Seminar Guru Cemerlang Johor 2020

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Seminar Guru Cemerlang Johor 2020 had been successfully conducted this morning at Southampton University Malaysia. It is a joint project with the Johor Education Department which aims to support teachers who are interested to apply for the post of Guru Cemerlang (Excellent Teacher) as well as hone their skills in innovative teaching and learning skills. As the Secretary of the Council and the Task Force, I helped my team to organise this event which comprised of 120 teachers from Johor and even other states like Sabah and Melaka!

The teamwork and support provided during the planning of this event ensured that the 1st seminar can be conducted successfully. We managed to secure sponsorship for food, venue and merchandises. Based from the feedback given by the participants, we hope to organise more events to support professional development courses for teachers in Johor and beyond.

Teaching and Learning English Language in the 21st Century

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My latest academic writing in the book Teaching and Learning English Language in the 21st Century, published by USM Press. My chapter focuses on teacher professional development in Malaysia. This research discusses how the stakeholders can synergize to support effective English teaching development in Malaysia via Massive Open Online Courses. Do check it out!

Challenges in students’ mastery of English

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I was featured by New Straits Times yesterday where I gave my opinions on the challenges faced by students in mastering English Language. I strongly believe every student has the ability to improve their English Language acquisitions by scaffolding the right techniques and methods.

Tanda Bahagia: What makes a teacher happy?

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I’m grateful to be featured in Kosmo today on the Tanda Bahagia segment on things that make me happy. There are many ways teachers can be motivated and engaged professionally and on a personal level. To me, it is important to sustain your passion as a teacher by sharing and learning from one another. Being a constant learner is essential as with the robust changes happening in the education system, it is vital to be a lifelong learner.

Apart from that, I believe a teacher needs to find her vocation in life. To me, I would like to contribute to my nation by content development, organising projects with my students on leadership, intercultural and language awareness as well as be part of a thinktank on our education system. I feel that our education system has so many potentials but perhaps we need to improve its execution and monitoring process. I do not want to be a whiner but I would like to do something to rectify the situation. If you don’t like it, you have to fix it. We do what we can within our means. Maybe we felt we are not good enough but believe me, each and every one of us is significant in making an impact. We can set ripples to the ocean of education system.


Together we can be better.

Kakehashi Project 2018

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My student, Putri Mohamed Shain has been chosen to be the recipient of the prestigious Kakehashi Project Scholarship. This is a full scholarship awarded by the Government of Japan to excellent students to study at Japanese high school for 6 months. Only 20 students are selected nationwide via rigorous interview procedures. 頑張ってください

I am proud of her and all the long hour driving from JB to KL to send her for the interview at AFS HQ is worthwhile.

Some people asked me why did I trouble myself to do that as the rest of the candidates were sent by their parents. To me, since her parents couldn’t send her off, it’s my responsibility to ensure that she has the opportunity to showcase her abilities and leadership. Putri has been helping me out with English Language Society as well as the Student Leaders Board. Hence. I felt she has the leadership skills to perform and survive in another country.

Alhamdulillah, she succeeded and is flying to Japan tonight. She will be studying at Osaka Prefectural Yuhigaoka High School for 6 months.  All the best my dear! We thrive by nurturing others to be better.