English Teaching for Educators of Sekolah Gajahwong
Keywords:English Teaching, Educator, Sekolah Gajah Wong
Some years ago, society of Ledhok Timoho was a community of beggars, pengamen, and scavengers who did not know the importance of education. They were reluctant taking their children to school. Advokasi Arus Bawah (TABAAH) leads the changes; took the community to have a better future. It established a free school for the community. Sekolah Gajah Wong is a pre-school and kindergarten. It brings the children to a better life, gives them what the children deserve to have such as knowledge, joy, and happiness, so they do not have to do what they used to do; being beggars. The existence of the school leads them to have their rights as the human being, better life and better education. The school is totally free. The school bears the operational by themselves by doing many activities, such as producing and selling cookies, selling goat, plastic recycling, and open donation bazaar.Â One of the efforts to maintain the operational of the school is hiring volunteers to be the educators, but the education backgrounds of the volunteers are various. This becomes a problem, if they do not have background as teacher. In one hand, the school needs teachers. But in other hands, they canâ€™t hire a professional teacher. Therefore, the volunteer educators need to know method that is used during teaching activity. In this case, they need to do training how to teach and how to teach language to children. They are given Montessori teaching method, Total Physical Response Method, and Teaching English for young Learners. The activity is hoped can be a good chance for them to develop their ability in teaching, so that they can teach the student optimally.
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