There was a question posed by a fellow teacher told me. "How can I make learning fun". Coincidentally, last Monday I was asked to be guest speaker at the RRI Pro 1 FM in learning a fun theme. I explained at length about the learning fun. Thank God a lot of response from the audience that I received, and imperceptibly acarapun runs nearly an hour, only by phone only.
Ways to be a fun learning in the classroom is the teacher as an educator should be able to have a high sincerity in teaching. After growing in the hearts sincere, it will be a teacher terlihatlah happiness. Teachers also become happy or excited. When the teacher happy, it will show a face full of smiles. A face full of a sweet smile that learning is fun begins.
Often teachers pay less attention to this little thing. Too assume pembelajaranlah media that makes learning fun. Not because of the smile or the happiness of a teacher.
I was reminded of the presentation of a motivator who named Aris Ahmad Jaya. He gives motivational materials to all new students at the junior high grades 7 Labschool Jakarta, amounting to nearly 250 people. All children pay attention to him, and very enthusiastic to hear what he say. His presentation was to say for two hours, almost without any fuss from the students. All students pay attention and listen to the presentation was enthusiastically high. I was saying to myself, here's an example of light hearted teacher.
After the show ended, I asked him what made the children labschool the "busy" that matched his nose like a buffalo? What makes him so happy to get the material motivation of Aris ahmad victorious mas? What makes it so skillful in presenting the material? Actually a myriad of questions I want to ask him. Of these questions get an answer that made me get something new.
Aris said that, to be a motivator it should be sincere, happy, and use the strategy in its delivery. It was also echoed by my friend Mr. Smith Dwitagama when our companion in providing research material class action (PTK) in the polytechnic Telkom Bandung.
I did not forget to SMS my good friend Johan Wahyudi mas about three things, and by Johan mas added to the teacher to be professional. That is what makes learning fun. Teachers should be able to professionals in the field of science that diampunya. He must master the material to be presented to the learners. Without mastery of the material, do not expect learning to be fun.
Teachers also must be able to motivate and develop the potential of teachers in teaching so as to make Indonesia as a nation capable of producing intelligent students, and contribute in their respective fields.
At least my friends already have menginstrospeksi teachers themselves to improve the way mengajaranya less pleasant. Changes in methods of teaching the teachers to a more interactive direction is clearly needed. Teachers were required to deliver the material with attractive, using either props or a medium of learning. Even better if able to develop multimedia learning.
A good method of learning will be able to grow and attract the interest and love for the students because of the material provided with a pleasant ambience. Teachers happy, happy didikpun participants. We will sing happy here, happy there, and everywhere my heart happy.
Finally, to answer the question how can I make learning fun is start learning a heart full of sincerity, to have good feelings (happy), and the study of learning strategies so that you become a professional teacher. A teacher who is able to do a fun learning.