Tips untuk cikgu baru (pelatih)

Selamat hari guru buat semua guru dan guru pelatih. Terima kasih kerana memilih profession yang mencabar ini. Ada pelbagai niat di hati ketika memilih kerjaya mencabar ni. Kerjaya ini bukanlah semudah yang disangka. Dahulu memanglah mudah, tiada kekangan masa dan tenaga untuk menjadi seorang cikgu. Sekarang pelbagai tekanan dan cabaran yang perlu dihadapi demi mencurahkan ilmu kepada anak bangsa. Kepada guru praktikum atau guru pelatih, selamat mengambil manfaat dan mengamalkan tips yang diberi. Continue reading

Puisi: Guru Sukan

Dapatan daripada penglihatan aku kepada guru-guru yang sedang giat bekerja di padang bersempena dengan hari sukan sekolah pada 24 Mei 2014.

wahai guru sukan
dahimu berkilat
basah badan dek keringat
menolak jentolak minyak di padang
berpanas terik mengadili permainan bola jaring
berpeluh hingga kering mengajar bermain bola sepak
bersorak tempik dari tepi padang hoki

selepas penat bersukan
menanda kertas peperiksaan
dan buku latihan
tidak lupa di pejabat juga ada tugasan
gigihnya seorang guru sukan
kerjanya di padang dan kelas
peluhnya dilap tak berbekas

Wahai guru sukan
Kuat tubuh badan
Mental bagai dekan
Semangat bagai pahlawan
Walau penat di padang berlawan
Seorang guru sukan
Sanggup bekorban
Atas nama “Majulah sukan untuk negara”

My 5 parenting shortcuts

1-Subscribe to baby centre emails: once you have, you will be automatically updated according to your children’s milestones. Questions like: What to expect?  what to do with a particular problem? What can I do to help my children’s growth?  –may be found from the website as the articles are written by paediatrics and child experts. Plus, I get good neutral advices. So, it’s entirely up to me to pick and choose.

2-good day care: I was surprised to find my child started to take ablution,  bathe himself, being independent around the house. There is no place where he can be educated as such but a good day care I’ve sent him to. Alhamdulillah for that. May Allah rewards his ummi and staff for this.
3-good books with good price: parents have to read beforehand. I have to admit I exposed my firstborn to the TV at an early age. And now he’s addicted to it. I tried my best to divert his attention to books. I involved him during purchase. The first book that he chose was “My first 50 animals” illustrated by Garry Fleming. Found it on sale at Borders Pavillion. He still flips it whenever he sees it.

4-Upin & Ipin: it was a mistake.  Hypp TV was having a promo for Upin &Ipin and Fahmi saw it and liked it instantly. He can sit for an hour. i should not let the tv babysit my child.  I know. Am totally guilty. On the bright side, it’s gives him good listening comprehension and entertainment. Now he’s hooked up with Bola Kampung. Haih…
5-wake early,  sleep early: with irfan he is trained to sleep before 8. It’s good for the brain. In developed countries shopping malls are closed before 9. Late night Christmas shopping is only extended until 10. I was surprised to see families brought small children at Danga Bay at 1 am. Seriously?!

Now Fahmi follows our sleep routine too since he has no one to play with. Last time he went to sleep at 12am. Young children needs early  sleep as it is good for their immune system and brain focus. Lack of it may lead to autism. Read more about Melatonin focusing on human and young children.

Lastly, if you disagree with my list of parenting shortcuts, I think you won’t disagree with this one. Mother needs to do a lot of prayers and good deeds. It may help you to be a better parent. Better children? Leave it to Allah. Do your best as a parent first. Do not expect much. Give more.

Case Study of cyst

I am not eligible to write a medical journal but this is my own case study and I put it up on the Internet in case any individual can find benefit with it. I was diagnosed with cyst when I knew about my first pregnancy. Back then the size wasn’t a worry. It was 3.3 x 3.6 centimeters. It was a pain when I carry my first pregnancy and then I had follow up with specialist for 3 months and the size was stagnant. Then I had my second pregnancy and my gynae could not see it much due to the growing uterus. 4 months (my appointment is on the third month and I was a month late) after delivery I had my pap smear done and also ultrasound scan. I was surprised to see the cyst size has doubled to 6.82 x 5.18 centimeters. Then I understand why I had pain sometimes on my lower left abdomen. My gynae had seen the worst cases and his main concerns are: 1- twisted cyst which can cause quite painful pain 2- hemorrhage 3- puss 4- rupture 5- cancer (rare case but it happens) Hence I have been given 10 days grace period before I get my pap smear test results and see him again for the decision. He told me that I can remove it using scarless and almost painless procedure. My specialist gynae has certificate in minor invasive surgery from India. He said there are many benefits of this procedure. Patients would not be cut open but only small cut needed from belly button. Less cost as patients does not have to stay long in ward. Not much medicine. I have another option which is suggested by a confinement lady in Penang. I have to work hard for 10 days and use herbal medicine to shrink the size of the cyst. So now I am planning my diet and taking medicinal herbs and doing bertangas kering.


May Allah ease my case and I hope I will not have to do the surgery although he is the best gynae in jb and his procedure is the best because… I have to take 2 weeks leave and I pity irfan because he is fully breastfeed.

Melentur pemikiran biarlah dari rebung

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Memanglah.Ada orang kata Bersih ni tak perlu sebab Malaysia negara demokrasi. Ada yang fikir kita memerlukan sistem pengundian yang lebih efektif dan telus supaya pemilihan pemimpin lebih jujur dan saksama. Ada yang rasa benda ni propaganda Yahudi.Ini contoh ekstrim sangat ye. Tapi inilah contoh yang orang boleh nampak sekarang ni. Kita ada pelbagai pemikiran dan pendapat. Yang mana betul sebenarnya?
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When a class cries

I am the class teacher of 4 Bijak. The class is full of rascals. They refuse to learn. They refuse to stay in class. They refuse to listen. They hardly do their work. It is the last class. A few of them are love children. A few of them are abandoned by their genetic parents. A lot of them are divorce victims. 3 of them are LINUS tegar (hardcore remedial student). It is indeed a tough class for any teacher.


Today I had a pep talk with 4 Bijak. I told them how the pupils of year 6 of 2011 couldn’t get 5As because they made a teacher felt very very angry to the extent that the teacher said “Saya doa sorang pun tak dapat A!”. Indeed, his words are granted. Nobody got A from his class. When UPSR result was announced, the teacher was no longer teaches in my school as he got a promotion to be a GPK in some other school. I told them this story, to stress, how it is important for students, to get blessings from their teachers. As knowledge is nur (light), and it will not enter a dark heart (stubborn, full of negative traits).


I told them, it is not my lost if I fail in the subject. It is their lost. It is them who will struggle with living later. But I don’t want them to struggle. My hope is, at least they can compete with foreign workers who are leeching out our country’s fund. Those foreign workers are tough cookies. They are better skilled and good at learning our language. I wonder what if one day, the working industry of Malaysia is dominated by non-native?


During the last minute, more of them cried because I told them that I love them and I do not want them to go to hell. I told them to change before they hit puberty. This is their only chance to change their learning behaviour because if they do not change now, it would be more difficult as they grow into teenagers.

Before I let them go out for recess, I asked them to salam my hand. Not just handshake or kiss my hand, but salam with a sincere hug. I whispered into their ears. Hoping they can get to the bottom of my heart. They even cry after recess. I felt guilty because their science teacher told me, one of them could not stop crying and replied nothing when the teacher asked. It is the girl whom I whispered “Kalau Sofea rasa takde orang sayang Sofea, ingat cikgu sayang pada Sofea”. She is abandoned by her parents. She is currently living with foster parents who do not care much about her. And maybe, she has never felt mother’s warmth. She promised me to write a letter.

Alhamdulillah in every sense, it is Allah who holds their fragile heart. It is Allah who had made them cry and touches their heart. I merely act as a loving teacher, who wants them to be better people. I really hope their learning view and attitude will change, as it is very hard for me to talk with a heavy heart. Am not going to do this kind of thing again. It’s heartbreaking.


I love them for the sake of Allah. I really do. I want to treat them as if they are mine. They sent me letters and one of them gave me a present. I think he doesn’t know how to write. Pity to those who are illiterate in my class. They couldn’t get anywhere if they are illiterate. I’m itching to teach them. And I want to be more than a teacher. I want to touch their heart. I found teaching is satisfying. Although teachers are treated badly in Malaysia, I still would want to be a teacher. It is not just a career, but my life.

Enter from the back we must not

I am interested to follow the hot case of Anwar and Saiful because I am curious. However, when I googled, I found this as the latest.

Read full:

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysiakini news article was produced in court by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s lead counsel Karpal Singh, during the cross-examination of key witness Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan at the High Court here this morning.11.05am: Karpal gave the article ‘Saya diliwat tanpa rela‘ on Aug 15, 2008, for the witness to read.Karpal: What is in the article, is true?

Mohd Saiful: There is an error there. The others are correct.

Karpal: What’s the error?

Mohd Saiful: It says that I was only sodomised once. That’s the error. I was sodomized three times. I misinterpreted the question.

Karpal: Did u tell the reporter that you were sodomised by Anwar the first time and never sodomized before?

Mohd Saiful: I did tell the reporter.

Karpal: You lied in this court when you said that you met Najib (Datuk Seri Najib Razak) on June 24 (2008), and that you complained you were sodomised by Anwar a few times?

Mohd Saiful: I don’t agree.

You see, my students once fought because one of them did an action similar to sodomy. The ‘victim’ was angry and hit his friend.

“Cikgu dia buat aksi lucah yang macam ni macam ni kat saya!”
“Apa yang awak nak buat sebenarnya?”
“Takde pape, saya saja je. Saya buat macam ni macam ni je.”
“Erk…” *Cikgu pun tak reti nak marah ke explain*

You see, I have no idea how to handle this case. I wonder how the judge can handle Anwar’s case. And I need to understand the case so that I can explain to them clearly when they asked what is really a sodomy? Whose to be blamed and punished? *Pening*

PS: Sometimes a teacher needs to be a lawyer.

Melestarikan ummah madani

Bunyinya seperti tak tercapai bintang di langit, namun itulah tugas guru yang sejati. Memperkasakan ummah bukan sahaja peranan pemimpin, akan tetapi ia bermula sejak dari seorang manusia itu kecil, dan seorang guru yang menerapkan nilai-nilai jati diri yang tinggi. Melestarikan ummah madani memerlukan prinsip hidup yang kuat, persekitaran yang membina dan hubungan sosial yang membantu melestarikan pemikiran ummah madani. Kelihatan agak sukar untuk melaksanakan tanggungjawab ini namun ianya bermula dengan niat baik seorang guru. Hayatilah beberapa kisah yang saya ingin kongsi bersama.

Salah seorang anak didik saya demam sehingga 39 darjah celcius. Saya gagal untuk menghubungi ayahnya pada mulanya namun selepas itu beliau menghubungi saya semula. Insya Allah saya takkan lupa perbualan ini sampai akhir hayat.

Guru: Anak encik demam. Dah 39 darjah celcius ni. Minta datang ambil dan hantar ke klinik ya?

Bapa: Minta maaf cikgu. Saya bertugas dari 7 hingga 7. Saya pun cikgu juga. Tadi saya sedang bermesyuarat. Kalau boleh cikgu bagi dia berjalan kaki balik ke rumah (kurang 1km jarak rumahnya dengan sekolah). Saya mengajar di SIGS. Nak ambil susah la cikgu.

Guru: Tak mengapa encik. Nanti saya minta tolong guru yang lapang untuk hantar anak encik. Kalau tidak pun, saya suruh dia berehat di sickbay sahaja.

Bapa: Terima kasih banyak-banyak cikgu.

Terasa sebak bila seorang bapa berkorban untuk anak orang lain tatkala anaknya sendiri kurang sihat. Inilah pengorbanan guru sejati. Teringat kata-kata ibu saudara saya yang telah mendapat Anugerah Warden peringkat kebangsaan bila orang bertanya “Takpe ke tinggal anak kat rumah?” Jawabnya:

“Tak apalah. Kita jaga anak orang. Allah jaga anak-anak kita”

Terkedu saya dengan jawapannya. Ibu saudara saya cukup bertuah. Dilahirkan dan diberikan pendidikan agama secukupnya dan mengaplikasikan Baitul Muslim pada keluarganya dengan sebaiknya. Kesemua anaknya menghafal al-Quran dan salah seorangnya bergelar Hafizah di Terengganu. Masya Allah. Anak-anak soleh adalah harta yang tak ternilai, yang boleh kita bawa bersama ketika mati kelak. Anak-anak inilah yang akan mewujudkan masyarakat madani apabila mereka berkeluarga kelak.

Oleh itu, pendidikan dan bimbingan kerohanian adalah tunjang utama dalam melaksanakan impian ummah madani. Bermula dari sebuah rumah, kemudian masyarakat, seterusnya sebuah negara dan akhirnya ke kesatuan ummah. Ingat, pembangunan insan bukan sahaja bersifat individu, namun pada skala masyarakat. Dalam teks perutusan tahun baru 2010 oleh YAB Timbalan Perdana Menteri, beliau menyentuh tentang human develoment yang berteraskan pendidikan berkualiti. Inilah tanggungjawab sebenar guru di era NKRA.

Semoga beban kerja sampingan yang menghantui guru akan dapat dikurangkan dan mudahan kita semua dapat melaksanakan tanggungjawab mendidik dengan sebaiknya.

Pautan: Teks penuh perutusan tahun baru 2010 oleh YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin B. Mohd Yassin