JETA Conference 2018 “An Eye-Opening Forum for English Teacher”

This early July I attended my very first teachers’ conference held by Jogja English Teachers Association (JETA). As a teacher from Borneo en de Groot-Ooste (Currently freaking out of Oom Pram’s Roman, sorry), it is once in a blue moon to have a great two-days assembly like I had in JETA Conference. About more than 200 teachers gathered in one hall is absolutely pleasing to my eyes. I am blown away of every momentum I had in JETA Conference. Let me tell you some of my cherished moments at JETA’s ;

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Saya, SOAR, dan Kemanusiaan

Mendedikasikan diri menjadi seorang guru sangat menantang dan melelahkan. Guru tidak terikat dengan jam kantor. Guru mengabdikan diri sepanjang hari untuk selalu menyiapkan materi untuk siswanya dan hal-hal yang non-mengajar lainnya. Rutinitas seperti ini kadang membuat orang berfikir dua kali sebelum terjun ke dunia pendidikan. Hal ini pula yang mungkin membuat banyaknya lulusan Keguruan yang lebih memilih dunia kerja yang lain. Tidak bisa disalahkan sebenarnya, kesempatan untuk mendapatkan penghasilan yang lebih baik ada di sektor lain. Menjadi guru adalah panggilan jiwa. Panggilan dari alam untuk meneruskan kemanusiaan agar tetap bertahan di bumi ini. Meneruskan eksistensi kemanusiaan tidak bisa dibayar dengan segepok lembaran bernilai. Masih hadirnya kemanusiaan di dunia ini menjadi bukti bahwa Guru adalah aset yang tak ternilai. Penghargaan terhadap guru sudah cukup untuk membuat profesi ini tetap ada dalam mengajarkan kemanusiaan.

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Debate Championship is My K-Pop Concert (A Tale of Debate Fan)

I don’t know where I need to start. It’s somewhere I need to belong. Yes, I could frankly say my music list is quite universal (Even though Edith Piaf and Ray Charles are still my very first in love of tunes). I went to some local concerts when was in High School and College. they were fun and thrilled to be exploded especially you went along your fellas.

Graduated from the college, the K-Pop was booming and every teenager is craving to have their first K-Pop concert ever. Me? I adore its Rhythm.  K-pop is more like American Hip-Hop Revolution to me. from Harlem to Gangnam if I’d say. Furthermore, music is a magical path to get you lose yourself and lost in a place of nowhere.

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Meet Professor Lavoe, An Ancient Rune Teacher for Wizards

It’s splendid moment when your students come to you and said “Sir, This is the happiest moment in my life to attend your class, I never feel so happy before”

Kira-kira begitulah yang salah satu siswa saya katakan ketika selesai mengikuti D’Anglophiles , sebutan English Club kami di sekolah, meeting kemarin.

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Camp SOAR (Day 5) Reflection

When you decide to be teacher, you must dare to never stop learning. Learning various skills that perhaps get benefit towards your teaching practices at the classroom. Giving various skills in teaching will surely give an extra effort for us as teachers. Your creativity is found on how you deliver each steps of you teaching stages. Therefore lesson plan is the main key to be well-prepared planner. We cannot deny that teachers are likely event organizer. We plan carefully every stages of teaching because we all know that great lesson plan will lead into successful learning. A well-planned Lesson Plan contributes for more than 70 % of learning. I personally made my lesson plans a week before new term comes. I do this because as teacher, I need more times to analyse and make list activities for my learning process in one semester which is not an easy way. That’s way you will never be dare to be teacher if you don’t spend most of your time in planning.

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Camp SOAR (Day 4) Reflection

Our Camp today is full of Assessment Materials. I am personally not fancy in this particular term, however I am sure that Assessement is the key to understand student’s comprehension in my language class.

I am aware that making an assessment is always not a piece of cake task. You need to understand the forms you would choose and the result you expected. I usually make a subjective assessment because I think objectives assessment is less reliable than subjective. I more prefer to assess students individually than in pair or group. Therefore most of my assessment and test are focused to assess individual. The reason I choose the Individual assessment due to my small amount of students in each class I teach. I tend to do these assessment by making my own rubric which I used to believe is the most appropriate one.

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Camp SOAR (Day 3) Reflection

As teacher, you basically need to think what the best approaching to get engaged your students. You are mostly be guided by text book instructions which , I consider, are not your style.

The art of teaching is the art of discovery

That quote is extremely beneficial to lead , at least, your way to decide the best model of teaching

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Camp SOAR (Day 2) Reflection

Well, I would say that the Day-2 in Camp SOAR is full of thoughts. I personally come here by intending to get valuable moment to share and discuss with other nineteen teachers throughout Indonesia. It’s not justified that I have full of experiences in teaching but I eventually claim my less experience in this kind of world.

This day, I get my whole brand issue named Critical Thinking Skills. It was well-delivered by Yuta Otake, one of speakers in the camp, At first we were asked to do some short games that lead into Bloom Taxonomy levels (I guess). Simply act in each instructions but somehow leads you in different levels of thinking.

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Camp SOAR (Day 1) Reflection

I”ll probably write new posts this week due to another PD , which is cool, that I’ll be attending for a whole week.

Yes, I am in Bogor. I’m selected as one of 20 in-service English Teachers who are called to be part of this camp. This camp is held by RELO (Regional English Language Officer) of US Embassy Jakarta in cooperated with FIB Universitas Indonesia. I was thrilled what I got letter that congratulated me.

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What I put on the wall

It is a super late post. Kenapa? karena wall-nya udah bersih lagi. It’s being written sambil nungguin download file yang besar, akhirnya mau ngetak-ngetik sesuatu. Jadilah ide nulis tentang apa yang saya lakukan di semester kemarin ke kelas “Kartini” Bahasa Inggris dan Bisnis saya.

Ceritanya, semester kemarin (seperti halnya semester-semester sebelumnya) guru mapel, like me, ada kelas masing-masing karena memang sistem di Bunga Bangsa, sekolah saya, moving class.

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