani and I as guests. We would give motivation about multiple intelligences. Based on Howard Gardner theory, multiple intelligences have eight basic intelligences. They are linguistic-verbal, logical-mathematical, visual-spatial, bodily-kinesthetics, musical-rhythmic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalist. In our role play, I am as Valentina Risa, a person who is strong bodily-kinesthetics because I am a rider. Novani as Agnes Mo Cerai, a person who is strong musically-rhythmic because she is a singer. We had different capability. So in learning process, we has strength and weaknesses. But, we can use our strength in multiple intelligences to develop our weaknesses. For example, Novani as a singer, she is weak numerically, it will be more likely to develop numerical through music. She is tried according to her ability and not force beyond her ability.

Titiah Dewi Masitoh


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Posted by on December 13, 2011 in Reflection week 12


Week 12: Instructional Variable & Motivation Session

Last week, MMSEL class was very different with previous class. Most of MMSEL class last week spent in an activity, outdoor activity, motivation session. Before that activity begun, Ms. Lidya asked us to show our emotion that day, whether happy, sad, sleepy, or whatever emotion that day without say even a word. We have to use our face to express our feeling. So many expression appears, but mostly is happy, about me of course still sleepy hehehehe. After showing our face expression, we continued to watching video (thanks to Ratih for remind me about this). The video shows teacher who gave instruction to students and the students seems very well prepared for these instructions. In my opinion, it takes times to make students do something like that, and it was amazing.

Next activity learns about Instructional Variables. The instructional variables divided into four parts, introductory focus, personalization, involvement, and feedback. First is introductory focus, it means teacher should be able to create a beginning or opening of a class that attract students’ attention. Besides attract students’ attention, opening activity also should be able to provide a conceptual framework for students. Hence, the expected result is students’ attention gained and they got conceptual knowledge of the material.

Second is personalization, it means that teacher should be able to make connection between the material and students’ live. This is also important for help students to get the main concept of the material. The common example is contextual learning that related the learning material into real life condition.

The main activity in last week is motivation session. We were divided based on article’s posting group to create a motivation session. In my group which consists of Novani, Evik, Titiah, and I choose multiple intelligences as main topic to be delivered. Then, we began to discuss the technical aspects and how we will deliver the material. Based on discussion, Evik was chosen as motivator, Novani as Agnes Mocerai, Titiah as Valentina Rissa, and I as moderator. Then, when our turn comes we begin the role play. The main point of role pay is to convey the teacher candidates/audiences that students are unique; they have different need and different interest in learning. So, as teacher we have to aware and do not force what we want to them.

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Posted by on December 13, 2011 in Reflection week 12


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