Lingkungan Kita, Masa Depan Kita PDF Print E-mail
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Kerusakan lingkungan hidup banyak diakibatkan oleh manusia. Diantaranya kebakaran hutan, penebangan liar yang mengakibatkan hutan gundul. Majunya teknologi seperti mobil, pabrik, dan sepeda motor membuat udara tercemar dan lapisan ozon berlubang karena asap kendaraan. Lapisan ozon yang berlubang membuat sinar matahari langsung ke bumi yang menyebabkan suhu di bumi naik. Karena suhu di bumi naik es di kutub utara mulai mencair. Hal tersebut membuat permukaan air laut meningkat. Oleh karena itu, manusia harus segera menanggulangi kerusakan ini sebelum kerusakan semakin meluas. Selain menanggulangi manusia harus sadar dan mengintrospeksi diri mereka agar tidak mengulangi kesalahan yang sama seperti merusak lingkungan.

Melestarikan lingkungan hidup merupakan kebutuhan yang tidak bisa ditunda lagi dan bukan hanya menjadi tanggung jawab pemerintah atau pemimpin negara saja, melainkan tanggung jawab setiap insan di bumi, dari balita sampai manula. Setiap orang harus melakukan usaha untuk menyelamatkan lingkungan hidup di sekitar kita sesuai dengan kapasitasnya masing-masing. Sekecil apa pun usaha yang kita lakukan sangat besar manfaatnya bagi terwujudnya bumi yang layak huni bagi generasi anak cucu kita kelak.

Sebagai warga negara dan juga sekaligus komponen lingkungan, seluruh keluarga besar SMP Negeri 1 Jetis dituntut untuk berperan aktif dalam usaha pelestarian lingkungan hidup, baik itu di lingkup sekolah maupun tempat tinggal masing-masing. Khusus untuk peserta didik, selain dalam praktek aplikatif sehari-hari, turut serta dimasukkan dalam kurikulum sebuah pembelajaran berwawasan lingkungan yang dinamakan Pendidikan Lingkungan Hidup (PLH). Pendidikan lingkungan Hidup (environmental education – EE) adalah suatu proses untuk membangun populasi manusia di dunia yang sadar dan peduli terhadap lingkungan total (keseluruhan) dan segala masalah yang berkaitan dengannya, dan masyarakat yang memiliki pengetahuan, ketrampilan, sikap dan tingkah laku, motivasi serta komitmen untuk bekerja sama , baik secara individu maupun secara kolektif , untuk dapat memecahkan berbagai masalah lingkungan saat ini, dan mencegah timbulnya masalah baru [UN - Tbilisi, Georgia - USSR (1977) dalam Unesco, (1978)].

Dalam prakteknya, aplikasi Pendidikan Lingkungan Hidup di sekolah ini diwujudkan dalam berbagai langkah kongkrit, baik itu melalui integrasi kurikulum berwawasan lingkungan maupun penyediaan sarana prasarana yang mendukung upaya pelestarian lingkungan.

Beberapa kegiatan yang telah untuk mendukung program di atas antara lain sebagai berikut:


penanaman pohon perdu di sekolah dan lingkungan sekitar


pemanfaatan lahan kosong untuk ditanami TOGA


peringatan Hari Menanam Pohon


pembuatan kompos dari sampah daun


sosialisasi pengelolaan sampah kepada sekolah imbas


sosialisasi program adiwiyata kepada masyarakat lingkungan sekitar sekolah


sosialisasi pelestarian lingkungan hidup melalui media radio


pembuatan lubang biopori


penyediaan sumur resapan


pengelolaan sampah di "Bank Sampah"


kolam ikan memanfaatkan hasil penjernihan air limbah

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Mengapa Guru Harus nge-Blog? PDF Print E-mail
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Dikutip dari PanduanNgeblog.com
 
Tulisan ini terinspirasi oleh beberapa pertanyaan para guru perlu tidaknya memiliki sebuah blog. Secara langsung saya menjawab dengan jelas jika blogging sangat bermanfaat tidak hanya bagi Sang Guru tetapi juga bagi diri Sang Anak. Mengapa demikian? Berikut ini argumentasi saya mengapa blogging perlu untuk guru:

Pertama, perubahan teknologi telah yang begitu cepat tak pelak membuat interaksi antar manusi mengalami perubahan. Gaya hidup guru dan siswa tak pelak ikut berubah, meskipun tanpa disadarai. Contohnya, tidak sedikit dari para guru dan murid selalu menenteng perangkat telpon pintar yang terkoneksi dengan internet. Hal ini terjadi karena harga perangkat telpon pintar memang semakin terjangkau. Mengapa hal ini tidak dimanfaatkan oleh para pendidik untuk membuat siswa terus belajar melalui perangkat yang dimilikinya? Sungguh amat disayangkan jika para pendidik kurang begitu cepat menyikapi gaya hidup anak didiknya.

Pada suatu hari saya mengunjungi keponakan saya yang tinggal di pedesaan yang jauh dari pusat kota Yogyakarta. Nun jauh di suatu desa dekat perbatasan Kabupaten Kulon Progo dan Kabupaten Sleman, saya menjumpai seorang keponakan saya yang kelas 6 SD sedang belajar. Seperti biasa, saya bertanya, “sedang belajar apa?”. Jawabnya, “sedang belajar nama-nama negara”.  Di mana buku belajarnya? Di jawab, “pakai HP”. “Pakai Google”. Begitu saya lihat di HPnya sedang membuka laman Wikipedia yang berisi informasi tentang negara Amerika.

Dari kasus di atas, saya berpikir alangkah baiknya para pendidik peka dengan kemajuan zaman. Pelajaran di sekolah yang berlangsung setiap hari bisa jadi membuat siswa terasa bosan. Jadwal pelajaran yang disusun secara formal membuat diri siswa seringkali memiliki rasa terpaksa untuk belajar sehingga hasil belajar seringkali tidak maksimal. Hal ini bisa sangat berbeda ketika kondisi hati anak sedang bahagia dan dengan sendiri mau belajar, maka apa yang dibaca akan jauh lebih mudah dipahami dan diingat dalam memori anak. Sudah saatnya mengubah pola belajar yang serba formal menjadi pola belajar santai dan menyenangkan.

Dari kasus di atas, bisa disimpulkan jika sebaiknya para pendidik yang memiliki blog dengan isi materi pelajaran yang bisa diakses oleh siswa kapanpun dan dimanapun melalui perangkat yang mereka miliki.

Kedua, sistem belajar konvensional menghendaki adanya pertemuan langsung antara siswa dan murid. Dalam pemahaman saya, tatap muka guru dan murid secara langsung belum tentu menghasilkan hasil belakar (learning outcomes ) yang bagus. Sudah saatnya para pendidik mengubah pola belajar dari teacher centred learning ke student centred  learning dengan membuat siswa belajar kemauan sendiri (autonomous learner). Para pendidik sebaiknya memberikan akses yang sebesar-besarnya bagi siswa untuk belajar. Pertemuan di kelas yang hanya sebentar tidaklah cukup untuk mempelajari semua materi pelajaran sesuai yang dianjurkan kurikulum. Siswa memerlukan waktu tambahan untuk menguasai materi pelajarannya.

Saya menilai adanya anggapan jika teknologi memutus hubungan komunikasi guru dan murid tidaklah sepenuhnya benar. Justru dengan teknologi hubungan komunikasi murid dan guru akan semakin hangat karena murid bisa berinteraksi dengan murid kapanpun dan dimanapun dengan bahan ajarnya. Melalui blog, siswa bisa membaca bahan pelajaran dan memberikan komentarnya kapanpun. Demikian juga dengan gurunya, guru bisa merespon tanggapan siswa kapanpun dan dimanapun selama ada koneksi internet.  Perlu diingat pula jika pertemuan antara siswa dan murid di sekolah tidaklah lama dan selalu produktif. Siswa justru akan lebih lama berinteraksi dengan materi pelajaran di luar jam sekolah.  Menurut saya, inilah yang namanya proses belajar yang sebenarnya dimana proses belajar terjadi dimanapun dan kapanpun tanpa terikat oleh jadwal sekolah dan adanya paksaan oleh guru.

Ketiga, kegiatan blogging bukanlah pekerjaan yang sulit yang susah untuk dipelajari. Hampir setiap sekolah sudah memiliki jaringan internet. Mengapa tidak dimanfaatkan untuk belajar blogging? Untuk tahap awal blogging, ada 2 layanan blogging yang populer: Blogger dan WordPress. Untuk pemula saya menyarankan menggunakan Blogger karena secara feature jauh lebih sederhana dan mudah. Jika para guru sudah memiliki alamat gmail, tinggal masuk ke menu blogger untuk memulai blognya. Tidak sampai 5 menit, blog akan bisa dibuat.

Kesimpulan tulisan ini adalah blogging memberikan manfaat yang positif untuk mengubah pola belajar. Pentinganya blogging juga pernah saya uraikan di artikel sebelumnya tentang kebijakan department pendidikan di  South Australia yang mewajibkan sekolah untuk Blogging. Apakah Anda sudah siapkan untuk membuat blog dan menjadi guru yang tidak gagap teknologi?
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SMPN 1 Jetis on Googlemap PDF Print E-mail
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Activities for Building Student Character PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 14 January 2012 02:06

In an already packed school day, finding time for character education can be a challenge. Most of these 25 activity ideas can be worked seamlessly into the school day to build student character and to develop a sense of community in your school. Included: 25 ways to build school "community" with character education!

With all of the things that your school does for its students, how does it address one of its primary objectives -- not just teaching students, but helping them to become good people? Every school can set a tone of honesty, respect, and kindness toward others. To help you get started, here are 25 simple ways to promote good character among your students -- today!

PILLARS OF CHARACTER

The first and most important advice for those who want to build character in students -- and a sense of community in their school -- is to focus on the Six Pillars of Character. These "pillars" -- identified by the Josephson Institute of Ethics -- are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Other resources sometimes also include three additional topics: courage, diligence, and integrity.

The Cleveland County Schools of North Carolina recommend emphasizing one trait of good character each month, with bulletin boards, writing assignments, and morning announcements. Students may pen slogans about the trait of the month, and a special section of the library might be designed to offer students easy access to the biographies and other stories of people who exemplify the best of each trait.

The following ideas are organized by the trait they most closely address. Because the traits are interrelated, the activities often support more than one aspect of good character.

TRUSTWORTHINESS

In Character Count's Values Jar activity, students are rewarded with a marble placed in a jar when one (or more) of them is spotted "practicing a pillar." Emphasis is on the quality of the act, not on quantity. The group is rewarded with a special treat when the jar is filled. Trustworthiness plays an especially important role in this project because the acts that are recognized must be authentic and well meaning, not exclusively the means to an end.

Have the students illustrate the Josephson Institute's aspects of trustworthiness through art. These aspects are honesty (in what you say and do), integrity, reliability, and loyalty. Post their reflections on these concepts with the artwork around the school.

Establish a "board game bank" to which students donate board games, especially those that reinforce strategy skills and educational concepts. Students can borrow games overnight or for weekends. Students may operate the bank and track its progress.

The Center for Character Development shares a lesson called Building Trustworthiness that uses a wall built of empty shoeboxes to represent the aspects of character and illustrate the value of each pillar. This can be used to introduce the concepts, and then the school might establish a "wall of character" -- with shoeboxes or in paper form on a bulletin board -- that contains specific acts of character that groups of students have performed.

RESPECT

Every teacher at one time or another has cringed at the personalities children choose to admire. The K-12 Giraffe Heroes Program provides a free lesson that opens students eyes to the true heroes of our world -- people who pursue just causes, often at great personal cost and risk. Use the lesson to encourage students to identify appropriate heroes. Then invite them to design posters about the individuals. They may include facts, quotes, and illustrations. Create a display of the posters in a "hall of achievement."

Organize a corps of peer helpers for new students. These helpers may serve as friends or even tutors. They might generate "guides" to the school for newcomers, with rules, a map, insider "tips," important dates to remember, and more.

Invite guests to speak about positive character traits. Students may ask informed, thoughtful questions. The experience will reinforce the importance of good manners and respectful tone when dealing with guests and authority figures.

Bullying shows a complete disregard for the respect of others, and often their property. Give students the help they need to avoid conflict and handle it when it does occur. Sharing advice in the form of a message board in a common area, a newsletter, or in announcements can be effective. For some suggestions about what kids need to know, see Tips for Keeping the Peace and Bullying Advice for Kids. The PBS resource It's My Life also offers information about bullies in a kid-friendly form. These resources even help those who bully to identify themselves and alter their behavior.

RESPONSIBILITY

Ask students to write pledges for the character traits that describe how they will fulfill their promise to follow each pillar. Then have them sign the pledges. Keep the signed pledges on file and refer to them when behavior doesn't reflect the pillars of character.

Set up a peer-tutoring program. Tutoring may occur during, before, or after school and may feature students working with partners in the same grade or another.

Increase the number of jobs students may perform at school. Some ideas include making morning and afternoon announcements; helping the school nurse; assisting in the library, office, or other locations; turning in attendance forms and carrying out other daily tasks between classrooms and the office or cafeteria; and serving as safety patrols.

Offer training to youth leaders -- such as class officers, student council members, and committees -- and explain what is expected of them in those roles. Highlight the leaders' responsibilities to their fellow students as examples of good character.

FAIRNESS

How many times have students told you that school or classroom rules are not fair? Be ready to counter their complaints by basing rules on the traits of character. When appropriate, students can help to design the rules and choose the consequences of violations.

Focus on and reward academic integrity. Encourage students to complete all of their assignments and do their own work, and show them how to properly cite the ideas of others. Consider an "Honest Abe" or "Worker Bee" award for those who do their individual best.

How do your school's sports teams and other groups reflect on your school? Have coaches and supervisors refer to Character and Sports for some suggestions about discussions they can hold with team members. Students should be mindful of their reputation as a group and how this impacts the school and community.

Instruct students who generate the school paper to seek journalistic integrity -- attention to detail, fairness, accuracy, and balance -- in what they report. Editorials and articles should be clear in what is fact and what is opinion. The writers should proudly put their names on every article they publish.

CARING

The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation provides Educator Resources including project ideas such as RAK Sightings!, which gives students and staff the opportunity to secretly submit students' random acts of kindness and then rewards the doers with special certificates.

Have students identify a need in the school or community and develop a plan to help. This might take the form of a book and magazine drive for a retirement home, crocheting hats and blankets for newborns, or another project that displays care for others.

Structure volunteer programs within the school, such as opportunities for students to help out in life skills classes, read or tutor young children, assist in the computer lab, aid students in the library, provide support to students who are recovering from an injury or dealing with a medical condition, or gather work for students who miss school.

Collect donations for a worthy organization, preferably one that serves children. One such group is The Smile Train, which arranges for free surgeries for poor children who have cleft lip and palate. The students might conduct a recycling project, hold a penny drive, do work for donations, or take pledges for biking or walking or dancing. For a list of charitable organizations started by kids, see Idealist.org.

CITIZENSHIP

Follow the news. Share stories from your own community and the national news headlines about people who possess the character traits. Ask local leaders to address the students. The Giraffe Heroes Web site has a wonderful collection of Giraffe Profiles that is rich in stories of real people who personify good character and would be an ideal library from which to select tales to share with students.

Plan, or have your students organize, patriotic events. The Cleveland County Schools suggest a "Red, White, and Blue Day" and other events could be held around patriotic holidays. You might schedule a concert that features patriotic musical selections by a band or chorus. Readings of quotes or stories about the presidents can also be shared as part of the school day, particularly near the time of President's Day.

Involve students in beautification and/or environmental projects around the school and in the community. Local environmental organizations might invite students to join in water testing or ask for their assistance in constructing bat houses or bird nesting boxes, cleaning community parks, and more.

Help community members who are in need with clothing and/or food drives. Some children's clothing may be reserved for students within the school who may need it.

 

source: http://www.educationworld.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 May 2012 02:49
 
The National Education Day PDF Print E-mail
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May 2nd, is a day of National Education. May 2nd used as a day of education Nasonal coincided with birthday of our education leaders Ki Hajar Dewantara with the original name: Raden Mas Soewardi Soerjaningrat.
 
Commenting about the struggle to advance education in Indonesia, he had established a school on July 3rd, 1922 in Yogyakarta. Then he also had written numerous articles that point to protest the policies of the colonizers (The Netherlands), which sometimes kill and inhibit the growth and development of education in Indonesia.
 


Based on his effort, hard work and sacrifice, through Presidential Decree No. 305 Year 1959, dated 28 November 1959, he has been named as one of the National Heroes. Even more he is considered as the "Man of Education" to all Indonesian people. This respect is evident with the set May 2nd as National Education Day.

To realize and develop the education sector in Indonesia which is in colonization of the Dutch colonists, he wore a motto "Tut Wuri Handayani". This slogan is derived from the original phrase "Ing Ngarsa Sung Tulada, Ing Madya Mangun Karsa". This slogan is still used in our educational subject up to this reformation era.

Happy National Education Day, let us answer the challenges of this nation ahead, to build more advanced education in Indonesia, to be equal with other nations specially on science.
 
 
 
 
 
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