22 July 2010

The Fruitcake Special

The Ministry of Education has introduced a new set of English literature to our students. One of the short stories that need to be taught is "The Fruitcake Special". It is a story about Anna, who is a Chemist, invented a special perfume mixed with a fruitcake. Whenever she wears it, men will get attracted to her although she is a plain looking woman.
As I was eating in an Asajaya cafe, I came across a bakery and I asked myself "Why not buy a birthday cake for my students?" "I want them to know the smell and taste of a cake while learning the fruitcake special story" I said to my friend. He laughed at my idea but he loved the idea because it will make learning fun and lively.
True enough, when I brought and gave the cake to my students, they had big smiles on their faces and throughout the lesson, they paid attention to whatever I was telling them. Hahahaha! there's a magic in the cake huh?

p/s: This post is also available at http://whenteacherspeaks.blogspot.com

24 Reptozian Messages:

Norris said...

wah...best na cikgu tok...bahan mengajar yang berkesan hoo..good..like your style...
harap anak2 aku kelak dapat cikgu yang mcm u willie.
all da best..

Ayie said...

but the sound of fruitcake special is yummy =)

Bb Hussain said...

waa..best nye cikgu bawak cake..mmg la bersemangat all your students..

Faizal n Fashitah said...

Nice idea ko! atleast it helps yr student utk concentrate on yr teaching.
*As for my blog, u need to change RSS dalam bloglist u from 'http://terbiut.blogspot.com' to 'http://terbiut.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default'. Only then u will get updates blog aku XD

reanaclaire said...

Very good idea.. they must be wondering what the cake is for.. magical fruit cake.. :p

regards,
reanaclaire.com

青卉 said...

臨淵羨魚,不如退而結網。.......................................................

Mei Teng said...

You're a great teacher with a true passion! :)

So far, I have never had a teacher bring something while trying to teach the students about a subject or topic.

Noor Azlina Abdul Samad K. said...

Willie...I wish there are many more teachers like you in Malaysia! Good of you to do something like that to your students. Good job!

Ghosty Nana said...

Reptoz, your story become realistic. You attracted your student with the cake. Life as teacher can always be interesting with simple touch.

Bengbeng said...

a wonderful idea

CripsyCaiHong said...

OMG! the best story ever!

erolnukman said...

mun cam tok,aku pun maok jadi student kau..hehehhe

rainfield61 said...

Satu Malaysia

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Norris :Ramai lagi cikgu yg hebat ba bro.

Ayie :it is yummie. Have you tried it?

Faizal :Kelak ku cuba. ku bukan pandey molah benda camtok.

Reanaclaire :nah..they know what it was for after i told them.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

MeiTeng :Thanks.

NorAzlina :Probably most of them are tired of teaching creatively after so many years in the profession.

Ghosty :Oh well, i just love teaching.

BenBeng :You can use it in your classroom too.

Crispy :thanks

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

erolnukman :Ek eleh...beli sendiri arrr kek tu...

Rainfield :Errrr?

foongpc said...

Alamak! I thought this is a post about fruitcake! Haha!

Wah you are such a dedicated teacher! Bring a cake for the students? : )

manglish said...

clap clap clap clap....bravo...u r very dedicated...i hope we have more cikgus like you...TABIK! :)

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

great post!

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

great post!

James Kabaq said...

WoW!!!
sepatutnya dah lamak jd cikgu nya tok br betul.
Spatutnya mngajar kamek nya tok dolok, baruk English mek ok kali...

cyrildason said...

Waahhh.. good idea. Never thought about doing this in class.

-cyrildason.com

Horlic said...

Woh that's very special.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Foong :Clearly you have mistaken. Hahaha

Manglish :Don't worry. there are many and even better than me.

Jesson :Thanks

James :Pa boleh buat. belum rezeki. Hahaha

Cyril :I'm sure you can be more creative too.

Horlic :Thanks