Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Promotional Exercise For Form Six Teachers

Been 'lost in PTK space' for the past three weeks... why oh why did I register myself for a repeat of the PTK? Must be those dollar signs in my eyes :)

Yesterday one teacher hesitantly asked me about the Form Six promotions. Immune to all the questions, and also rushing to a PPSMI meeting and lugging my unfinished PTK essay under my arm, I just said,"Don't worry don't worry...the dept will organise it."

Today, TWO approached me at different times. The first wanted to know when I would organise the next filling-in-forms session. Blur me just said...wait wait...
The second teacher was more specific. He said,"Have you checked the MOE website in the last two days? The letter and forms are THERE."

A light switched on in my head. I put the PTK essay, exam timetables, PMR madness etc etc... ALL OF IT aside... and checked the website. Since my last visit 2.5 days ago, there was one crucial update. IT'S TIME FOR FORM SIX TEACHERS' PROMOTION OPPORTUNITIES MADNESS AGAIN!

For those who have at least three years of experience teaching Form
Six students, this is your opportunity to be promoted. Check out the
info at

And English teachers, beware! In the list of subjects, there is only
Literature in English. I don't see MUET anywhere... In the nineties,
there used to be two English subjects; English Language (Listening,
Reading, Writing and Speaking) and English Literature. Wonder if MUET
is accepted.

Otherwise, dust off your Shakespeare ... and *ahem* the translated versions. And dig in for a long odyssey....

You know what I'm picturing? In the heat of promotional madness, some may just offer Literature in English in their schools even though the students are barely able to use basic English. Oh hey! and if only one student takes it up, you'll have fun teaching one-to-one...after all, the policy is never to close a form six class. I have a form six science class with only two students ;)

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