I started with the song 'Perfect' by Pink (of course, the clean version), and asked the students to relate to the song. After strenuous task of trying to make the students responsive - because they behaved like zombies, I managed to get some response from the students about the topic.
The topic was self doubt, and how that ugly voice inside your head managed to stop you from doing more for yourself, and how you should live for yourself and not for the pleasure of critics around you...
Pretty deep huh? For a bunch of unresponsive form 2 students, I think the lesson went quite well. I listed a few words from the songs itself that shows self-doubt and judgements of others like
and I asked the students what do they want to strive for,
and they answered
'To be perfect for themselves...'
and they didnt simply answer that, I had to struggle to rake it out from them, because they are such zombies.
finally I asked them to arrange the words on the whiteboard like so;
So, as a symbol, they would stand in front of the words that downgrades them to show that they can battle all of those self doubts and ugly voices in their heads so that they can be perfect for themselves, and not the critics out there...
and they were very excited... et voila!
Izzah, Ira and Hanisah. Battled Self Doubts
Fa'id, Amrul and Shahrul. Battled Self Doubts
Anis and Nisrina. Battled Self Doubts
Irfan, Amin and Hazim. Battled Self Doubts
Hafiz, Faiz and Aiman. Battled Self Doubts
Fairul and Hilmi. Battled Self Doubts
Azzam. Battled Self Doubts
Adib. Battled Self Doubts
Izani, Suahadah and Amira. Battled Self Doubts
Ira. Battled Self Doubts
Azizi. Battled Self Doubts
Kamarul. Battled Self Doubts
Khairul. Battled Self Doubts
Aina and Alyaa. Battled Self Doubts
Khadijah, Arina and Nasuha. Battled Self Doubts
Irdina. Battled Self Doubts
Those who were brave enough to take the pictures alone would receive applause. All in all, it was a good lesson, the students got what it meant - i think... whatever it is, they need to write a reflection about the activity. So we'll see if it is effective or just a waste of time...
It was fun.