Basic Education Core Curriculum is used by PSRU Demonstration School. Nevertheless, the teacher told me that every school develop their own curriculum based on the students needed. Therefore, there will be quite different for every school.
Teaching plan related to your major
Teaching plan which I used in PSRU demonstration school is AFS Teaching Plan. Actually, it is not quite different with my own teaching plan when I got in Teaching English for Young Learner (TEYL) class. Therefore, I can understand it, but I get difficulties how to set the class because they are young learner and I have less experience for teaching your learner. But then, my cooperating teacher helped me and gave some suggestion about my teaching plan. Then, she also gave me suggestion to make some media to deliver the material.
After doing the observation, I understand about how the teacher
tried to make the students understand by using fun way. The teacher made game
before going to the material. Then the most important is introduce the vocabulary
because we know that English is as a foreign language which means a lot of them
don’t speak English in their home. By introducing the vocabulary, teacher can
use English language for the whole class and make them enjoy with that.
The other hand, how the teacher gives a simple reward for them. The English class is in the different room, so teacher made the class being 6 large group for 40 students. Teacher gave a group score if they do something appropriately or even just because of their attitude. But this score is not directly count in their real score, it is only the way to control the students. I do learn about how to appreciate their effort and motivate them to learn English more.
Their learning materials and innovation
The teacher said that she developed the material, so the teacher doesn’t depend on the text book. It will make the students bored if she teaches depend on the textbook. The teacher develops the material and she makes the own worksheet for every material. The effect is the students will also think that they can play while learn something. A lot of worksheet is consist of some pictures which the students can color it by themselves. Therefore, they will enjoy the class and understand the material.
Sources of learning and technology used by the teachers
teacher also used some properties like picture which stick on the whiteboard,
video, and other property. this properties were not only for warming up but
also they were used as a main to teach the students about the material.
Therefore, the properties would help the students to increase the vocabulary
and to remember it while the repetition.
The teacher made 6 group in every class is part of how to control and make the students understand. this way would make the smart students to help another students in group for learning the material. On another hand, this way will make the students easily to understand while seeing what their friends do in the group.
Authentic assessment used by the teachers
At first teacher used worksheet, final test, and the
activeness of the student in the classroom. Even, the worksheet is only for
practice but teacher also can know about how far the students understand or if
in the worksheet they still have lower score, teacher will give them remedial
to help them understand about the material.
The assessment is about what they have talked about in the
class. Then, worksheet will help students to learn about last material because
it will stick on their books. The other one, the assessment can be vocabulary
test. This test seems like review about their vocabulary during this class.
Meeting room of PSRU Demontration School, When we got school orientation.
Pibulsongkram Rhajabat University Demonstration School is school which since 2004 The king of Thailand changed the name of school became Pibulsongkram Rhajabat University Demonstration School. Then, since 2008 PSRU allocated the budget to construct the building in PSRU Demonstration school. The building consists of 2, there are elementary building and primary building. The vision itself it “to provide education in accordance with learning development and learn with fun.”
2. Academic support system
PSRU Demonstration School provide some facilities for the students:.
In this library the students don’t only read a book but also can play some mathematics game or access an internet learning. Therefore, the students can play and learn at the same time. The right side of the library, there is a stage which can used for teaching and learning process.
In this school there is an
indoor place which the students can play badminton or other sport. On the other
hand, there is a yard whom the students can play football.
PSRU Demonstration School has cooking class which the students can practice to make some kind of dessert or other dishes. Therefore, they have life skill to survive in the future. The teacher chose simple dishes to make students easily to do it in their home.
The other facility is CCTV to monitor their children in the school. It makes the parent easily to know what their children do during the class or to know what is their children respond during the class.
3. Teaching system
This school used moving class. Therefore, one of two subjects are in the same class for the example is English Class. 4th grade until 6th grade use in 1st floor, so teacher can decorate and prepare many stuffs over there. Then, for 2nd grade and 3rd grade, there is class in 3rd floor or I can say the same floor with their original class. Then for 1st grade, the students learn in their own class for all of subject. Some teacher used their own worksheet to make the students more interesting about the material.
4. Materials and other learning sources
subjects are English, Math, Science, Thai Language, History, Social, Sport,
Computer, and life skill Class. Teachers do not use a book for practice but
some of them also create their own worksheet. All of class has LED TV for
showing PPT or video during teaching and learning process. Some of them make
real learning by command the students to bring fish with the water.
The students have several books like the real book for learning, notebook for their own worksheet, and practice book. Therefore, they will easier to learn about that material.
5. Measurement and evaluation system
The evaluation of PSRU Demonstration School is used test, worksheet, and how the students act during teaching and learning process. The test is for final examination only, but worksheet is given every meeting. Therefore, students can learn from their home, because the students have exercise book and they leave the book in the school. The other hand, teacher also asses how student’s respond during the process teaching and learning.
PSRU Demonstration school used Basic Education Core Curriculum from the government but PSRU Demonstration School develops curriculum depends on the students need. Therefore, this school will have different things from the other school.
7. Teaching plan
teaching plan, first we have discussion with the teacher about which the
teaching plan we will used. Then, we used an AFS teaching plan format.
Actually, the lesson plan is quite same with my own English teaching plan. It is
not quite different; it is simple and easy to understand.
the last week, we had some evaluation of our performance and I learned a bit
about their historical place. This place around an hour because it was
different city. I looked about the old city in the Thailand. It was nice for knowing
about the place.
In this week, I tasted many Thai food, I
don’t know the name but it was nice and delicious. Then, we did closing
ceremony by performing traditional dance and singing traditional song from
several places in Indonesia. And some of students from PSRU Demonstration
School performed one of dance from Thailand.
At the time, we presented how Indonesia is and told to them about diversity by showing some picture. Then, unconsciously my friends and I came from different race so we wore different traditional clothes. I was so sad at the time because I would leave them soon with the valuable memories.
In the third week, I did my full practice
time. At first, My cooperating teacher decided me the grade and the material
about what would be taught to the students. My cooperating teacher and I
discussed about the lesson plan and also about the material. Then, after we
fixed for my teaching is P4 Thantawan and P4 Banchuen.
On the Monday, my first full teaching practice, I got problem with organizing the class because My cooperating teacher told me suddenly to teach P4 Thantawan class after the flag ceremony. After the teaching practice she gave me some comment like, I had to be louder in the class to give them instruction. Then, I just skipped some step of teaching and I needed more preparation.
On the next day, I had full teaching
practice again. But She said that I improved but I had to be aware with the
stuff because a lot of students still did not about what the stuff is. But she
said that I did better performance and could handle the class.
In this 3rd week, I also faced final exam for teaching assessment. I taught P4 Banchuen for my final exam as the result of discussion with my cooperating teacher. Then, I prepared some stuff and other things which support my performance. But I thought I enjoyed a lot the class and I could control the class.
On 12th August at 1:30 p.m. I arrived in Phitsanulok and met Mr. Buncha with his wife. Then, He took us in dorm near the school and told what we have to do and asked what we really need. But, In the evening He took us to have dinner outside and told me about my activities for the next day.
The next day, we met Teacher Yo. She
accompanied us for going around and told us about how this school running. She
told me that every day in PSRU demonstration school did flag ceremony. In this
school, there is a good habit to improve English skill because we know that
English in Thailand is for foreign language. Therefore, every student of PSRU
have to read the word according to their grade and spell it. In this school,
Teacher design a fun English learning. Then, while in the middle of flag
ceremony one of the representative students would repeat the English word,
spelling it and translate it to Thai language.
In this first day in PSRU Demonstration
School, I just understood how the value of religion indeed in every life part.
I could see it while in flag ceremony and how each person in school respect
each other and greeting it.
In the afternoon we discussed with Teacher Yo about our schedule for teaching and learning and another topic. Then, we just move around the school with Teacher Nat. Then, I knew that student moved to other class. Therefore, there is specific class like English room and other room. Then, teacher especially English teacher decorated it as his/her interest to make the students enjoy the process teaching and learning. Then, we also got an Thai Class, we learn about simple conversation or word which used in classroom.
On the 14th august, I started
to observe 2 class for 4th grade and 5th grade. At first,
we observe Mr. Yo when she taught 4th grade students about countable
and uncountable noun. She used a
creative worksheet which be a warming up for the students. Therefore, students
could find what is countable and uncountable noun by coloring the same things.
Teacher Yo tried to engage the students to the material by provide the workshop
which noun consist of cake and ice cream picture to fill it by word. Then, students colored ice cream and cupcake
picture. They looked so happy with their own worksheet.
When I asked Teacher Yo about how she got the idea to made cute worksheet for students, she said that it was from herself by knowing it in some books which she read. Actually, she made a nice interaction to the students. Students could respond it and be so fun with the class situation. On the afternoon, I observed Teacher Yo class but the one who taught was student’s internship, her name is Nen. She taught 5th grade students with comparative degree material especially as _____as by using game in group. I just thought that using worksheet would help students to memorize if they forgot or when they really need to learn it again. Then, we learn about cooking class. In this class, we helped to make coffee cake. I saw how students enthusiasm to make and package it.
On the next day, we have orientation with
Dr. Buncha as Coordinator, Teacher Nikom as head of Elementary and Primary
school, and some teacher who involved with us.
Dr. Buncha presented about the mechanism and anything related our
program. Therefore, we called it as formal orientation. But in the morning, I had chance to see how
Kindergarten children learn English.
Hello, I’m Amalia. My name has meaning for having a high dream. I believe someday it will be come true and this is my first time for making and writing to the blog, because I usually write on My TUMBLR. So, don’t forget to see my story in amma_mamal.
One day this moment will keep me alive
When we play games, we constantly be on the move, but books allow us to take rest in between.
— Kim Jin Hyuk (Encounter Eps 2)
This is going to be my first post for my blog for making the memory and to fulfill one of the requirement as the students teacher who joining Sea-Teacher Program. Joining this program, I am deployed to Pibulsongkram Rhajabat University (PSRU), Phitsanulok, Thailand. Therefore, this blog will be my story and experience during following this program.
As Quote from Kim Jin Hyuk, this blog will be my digital diary book. Therefore, if I really need to take a rest for anything in my life I will open this blog and see how far I have gone.
Last, thank you for visiting my blog and reading my story. I hope you can enjoy the content.
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On 12th August at 1:30 p.m. I arrived in Phitsanulok and met Mr. Buncha with his wife. Then, He took us in dorm near the school and told what we have to do and asked what we really need. But, In the evening He took us to have dinner outside and told me about my… Read more
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