In this semester, I did teaching Experience in one school at Menteng . This is my first time to teach alone in the classroom and also do actions research in this school. I taught first grade for topic Quadratic equation. Before I teach the students in class X-1, I observed my master teacher when he taught the students in class XI-social about statistic. My master teacher is more teacher centered learning. He just explained and gave examples about statistical data. Some students were not looked enthusiastic in learning and not all students were being active in the class.
I want to give something different with my master teacher. I want to teach my students in class X-1 with cooperative learning by using TGT (Team Games Tournament). The method that I used is not fully TGT (Team Games Tournament), but just let the students work in group to increase their understanding , make sure that all of them understand about the topic and then give them individual test. The result of individual test will be depends on individual score and also mean of group score. So, each student in each group should be understood about the topic that we have learned. Individual test will be on different level. Each student in one group will get 1 problem that suitable with his/her understanding. But first of all, I have divided them into some group and each group consists of students that have different level of understanding (Based on the result of their mid-term test).
Why I use TGT (Tea Games Tournament)? It was because of used cooperative learning by group work for the first meeting in class X-1 is not effective enough. There are some students who still work individually even though in their group. Beside of that, students with low level of understanding were not actively participating in group work. When I ask some students to solve the problem, there are some students who were not really understand how to solve it. So, I used TGT (Team Games Tournament) to increase their motivation in learning math and also improve their understanding that can improve their achievement.
In other that, I learnt other thing. There is one of my students who a special student. He is gifted student. He is clever student, but for Mathematics only. My master teacher said that my special student is actually an autism student; he is the best in mathematics. One of my reason using TGT is because of him too. He has high level of understanding in math. 🙂
In other class, in class XI-Social, I met a special student too; she said that she is a half-autism. She has a very obsessive behavior with one thing that is about computer. She loves all about thing that related to technology. But, in learning other thing, she can’t concentrate if she is not sit down at front row.
From this experience, I get the point that my student in my class (he) and also student in social class are need more attention, care and motivation from us to feel that they feels. Last but not least, I just want to say actually my students has different characteristic and behavior, but I love all of them however they are! 🙂