Patrick31337 wrote:Do you take 11, fifty-minute classes during a single school day, or-
Stingx wrote:9 hours of school?
That's what I went through as a student of a National School. Starts at 7:30 a.m with a morning assembly. Recess starts at 10:10 and ends at 10:30. Studying stops at 1:30 so that we would pray Zuhur ('tis a Muslim majority school, you see) and then ends at 2:30 p.m. Usually there's extra afternoon classes that starts at 3:30 and ends at 5:00 in the evening.
During Fridays when male Muslims have Friday prayers
, school time is cut short and ends at 12:30 p.m. Afternoon classes may or may not resume after it is done, depends on the teacher.
My home is quite a walk away from the school, so I usually pack lunch and eat within the school premises. Or you could also ride a motorcycle and have lunch at the nearby town center.
Looking back, it's a bit grueling when I look at it again as a high school graduate. But you get used to it, esp. if you know you'll have to face one of the most important exams of your life as a Malaysian citizen.
In fact, countless of times I have slept during Physics class or while listening to afternoon Friday sermons
because my mind was trying to extract every ounce of rest it can get.
Patrick31337 wrote:Thought for the day: Fifth graders in Tennessee are today studying (and learning) the same things in math that I learned in 8th and 9th grades. 9th graders are doing things I didn't do until 11th and 12th grade. Never underestimate our public schools.
Completely agree. When I was in primary school, Geography and History are unheard of, instead we study this subject called Kajian Tempatan
, roughly translated as Local Studies
. Also the Ministry of Education is trying to embrace (perhaps too hard) the HOTS
(high order thinking skills) format, which if you don't educate your pupils to be open minded from the get go, the said student will have many obstacles to overcome.
- My school days we're packed, to my discontempt
- MoE is making older fashioned teachers and students struggle to adapt to a new kind of learning format