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Think Big

THINK BIG ( Ben Carson)

T – berati talent (bakat) atau time (waktu). Kenalilah bahwa waktu dan bakat adalah hadiah dari Tuhan.

H – adalah “hope”, harapan untuk hal-hal yang baik dan jujur (honest).

I – adalan “Insight”, wawasan yang diperoleh dari orang atau buku-buku bagus.

N – adalah “to be Nice to all people”, berbuat baiklah pada semua orang.

K – adalah “knowledge” (ilmu pengetahuan), kenalilah ilmu pengetahuan sebagai kunci kehidupan.

B – adalah “book” (buku), bacalah buku sebanyak-banyaknya.

I – “In-dept”, belajar dan perdalamlah keterampilan.

G – adalah “God”, Tuhan. Semua orang punya Tuhan. Jangan lupa pada Tuhan.

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GOOD TEACHING: THE TOP TEN REQUIREMENTS

By Richard Leblanc,

York University, Ontario

This article appeared in The
Teaching Professor after Professor Leblanc won a Seymous Schulich Award
for Teaching Excellence including a $10,000 cash award. Reprinted here
with permission of Professor Leblanc, October 8, 1998.

One. Good teaching is as much about passion as it is about reason. It’s
about not only motivating students to learn, but teaching them how to
learn, and doing so in a manner that is relevant, meaningful, and
memorable. It’s about caring for your craft, having a passion for it, and
conveying that passion to everyone, most importantly to your students.

Two. Good teaching is about substance and treating students as consumers
of knowledge. It’s about doing your best to keep on top of your field,
reading sources, inside and outside of your areas of expertise, and being
at the leading edge as often as possible. But knowledge is not confined to
scholarly journals. Good teaching is also about bridging the gap between
theory and practice. It’s about leaving the ivory tower and immersing
oneself in the field, talking to, consulting with, and assisting
practitioners, and liaisoning with their communities.

Three. Good teaching is about listening, questioning, being responsive,
and remembering that each student and class is different. It’s about
eliciting responses and developing the oral communication skills of the
quiet students. It’s about pushing students to excel; at the same time,
it’s about being human, respecting others, and being professional at all
times.

Four. Good teaching is about not always having a fixed agenda and being
rigid, but being flexible, fluid, experimenting, and having the confidence
to react and adjust to changing circumstances. It’s about getting only 10
percent of what you wanted to do in a class done and still feeling good.
It’s about deviating from the course syllabus or lecture schedule easily
when there is more and better learning elsewhere. Good teaching is about
the creative balance between being an authoritarian dictator on the one
hand and a pushover on the other.

Five. Good teaching is also about style. Should good teaching be
entertaining? You bet! Does this mean that it lacks in substance? Not a
chance! Effective teaching is not about being locked with both hands glued
to a podium or having your eyes fixated on a slide projector while you
drone on. Good teachers work the room and every student in it. They
realize that they are the conductors and the class is the orchestra. All
students play different instruments and at varying proficiencies.

Six. This is very important — good teaching is about humor. It’s about
being self-deprecating and not taking yourself too seriously. It’s often
about making innocuous jokes, mostly at your own expense, so that the ice
breaks and students learn in a more relaxed atmosphere where you, like
them, are human with your own share of faults and shortcomings.

Seven. Good teaching is about caring, nurturing, and developing minds and
talents. It’s about devoting time, often invisible, to every student. It’s
also about the thankless hours of grading, designing or redesigning
courses, and preparing materials to still further enhance instruction.

Eight. Good teaching is supported by strong and visionary leadership, and
very tangible institutional support — resources, personnel, and funds.
Good teaching is continually reinforced by an overarching vision that
transcends the entire organization — from full professors to part-time
instructors — and is reflected in what is said, but more importantly by
what is done.

Nine. Good teaching is about mentoring between senior and junior faculty,
teamwork, and being recognized and promoted by one’s peers. Effective
teaching should also be rewarded, and poor teaching needs to be remediated
through training and development programs.

Ten. At the end of the day, good teaching is about having fun,
experiencing pleasure and intrinsic rewards … like locking eyes with a
student in the back row and seeing the synapses and neurons connecting,
thoughts being formed, the person becoming better, and a smile cracking
across a face as learning all of a sudden happens. Good teachers practice
their craft not for the money or because they have to, but because they
truly enjoy it and because they want to. Good teachers couldn’t imagine
doing anything else.

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Filosofi ‘Jawa’ untuk menjalani kehidupan yang lebih baik. Dikirim oleh Prof. Hasan ITB di milist dosen ITB. Yang tampaknya masih up to date namun sudah banyak yang tidak dijiwai lagi bahkan banyak yang sudah tak dimengerti lagi……Atau belum pernah dimengerti. Awal yang baik untuk memulai tahun baru Cheers,

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12 Pribahasa Jawa membangun kedamaian hidup.

1. URIP IKU URUP [Hidup itu nyala, hidup itu hendaknya memberi manfaat bagi orang lain di sekitar kita]

2. MEMAYU HAYUNING BAWANA, AMBRASTA DUR HANGKARA [Harus mengusahakan keselamatan, kebahagiaan dan kesejahteraan serta memberantas sifat angkara murka, serakah dan tamak]

3. SURA DIRA JAYA JAYANINGRAT, LEBUR DENING PANGASTUTI [Segala sifat keras hati, picik, angkara murka hanya bisa dikalahkan dengan sikap bijak, lembut hati dan sabar]

 4. NGLURUK TANPA BALA, MENANG TANPA NGASORAKE, SEKTI TANPA AJI-AJI, SUGIH TANPA BANDHA [Berjuang tanpa perlu membawa massa, Menang tanpa merendahkan/ mempermalukan, Berwibawa tanpa mengandalkan kekuasaan/kekuatan/kekayaan/ keturunan, Kaya tanpa didasari hal-hal yg bersifat materi]

5. DATAN SERIK LAMUN KETAMAN, DATAN SUSAH LAMUN KELANGAN [Jangan gampang sakit hati manakala musibah menimpa diri, Jangan sedih manakala kehilangan sesuatu]

 6. AJA GUMUNAN, AJA GETUNAN, AJA KAGETAN, AJA ALEMAN [Jangan mudah terheran-heran, Jangan mudah menyesal, Jangan mudah terkejut dgn sesuatu, Jangan kolokan atau manja]

7. AJA KETUNGKUL MARANG KALUNGGUHAN, KADONYAN LAN KEMAREMAN [Janganlah terobsesi atau terkungkung dengan kedudukan, materi dan kepuasan duniawi]

8. AJA KUMINTER MUNDAK KEBLINGER, AJA CIDRA MUNDAK CILAKA [Jangan merasa paling pandai agar tidak salah arah, Jangan suka berbuat curang agar tidak celaka]

9. AJA MILIK BARANG KANG MELOK, AJA MANGRO MUNDAK KENDHO [Jangan tergiur oleh hal-hal yg tampak mewah, cantik, indah dan jangan berfikir gamang/plin-plan agar tidak kendor niat dan kendor semangat]

10. AJA ADIGANG, ADIGUNG, ADIGUNA [Jangan sok kuasa, sok besar/kaya, sok sakti].

 11. ALANG ALANG DUDU ALING ALING, MARGINING KAUTAMAN. [Persoalan persoalan dlm kehidupan bukan penghambat , jalannya kesempurnaan].

12. SOPO WERUH ING PANUJU sasat SUGIH PAGER WESI. [Dalam kehidupan siapa yg punya cita-cita luhur, jalannya seakan tertuntun]

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PUISI TAHUN BARU

Oleh : KH Musthofa Bisri (Gus Mus)

Selamat tahun baru, kawan. Kawan, sudah tahun baru lagi. Belum juga tibakah saatnya kita menunduk, memandang diri sendiri. Bercermin firman Tuhan, sebelum kita dihisabNya. Kawan, siapakah kita ini sebenarnya? Musliminkah? Mu’minin? Muttaqin? Khalifah Allah? Ummat Muhammad kah kita? Khaira ummatin kah kita? Atau kita sama saja dgn makhluk lain. Atau bahkan lebih rendah lagi. Hanya budak2 perut dan kelamin. Iman kita kepada Allah dan yang ghaib rasanya lbh tipis drpd uang kertas. Lebih pipih dari kain rok perempuan Betapapun tersiksa, kita khusyuk didepan masa namun tiba2 buas dan binal justru saat disaat sendiri bersamaNya Syahadat kita rasanya spt perut bedug. Atau pernyataan setia pegawai rendah. Kosong, tak berdaya Salat kita rasanya lebih buruk dari senam ibu-ibu. Lebih cepat dari pada menghirup kopi panas. Dan lebih ramai daripada lamunan seribu anak muda. Doa kita sesudahnya, justru lebih serius. Kita memohon hidup enak di dunia, dan bahagia di surga. Puasa kita rasanya sekedar mengubah jadwal makan, minum, dan saat istirahat tanpa menggeser acara buat syahwat Ketika datang lapar atau haus, kita pun manggut2. Oh, beginikah rasanya. Dan kitapun sudah merasa memikirkan saudara2 kita yg melarat Zakat kita jauh lebih berat terasa dibanding tukang becak yg melepas penghasilannya untuk kupon undian yg sia-sia. Kalaupun terkeluarkan, harapan pun tanpa ukuran supaya Tuhan menggantinya berlipat ganda Haji kita tak ubahnya tamasya menghibur diri. Mencari pengalaman spiritual dan material Membuang uang kecil dan dosa besar lalu pulang membawa label suci asli made in Saudi, Haji. Kawan, lalu bagaimana, bilamana, dan berapa lama kita bersama Nya? Atau kita justru sibuk menjalankan tugas, mengatur bumi seisinya mensiasati dunia sebagai khalifahNya Kawan, tak terasa kita memang semakin pintar mungkin kedudukan kita sebagai khalifah mempercepat proses kematangan kita. Paling tidak, kita semakin pintar berdalih. Kita perkosa alam dan lingkungan demi ilmu pengetahuan. Kita berkelahi demi menegakkan kebenaran. Melacur dan menipu demi keselamatan. Memamerkan kekayaan demi mensyukuri kenikmatan Memukul dan mencaci demi pendidikan. Berbuat semaunya demi kemerdekaan. Tidak berbuat apa-apa demi ketentraman. Membiarkan kemungkaran demi kedamaian. Pendek kata, demi semua yang baik, halallah semua, sampaipun yang paling tidak baik Lalu bagaimana para cendekiawan dan seniman? Para mubaligh dan kyai? Penyambung lidah nabi, Jangan ganggu mereka. Para cendekiawan sedang memikirkan segalanya. Para seniman sedang merenungkan apa saja. Para mualigh sedang sibuk berteriak kemana-mana. Para kyai sedang sibuk berfatwa dan berdoa. Para pemimpin, sedang mengatur semuanya Biarkan mereka diatas sana. Menikmati dan meratapi nasib dan persoalan mereka sendiri Kawan, selamat tahun baru. Belum juga tibakah saatnya kita menunduk, memandang diri sendiri?

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