Friday, March 30, 2007

All in the name of “Research”

I never knew that there are so many movies about teachers around until last week. Our latest EDUC 390 lecture was on Effective Teaching and the lecturer recommended lots and lots of movies about inspiring teachers.

Some of them I have seen …
-Dead Poet Society
-To Sir, With Love
-Mona Lisa Smile
-Sister Act 2
-Mr Holland Opus
-Dangerous Minds
-Good Will Hunting

and some others I have heard about …
-Educating Rita
-Finding Forrester
-Remember the Titans
-Coach Carter
-The Emperor’s Club

There are quite a few others I have never heard of:
-Stand and Deliver
-Goodbye Mr Chip
-Lean on Me
-The Substitute
-The Prime Miss Jean Brodie

I faithfully copied down every movie recommended, resolving to see each and every one of them. In fact, that’s about the only thing I wrote in the entire 2-hour lecture.

Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who felt that way. Afterwards, Ana bought “To Sir, With Love” DVD, Fariza bought “Dead Poet Society” and Tasha “Good Will Hunting”.

We watched “To Sir, With Love” together and all of us were moved by it. It’s such an inspiring story. To those who haven’t watched it, boleh la pinjam kat Ana .. hehe.

Anyway, that made us want to see all other movies even more.

Ana even came up with a brilliant idea to ease the guilt of splurging on DVDs: “We do this all in the name of RESEARCH” (Our 2nd assignment for EDUC 390 is a reflective writing task on Effective Teaching)

Who can argue with that???

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

6 Weird Things About Me

1) I'm superorganized. I obsessively note everything in my little organizer:

-People's birthday
-Things I did
-Things to-do (I don't necessarily do them, I just need to list them)

2) I can stomach films with lots of violence (e.g. Kill Bill) but not horror/scary films. I would never watch Ju On, for example, even if I get paid for it!

3) I take my time washing the dishes. I compusively need to be sure that they are really, really clean. My mom always complains that I use too much soap + water.

Then, after washing, I have to neatly stack everything so that they can dry easily.

4) I don't sleep on my bed. I sleep on the floor inside my sleeping bag. This is a recent habit (1 month old). I only use my bed for short naps, when I'm too lazy to spread and later refold the sleeping bag.

5) I set two alarms to wake me up in the morning. 1 is with the radio clock, and 1 is with my hand phone. I distrust snooze buttons.

6) I have a low stamina for shopping. I get tired easily. I know, shocking isn't it?? :p