Keningau Vocational College, Sabah
Cikgu Anita Md. Yasin is a baking and pastry vocational teacher in Keningau Vocational College, Sabah. Her award-winning teaching tools and techniques enabled her students to win medals and prizes in skills competitions and also opened cake businesses. Cikgu Anita’s community project “Sprout” enabled her students to engage with the community via workshops and aid programs where they use their skills to prepare food for the community. Cikgu Anita aims to change public perception of vocational colleges as centres for problematic youths to institutions that provide technical skills for career success.
SM Pendidikan Khas Vokasional Merbok
SJK(C) Chi Seng 2, Perak
Goh Kok Ming is a Mathematics Teacher in SJK(C) Chi Seng 2, Perak which is also a low enrollment school (SKM) that has around 22 students. Realising that there is a large digital gap in his students, he started by exposing his students to technology by integrating Minecraft and other applications besides providing them with coding classes beyond school hours. He also actively collaborates with Institut Pendidikan Guru (IPG) to share his experience in teaching in a combined classroom with students from multiple years and the context of a SKM.
SMK Syed Ibrahim, Kedah
Tan Shi Min is an English Teacher in SMK Syed Ibrahim, Kedah. One of her crowning achievements is her award winning innovation called the ‘Wheel of Learning’ a colourful multi-layered graphic organiser that aids the organisation of ideas and vocabularies about feelings to help my students who have very poor English language proficiency in story writing which helped her school achieved the highest passing grade in English in the past 5 years. She is also the founder of the Inspire Teringai project which conducts community service at Kampung Teringai Laut, a remote village in Sabah, Malaysia.
SK Seri Samudera, Perak
SMJK Chung Hwa Tenom, Sabah
Cikgu Anuthra is the winner of the Malaysia Teacher Prize 2022. She is a Chemistry teacher from SMJK Chung Hwa Tenom, Sabah. The success of one of her students, Brenda, inspired Cikgu Anuthra to continue her efforts and hard work for the betterment of the community in Tenom. She developed a few innovations to assist her teaching, including the gamification method. The impact could be observed when SPM Chemistry became one of the top ten subjects with excellent results in Sabah. Cikgu Anuthra’s faith in her students gave them the freedom and the opportunity to choose their path, and she believes every student has the potential and chance at innovation. Her efforts and trust were proven when her students won multiple innovation competitions. Since then, Cikgu Anuthra has decided to spread their wings and maintain the change she’s been working on for so long.
SK Klang, Selangor
Wan Mu’adzam bin Wan Abidin is a special education teacher in Sekolah Kebangsaan Klang, Selangor whose mission is to shine light on students with disabilities and demonstrate their talents and abilities to society. He invented a device called Caballus Rafvi which helps students with visual impairments to run and even to train them in track and field. He is currently collaborating with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) to further improve his innovation and he hopes that it will be of benefit to visually impaired students all over Malaysia.
SMK Datuk Haji Abdul Wahab, Perak
Dr. Shyielathy Arumugam is an advocate for entrepreneurship pedagogy to support students with special needs. By incorporating entrepreneurship pedagogy in her teaching and learning, Dr Shy directly supports underperforming students with special needs. To ensure that these students are not left behind, she implements this pedagogy by guiding her students in producing household products, creating an atelier at school, conducting workshops with parents and building a kit for other teachers to utilise this pedagogy with their students.
SMK Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Perak
SMKA (P) Alawiyah, Perlis
Cikgu Khairil is one of the Top 5 Finalists of the Malaysia teacher Prize. He is the Art teacher from SMKA Perempuan Alawiyah, Perlis. Cikgu Khairil’s efforts in teaching arts for more than 40 years, even conducting extra classes outside his teaching hours, had shown results when his school produced the best GPS SPM record in Perlis. Through arts, his students had been given the opportunities to venture into their choice of art-related courses, such as architecture, interior designing and landscape art. Cikgu Khairil also had been entrusted with the position of ‘Ketua Panitia PSV (Pendidikan Seni dan Visual)’ by JPN Perlis. Cikgu Khairil is now active in handling project-based learning as his teaching method. His students can also complete the projects given to them in a short time, proving the effectiveness of project-based learning. Some notable projects from Cikgu Khairil’s PBL art class include the Special Effect Make-Up Artist Project, Stencil-Printing Typography Project, Soap Carbing Project, Themed-Doodle Drawing Project, Build Your Dream House Project through Minecraft and Create Your Movie Poster using the application Canva.