“Do you guys know any Zombie movies?” I asked our students this morning. “Zombi Kampung Pisang!” one of the sisters replied. “Zombieland!” another one responded. And the list went on and on. “What are the similar characters you realize among those Zombies?” I continued asking them more questions. The students…
Photo credit to KMSS Media Unit A muslim speaks well. They choose good words to speak their mind and heart. To speak well is to be well educated and to be cultured. O you who have believed, fear Allah and speak words of appropriate justice. [al-Ahzāb 33: 70] It is…
Algebra was already taught in Primary School. Proverbs were already part of Malay Language syllabus when our children were only 8 years old; age when abstract thinking was still distance away from the proper cognitive to understand metaphore. Mubtada’ and khabar which the teachers used to learn when they were in Secondary School, are now already introduced in Primary School. And yet our students still don’t speak Arabic, as many wish.
If a chicken can be made standing on its right leg, walking in circle, peck the red button and rewarded by food, can a man learn better if he follows the law of learning?
Our minds are not random. They behave according to certain rules. The rules can be understood, and applying the understanding to a learning process, makes character shaping possible.
Everyday I went to KMSS, I intentionally abstained myself from watching the students doing their rehearsal for the presentations on our Speech Day. I want to enjoy being surprised, and having a spontaneous thought about it. The presentation will reflect the values internalized throughout the year.
I am glad I did.
Thank you MCs, firstly allow me to express my appreciation to all committee members and volunteers among teachers, staffs and students of KMSS. Special thanks to Prof. Dr. Norhani Mohidin, for your kindness to be with us in this meaningful day. All family members of Khalifah School, primary and secondary, parents, guests, and especially our beloved students, sons and daughters, the Khalifah of Allah.
Alhamdulillah, this is our second time to organize our Speech Day; to conclude our second year we operate KMSS. Each year, we celebrate achievement, progress, transformation, and all forms of goodness. KMSS is not just another Islamic school, not just another school. It is the school, the school we believe as how a school should be, the school that upholds the true meaning of education, all sense of tarbiyyah, ta’lim, tadris, tilawah, tazkiyah and most importantly, the ta’dib.
Sedih juga saya memikirkan nasib guru di sekolah Kementerian; segala yang meresahkan mereka seperti tidak boleh dibuat apa-apa selain memendam rasa. Ramai juga yang menjadi pesimis, sinikal dan negatif, hingga kita hendak menyatakan simpati pun turut sama dimarahi dengan ungkapan “engkau tahu apa masalah kami?”
Saya doakan kesejahteraan buat semua guru.
Di dalam Halaqah Guru ketujuh yang ringkas pagi ini, saya kongsikan dengan rakan-rakan guru di #KMSS tentang pentingnya kita membaca tentang bidang masing-masing lebih daripada sekadar aplikasi hariannya.
Seorang jurutera akan lebih menghayati bidangnya jika dia mengetahui tentang falsafah dan sejarah bidangnya, perbahasan ilmuan terdahulu dalam bidang berkenaan, bagaimana terbentuknya teori-teori yang dipakai hari ini… Semua itu menjadikan dirinya lebih berbangga, bersyukur, serta mempunyai kebolehan kreatif dan inovatif bagi menghasilkan buah tangan lebih daripada sekadar KPI majikannya.
Berminggu-minggu kepala saya rasa nak pecah bermain dengan algorithm bagi merombak sistem pembelajaran di Khalifah Model School – Secondary. Tahun hadapan, pelajar akan diberikan sistem baru yang mana mereka akan memilih kelas mana mereka hendak masuk dan subjek mana mereka hendak ambil berdasarkan jadual subjek yang ditawarkan.
Khasiat sistem baru ini: