Our Collectibles Are Here!

We had ordered 50 sets of Kami Pelajar A1 collectibles from The Game Crafter and they had arrived last month. These collectibles are achievement cards meant to invoke in our graduating students superhuman effort so that they work hard to get distinctions for their coming Malay O Level Examinations this June.

Why we do this and how did we get here? We record our journey in our blog here. Do check it out. We will be updating our blog from time to time. We hope that our journey inspires many Malay teachers to try out our approach with their graduating students in the coming years.

We have not published our collectibles in The Game Crafter for public purchase, but we will do that soon. Now we are just excited experimenting them with our graduating students.

We started the year with several teaching clinics where we nurse our graduating students back to competency in the various learning strategies that we taught them last year. We have learnt sadly that the long November and December holidays last year have taken the bite out from what they used to know.

We ran the clinics throughout the whole of Term 1 and our graduating students were required to submit various assignments as part of their rehabilitation. We are pleased to share that many of them did well for these assignments and we are confident that they will continue to do well as we gear them up for more assignments in the coming Term 2.

We look forward to having many among them earning their first collectibles in Term 2. Who would that be and what collectibles will be first up for grab? We’ll see and we will be reporting that to you. Stay tune!

CROSS THE LINE ~ The Target Setting Activity Visually!

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!

Pelajar Cemerlang Series 2

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/

What a Box of Surprise!

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.

Our Start Right Programme

We engage our Secondary 3 Express and Normal Academic (Out of Stream) students to utilize their end of the year holidays well so that they will have a head start when school reopens. These students barely have five months before they sit for their Malay Language O Level Examinations next year. We thought of sharing this with you should it benefit you as well.

TUTLA FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN THE N3 CLUSTER SCHOOLS

Great news!
The 70 sets of Tutla that we ordered using our N3 cluster funding have arrived yesterday. We will start distributing them to the N3 secondary schools offering Malay language from next Tuesday. Each school will receive 10 sets of Tutla. We hope students from these secondary schools will have fun and enjoy learning the rules of the Malay language from playing Tutla.

Moving on, we will produce a series of videos in the coming months to share ideas on how to play Tutla. We will place these video here: https://karangkutu.com/tutla/ 

Do check them out.

How to order Tutla
We have received queries from teachers from other secondary schools who would like to purchase Tutla. You can order Tutla directly from the Game Crafter here: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/tutla. The Game Crafter will provide you with invoice for your order.

While we are the designers of Tutla, we engaged the Game Crafter to produce Tutla for us. We do not keep excess stock of Tutla and order new sets from the Game Crafter whenever the need arises.

The Game Crafter is located in the US and we choose the Game Crafter to produce Tutla because it allows us to order Tutla sets in small numbers.

Funding from MLLPC
We plan to apply funding to produce 500 sets of Tutla from the Malay Language Learning and Promotion Committee (MLLPC). If the funding is approved we look forward to organize a series of workshops in the coming years to share ideas with teachers how to use Tutla in their classrooms. At the end of the workshops, we will distribute the Tutla sets to the participants for free.

Do pray that we get the funding!

For further queries on Tutla, do drop us an email.

Cheers ; )