We are inviting teachers into our flipped classroom again this year.
We start teaching our Secondary 3 Express and Normal Academic (Out of Stream) classess our descriptive writing strategy from day two of school this term and have now move on to the second cycle of our teaching approach. In the second cycle we utilise flipped classroom pedagogy.
If you remember we shared in a post last year how we teach descriptive writing. We adopts a back and forth approach between (a) explicitly focused on illustrating the different elements in the technique as well as (b) monitor and provide feedback of student’s demonstration of learning. This we carry out over three cycles. To know what the cycles are about, please read our post here.
If you are an educator and would like to observe our flipped classroom for descriptive writing, do drop us an email or sms and we will provide you the padlet link.
Finally our Mini Monsters has arrived all the way from the US!
We were waiting for this throughout the school holidays. The wait is now over and it is worth waiting. The final product just looks amazing! We can’t wait to try this teaching and learning aid with our lower secondary classes.
Oh btw, the Mini Monsters is an oral guides we designed to help warm our lower secondary students to our oral strategies. We’ll discuss more about what it can do in the Mini Monsters Oral Guides page in due time.
We have not made our Mini Monsters Oral Guides public by publishing it in The Game Crafter for anyone who would like to buy it but we hope to do that soon and announce it in the Mini Monster Oral Guides page.
If you have any query about about this amazing teaching and learning aid, do drop us an email.
Our PLT project this year is the Saya Pelajar A1 Collectibles which we introduce to our graduating class who will be sitting for the Malay Language O Level Examinations in June. We use these collectibles as a teaching resource to invoke our students’ affective domain in order to motivate them to work harder to achieve distinctions in their O Level Examinations for Malay Language.
Details of our journey in coming up with these collectibles can be found here. We documented our journey in the longest ever post we had written. Happy reading! We hope that you gleam useful lessons from our experiences. : )
The above is the first lesson of our PLT project. The lesson is called ‘Cross The Line’. ‘Cross The Line’ focuses on helping students to set targets for their Malay Language O Level Examinations in June, identify possible challenges and solutions to overcome those challenges, and finally learn from alumni who scored distinctions in the previous Malay Language O Level Examinations.
This first lesson is the first of five installments where we will repeat segments of the first lesson again throught the first semester before our students sit for their O Level Examinations for Malay Language in June. We do this so that our students are often reminded of their targets and can track their progress visually. Puzzled? Just check out the video and you can find more details here.
And finally, if you would like to carry out this PLT project with your graduating students this year, do get in touch with us. We would love to learn from you!
Earlier on we shared a post on Souvenir Magenets to show you how Cikgu Maizurah developed in her Secondary 1 NA/NT (SBB) students a precursory oral skill (storytelling personal experiences before an audience) before teaching them oral strategies. Still on the note of developing precursory skills, in the video above Cikgu Maizurah again demonstrated how she taught her Secondary 1 NT students what tone to use as a precursory sms and email skill before teaching them how to write sms and email for a component in their Paper 1 examination.
As educators, we now see the need to identify precursory skills that our NT and NA/NT (SBB) students lack, and develop these skills before teaching the strategies to do well for their Malay Language examinations. We hope that this sharing will inspire us to design innovative, creative and effective lessons for the benefits of our NT & NA/NT (SBB) students.
This is the second series of videos where some of the students who scored distinctions in the June ML O level exams volunteered to share their success recipe. The videos serve as good motivation resources for future graduating students working towards ML distinctions. You can view all the videos here; https://karangkutu.com/pelajar-cemerlang-series/
Wow! We didn’t expect the prototype for our Professional Learning Team (PLT) project next year to look this good. What is our PLT project all about? We will make the announcement when the time is right. You’ll be excited to know what we are working on. For now, let’s keep it under wrap. We will proceed to order 40 sets of this prototype from the Game Crafter for our graduating students next year.