It's Friday. I am supposed to return this Broadband stick but I haven't - I didn't. *winks* ini ambil kesempatan to go online nih...
Tomorrow, I have this LDK ceramah i have to present, entitled 'Instructional Leadership'. I have absolutely no idea what it is in the beginning. But after reading the presentation slides by Pahang State Education Office (Jabatan Pelajaran Negeri
), I briefly have some ideas on what it is about.
(in one of the slides)
Something about being a teacher is that you never know what you will get/do (Some of you teachers out there will definitely agree with me). Your work is never just about teaching. But very often, you will be involved with various administrative tasks and responsibilities which are not related to teaching - at all.
For example, this early morning, I was busy doing administrative work for almost 2 hours before I could sat down on my own working table relaxing my mind and body. The 2 hours were spent on writing reports for water shortage in school (Laporan Kekurangan Air di Sekolah
), and report on Post Mortem Pre-UPSR Trial Examination. After completing those reports, i had to do the letterhead for those reports to be submitted which was supposed to be done by my absent-clerk.
There are some things i don't understand about our country's education system. It seems over a quarter or half of our business hour in school has been spent on doing administrative work, i.e. key in marks, doing questions analyses for each question, counting alat alih
(Portable Equipment), designing drawing plans for new proposed building, synchronising system files, programmes after programmes, reports after reports, meetings after meetings, and paperwork after paperwork. A lot of work, right?
But i am glad i love doing most of them. Doing all these work, in many ways, offers opportunities to learn new things about the system - what it is, why doing it, how it works and its efficiency towards improving our education system.
This year for example, i have involved in some of my school's most busy tasks, being the Setiausaha Peperiksaan, Guru EMIS Data/Media and Guru ICT. These positions offer great chances for me to network with teachers in other schools as much as my own school, carrying out tasks handed by district level and state level, doing 'donkey-job' of keying in marks for every student in the school and invigilating examinations in an interior school.
And tomorrow, i have this presentation i haven't prepared yet. Once again, it was given to me a few days earlier. Oh~~ i love this job. it is not evaluated of course. Yet, i think i am just going to try my best to entertain them.