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Overheard at TFM Week 2013: Day 1

By April 9, 2013No Comments

“Jangan lambat ke kelas pada hari pertama. Kalau tidak, anda akan ketinggalan daripada hari pertama.” – Tuan Haji Mohd Nor Abdul Ghani, Pengarah, Jabatan Pelajaran Negeri Johor

“This is a good kind of noise.” – Teach For Malaysia staff member Tarminder Singh, referring to Tuan Haji Mohd Nor’s ice breaker game and the chaotic classroom.
“Gempa Bumi!” – Teach For Malaysia Trustee Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood
“Duck, Cover, Hold!” – Students in Cikgu Pea Pea’s classroom
Photo Credit: Shobana Seelan
“The greatest failure is regret.” – David Hovenden, Partner, Booz & Co.
“I came here today for the next generation.” – Dato’ Jimmy Choo 
Photo Credit: Ili Sulaiman


“Boss! We need more Teach For Malaysia Fellows. Maybe from cohort 3?” – A teacher from one of our Penang schools

“Students showing me I am in their textbooks. So sweet when they asked me to sign their books!” – Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood

“Imagine it’s the year 2017: Where are you? What’s your dream job?” –Pn. Norismah Haji Ab Moin, Ketua Sektor Pengurusan Pembangunan Kemanusiaan, JPN Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan

“You can have skills, but you must have interest and passion for the skill you have for it to last a lifetime” – Dato’ Jimmy Choo

“I’ve made the right choice to be a Fellow” – Fellow Deborah Dris to her TFM Week participant, Tan Sri Raja Arshad Raja Tun Uda

“You are students, Tengku Azian and Cikgu Joel are also students; we are all lifelong learners.” – Tengku Nurul Azian, Head of the Education NKRA, PEMANDU

“I’m excited to see the Fellows teach today. Thank you for being honest with the challenges.” – Teach For Malaysia Trustee YAM Tunku Ali Redhauddin ibni Tuanku Muhriz

“We must always challenge ourselves.” – Tengku Nurul Azian

Photo Credit: Joel Ryan Lee

It’s Teach For Malaysia Week, and we’ve rounded up the best, most inspiring, or funniest quotes we’ve been hearing in all our schools in this recap! Here’s the round-up for Day 1.To follow along with our #TFMWeek adventures, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter & Instagram (@TeachForMsia).

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