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I Hated Teaching in The Past, But I Love It Today!

I love Teaching!
I love Teaching!

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“I’m a teacher, and I hope you’ll be a good teacher my daughter!” said my Dad.
“I’m sorry, Dad! I don’t love teaching. I have other dream. I wanna be a secretary.”
“No problem! You have freedom to improve yourself. Our prayers for you!”

It was a simple dialogue between my Dad and I 17 years ago. I do remember it well. I was 19 years in that time, and I was immature. I thought that I’d be different with my father. I really didn’t like teaching. Standing in front of the students, teach them, weren’t my dream.

After finishing my senior high school, I got many brochures from a few universities, but I didn’t accept their offerings. I had to see the budget for my education, and I didn’t want to burden my parents with my university cost. In the end, I accepted my parent’s suggestion to continue my study to Institute Dirosah Al-Islamiyah Al-Amien, Madura East Java. I lived and learned there. Guess, what I learned there! I learned Islamic teaching….Yes, teaching method , dear friends. He…he.

Time by time, my dream has changed. I tried to love teaching activity. I had ever been asked by a mentor from CNI about my dream. I answered proudly, “I want to be a good educator!”

My dream became true! Alhamdulillah!

Before joined to Ad-da’wah where I teach at, I had ever hunted other jobs to many factories, and all my applications were rejected. 😀
The securities of a factory (I don’t remember the name of that factory) said to me after reading and checking my application, “The suitable job for you is teaching, because your writing, your language and your intelligence have told us that you’re like a teacher.”
I’m a teacher, and I love my job. I love my students and so do they.
I joined to Ad-da’wah in 2006-2012. I left it for 2 years to accompany and to teach my son at home. Then I’m back again to school (my job) till now.
I believe in Allah, I got it because of the prayers of my parents and Allah has accepted their prayers. Alhamdulillah! (All praise is due to Allah)

A little note: My dad became a teacher for 40 years. He had passed away in August 9th, 2014.
My prayer for him always!

They Asked Me For Homework 😊

Being a teacher and playing with my students is always nice, masha’Allah. I feel young forever. 😅

They always give me happiness, smiles and loves. I love them so much! 💞
I’ll tell you a story about them.

One day, I taught Math. In the end of the lesson, I said to my students. “Today, I won’t give you homework. You’ve understood well about the lesson. I don’t want to burden you.”
“Give us the homework, Ustadzah!” said one of the students.

I was surprised to hear that.
“Really? Are you sure that you want to do the homework?”
“Yes we do!” all the students answered the same.
“How many questions? 5 or 10?”
“50, Ustadzah!”
“He..he.., okay I’ll give you 10 questions, and 50 special for you!” They laughed hearing my decision. They already knew the questions were only 10.

I did it intentionally. I wanted to know their response about homework.
They were so nice. They often ask me the homework after the lessons end. 😊
Some of them always do the homework faster in school, and said to me, “We’ve finished the homework before you ask us to collect it.”

I’m really blessed that I was selected to teach them, the beautiful and the diligent students.

“O, Allah, give me happiness in this teaching activity!”
“O, Allah, give them large knowledge and patience in their learning! Ameen!”

الحق من الله، والخطاء مني

Back to School

Assalamu’alaikum my lovely friends!
Firstly I wanted to say, “Thank you very much for your helps. Your opinions, your suggestions, your supports and your prayers really helped me to find the ideas, so I can continue my writing.”

As I’ve said in my latest post, I just back to school for teaching as I had ever done since 2006-2012.
Here is my story!

On last June, I accompanied my son to register to Ad-Da’wah Elementary School, where I had ever taught at.
I met the headmaster of that school, friends, teachers and a few students. Alhamdulillah they welcomed me so warm and asked me to teach again.
I didn’t respond their request because I didn’t think yet about teaching. As I met the headmaster, he asked the same. I said to him that I’ll think about his offering. I still remember what he said in one meeting last July, “There is always chance for the people who have same mission and vision with us to join together with us here. Ahlan wa sahlan Mrs. Eva! We’re happy to see you here. We knew about yourself because you had ever taught my youngest daughter. And your student (his youngest daughter) has registered to Medical school. Alhamdulillah she was accepted.”

Alhamdulillah, finally I back to school. It was the great mercy from Allah, because it wasn’t easy for me to choose decision to teach. There were the amazing things I found there.

Some of my students now have elder brothers and sisters whom I had ever taught them 3 years ago. I felt that I see them in my students now. The other amazing thing, my son has known about my job today, and he won’t complain about it. His father always supports me too. Alhamdulillah for everything! 😊

Insha’Allah I’ll see my light soon and I’ll be patient for that! 😊

….”My Lord, enable me to be grateful for Your favor which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to do righteousness of which You approve. And admit me by Your mercy into [the ranks of ] Your righteous servants.”

📖 My other dream, “A PROFESSIONAL WRITER” 💻

الحق من الله، والخطاء مني

Simple Tips to Improve Our Self-Confidence

السلام  عليكم  ورحمة الله  وبركاته

بارك  الله  فيكم




Just share our (poor) experiences!

I was a shy, so were my younger sister and my son. Alhamdulillah, by doing selling activity we could remove this bad character. I started to change it in Islamic Boarding School, while my younger sister did it in Junior High School.

Here are the ways:

  1. Training speech. (1998-2002)

When I was a student at Islamic School, I followed this activity twice in a week. We used Arabic, English and Bahasa Indonesia. But, after finished my school, I didn’t practice Arabic and English at all. It was about 12 years after that, I had forgotten these languages.

Talking about speech, I had ever delivered a speech in front of 5000 audiences (2010).  It was a speech competition, inter Islamic Boarding School. I was nervous, but I did it! Alhamdulillah.


  1. Training of Leadership and management. (2001)

I got this training also in Islamic School. This training was special program for the students of fifth grade. They were prepared to be boarding-school managers. They had hard duties, to manage everything; such as worship, environment, language discipline, court, art, and so on. They were like city managers.


  1. Discussion or debate. (1998-2002)

These were the routine agendas those I followed in school.

  1. Teaching activity. (In 2007-2013, I was a teacher at Islamic Elementary School)

I had made many memories in this section. First time, I got the problem in teaching, anyhow I had gotten the teaching experience in my university. I couldn’t manage the students well. They were so noisy, and didn’t pay good attention at me. I was upset. In the first day, I left them alone. I thought, being teacher needs extra patience.  Time by time, I could enjoy my profession as teacher. Alhamdulillah.  I love my students, and so did they.


  1. Selling activity (2006)

I had ever become a shopkeeper at my uncle’s shop for six month before teaching. In my opinion, it is the best way to improve our self-confidence.

My younger sister has done it. She usually sells breads as the product of her school. She really enjoyed this. She did sell well. And now, she is an active student in her university.

I’m a seller now. It has influenced to my son character. He isn’t shy to communicate to my consumers and serves them. He said to me that he liked this activity. He’s an active boy. I saw, he has changed! Alhamdulillah!

Indeed, we have proven! I’d love to hear about your experience in improving self confidence!