About Me

Assalamualaikum and Hello everyone!!!

Here is a little information about me:

Muhamad Hafiz Ismail my full name
Apis .... is my nickname
apistakkisah ... is what I am known for
Alor Setar, Kedah ... is where I was born

I am a Malaysian certified teacher with BEd (Hons) Primary Mathematics, University of Hertfordshire, UK with 4 years training in Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Kota Bharu, Kelantan

I have a masters degree, MEd International Development and Education from Newcastle University, UK. My research was about the reflective practitioners in a developing country focusing on Ghanaian private school teachers (Omega School)

I am committed to the principles and practice of ARM in teaching and learning. ARM stands for Active learning, Reflection and Modelling. I have been visited by officials from local and national governments education departments, academics and students from Malaysian universities and teacher training institutions.

Blog History

OK...this is a brief history of this blog. I started blogging in 2009 when I was just a student or, we were called, a trainee teacher. In 2010, I was posted to a rural school in Perak: SK Kampung Kenang, Sungai Siput (U) Perak where I taught Temiar pupils for 3 years.

There were lots of challenges that I needed to face teaching in a rural school: the location, language for communication, internet and phone connection and many more. Equipped by ARM (Active learning, Reflection and Modelling) I faced the challenges and met the demands. I created active creative teaching and learning, modelled good teaching and learning and reflect regularly in my blog.

The blog started to gain lots of attention nationally and internationally. I have been invited to seminars and courses to present the activities and reflection process. The blog has been turned in to books and the biggest surprise was that the blog won the PRIME MINISTER's APICTA Best of the Best Award, 2011!

I hope this blog will continue to inspire more people to do their best in whatever they do. In education, as teachers, let's all make the best efforts that we can for the sake of future generations. For people out there who are not related to education world specifically, I hope that the message in this blog will always inspire you too! :)

I am a teacher, award winner blogger, book author and consultant!

I am just an...

a  - average 
p  - person
- in
- survival of
- time
a - and
- knowing
- knowledge
- is
- sometimes
- accessed through
- heart!!!

I am just apistakkisah ;)


Superb! ;)