English Teacher, Me?

I teach Science for almost 8 years now. And I am a bloody good Science teacher too - meaning I can make students understand and REALLY remember the difficult concepts and by that, pass tests if they are willing to learn (but I cannot make ALL of them study, I am not SUPER-TEACHER after all).

I taught Physics too for 6 years, and I am quite proud to say that EVERY student of mine passed their final exam; I do aim for quantity (0% failure), quality will depend on the students themselves. I love teaching Physics to the brighter students but.... the crop that was presented to me is mostly mediocre.

Last year, it was decided that I did not have to teach Physics anymore because a more capable (and older) teacher had arrived. But this week, almost 4 months after that decision, I might have to teach the subject after all. You see, the new Physics teacher was given a new timetable to teach ONLY the English subject. It wasn't her fault (she's a dear old girl), ANOTHER English teacher was transferred to a different school, and the lack of expertise in the subject matter made few choices of candidates.

But that's not the exciting news of the week... I was also asked to teach English to the lower forms! The offer was sudden, and at first I thought that it was a naughty joke. But when the offer was repeated thrice, I'd say - wow! I never said no, because English is not a difficult subject for me. My favourite subject was English in boarding school (1991-1995).

So, next week I will add  Physics again (and lose my Civic classes) to my Science teaching schedule. Of the English subject classes, the matter isn't really decided yet. But I am not someone who backs away from a challenge. I do want to introduce them to how a Science teacher teaches English in class.

It might be epic :)  


TechnoBabe said...

I see it is already Saturday where you are. Did you write the note in the picture? Is that the pen you bought a few months ago? It is good to hear that you are happy to be teaching Physics again, and English as well. Good job, teacher.

Casey Freeland said...

Congratulations Shadow! I just got my iPad. I have to go now.

Aizan Suhaira said...

English can't be taught. You need to practice it in order to be good at it. Languages are like that.

There's no fast and easy way. It's not like maths.

But hell, what do I know? I can't even differentiate a noun from a pronoun. And I don't know what the flying f*ck a verb is.

I guess I have very bad english.

And oh, good luck teaching the kids one of the hardest language to learn and understand.

With the idiots that come out of a mothers womb of late, you need all the luck you can get.

Gee, I sound very bitter don't I? Hmm.. I wonder why.

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

TechnoBabe; The pic is not mine (usually I'd mention it if it was). My handwritten words are shorter and smaller, and if tired, a bit unreadable. :)

Thanks for the wish.

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Casey Freeland; :) Go play with the new toy and then tell us all about it :)

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Aizan; Maybe it's the stress. The stress :)

et said...

You reminds of my high school physics teacher who's the reason of my love for science and my first inspiration in that sense :) :)

et said...

And i loved the sunflowers!

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

et; Thanks et!

We LOVE sunflowers!!!

Tenchi said...

never meet a Malay's English teacher before...

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