Friday, September 7, 2012

All privileges reserved

“Your regrets aren't what you did, but what you didn't do. So I take every opportunity.” 
― Cameron Diaz-

Cameron Diaz for sure had the 'yes' or 'no' option laid in front of her to answer to the opportunity waiting at her door but not everyone can be in her shoes (no pun intended). The truth is folks, there are some opportunities that are mandatory. Some people have it tailored by circumstances, mine though came in a package in the name of a contract. All opportunities tied together with a star on top and I sure did sign it.

The ultimate result of my agreement is of course the chance to master the mother of all innovation, creativity. 

Being a pre-service teacher has opened access to so many fields including photography, art, music and psychology. Do you know what is the rule-of-third? Depth of field? Erikson's theory of psychosocial? how to adapt a song? Ask my comrades! Strike that. Ask me! 

our task at TTI, a picture for each
Teaching requires  a lot of creativity. From the set induction to rewards, a teacher especially of current time is obliged to think out of the box just to introduce alphabets to their pupils. Without creativity, a lesson could turn out to be a sheer waste of time to both parties. All which I had mentioned in the previous paragraph certainly gives way to creativity. It allows a teacher to be equipped with skills required apart from providing options for unique, eye catching teaching aids. Imagine introducing plants in a science lesson, if the teacher is camera-savvy he/she could take a close-up shot of a plant highlighting the texture of leaves and petals and display it during the class. Of course it would be better to bring the flowers and show them, however, pictures can be labelled  and seen by all 30 pupils in the class with much peace and ease compared to realias. The same applies in mastering  subjects like psychology and arts, they in a way serves a purpose.

Being brutally honest, I do get stressed each time I'm given a course which is somehow irrelevant to English and demands tonnes of effort and so many trials. The corporate video and the interactive power point for instance, are really getting on my nerve like every single day. Yet changing my perspective a little, I could see the long-term benefit of this whole thing orchestrated by the ministry. 

After all, we are given a degree for a reason! =)

Renuka G