I am given the opportunity to handle a Remove class. I have been in the class before for 3 periods, and luckily the class control is still there, I had to start training them to behave, and the moment I step into the class, I already bare my teeth, but not to the girls, they behave and follow the orders. It’s just that the boys and girls do not mix, it’s like they don’t socialize together. It’s going to be difficult if I do groupwork, and they don’t communicate well or they feel shy to show their talent or their happiness in doing my task. I hope I can make this class a case study, to teach all of them or a few of them on English grammar.The action research does not necessarily focused on thirty students, it can be five students. I hope it will be done, and it is achievable. In the meantime I need to run a few set of questions, look at their exercise books and talk to them.
I have the Remove class, and this will be a very new experience for me. I have ever taught a remove class before. I have replaced absent teachers and when I read the comments in the class report book, it was like all teachers had a bad experience. One went like, the class was very noisy, or names of rude students and all. I mean, before doing anything in the class, the green book is what I am looking for. I look for names of naughty students. For me, after reading the book, usually I will call one well- behaved student, and ask him/her how are the boys and girls in the class.
Somehow I am grateful because if I am a lady teacher it’s going to make my class control pushed into the drain outside. To conduct a class, look at the teacher first. After getting many tips (thank you, senior teachers) I have to be firm and mean business. If you are not firm, pretend. Somehow I like to replace teachers in 1G class. This is because I like to try out my methods. Without any work given in class, will they behave and find their own work, or can they chat quietly and not stand up at all. My method is quite vicious, but it’s not hurting. Being a non-conformist (sorry, I just coined that word for a GSTT teacher) the school won’t back me up if a kid is hurt, I try a different approach. For every offense done, they will have to take off one shoe and place it outside. The second offense, it means the other shoe will wait outside. They will imagine something else if they keep on doing any offenses, but I don’t go that far actually.