I just want to share my experience conducting a lesson out of the classroom. I did it few weeks ago and it was not really planned carefully. It was one of the days when the attendance were just beyond acceptable, only 10 out of my 27 students turned up for class that day. I wasn’t really in the mood of giving another lecture on “the importance of going to school”… especially knowing that it was a ‘menugal’ season (sowing paddy), hence the lousy attendance as most of the students are out in the paddy field helping their family. To add on to my frustration, it was one of the hottest days in Tongod. I knew at that moment that I would not be functioning well if I were to conduct my lesson in the class. Thus, I came up with the idea of conducting a lesson by the river… or what people in Tongod refer to as the ‘karangan’. So… of we went to the river….
It was a friday afternoon and the breezy environment under the shades of the trees… in short, it was just nice. A perfect spot to conduct a small class of students.
The students were also definitely enjoying themselves. They had fun conducting their discussion before presenting it in groups. We were not doing any heavy discussion though, it was more of an incentive for the students for being in school.
The scenery was definitely a bonus. And this will definitely not be the last time for me conducting a lesson here.