I still recalled when I first entered and worked in a new education organisation. At the start, I was a fresh employee who had just returned from overseas and began to work in a new environment.
The employer introduced me to my new ‘mentor’, who considered as my new trainer. I was overwhelmed by her hospitality and friendliness, and soon, I forgot about my usual routine as an instructor, and making myself got used to the new routine as an assistant teacher.
The teacher assisted me with the work that I was responsible for, and the generosity she gave me soon, yield confidence in me to teach and work in this new environment. I had never taught children before as my job was a university instructor in another country. The fact that I needed to deal with the whole big group of tiny human beings overwhelmed me. Soon, I took up Master of Education, hoping to gain knowledge to teach young and old human beings.
There were unexplainable confusions and mix-ups with my career and education at that time. Some strange lecturers and personalities arise to offer the so-called helps, which ruined my entire future. Fortunately, I persisted and determined to finish my studies, and at the end I obtained a Master degree in Training and Development. The same old pattern occurred again as I tried to finish Master of teaching (Primary), strange personalities and advisers arise again offered me the most discouraging and unused advices I never would forget throughout my entire life. I managed to get up again and proceed through the future.
McLaughlin & Marsh (1978) stated, “Useful support is valued by the participants. However, unhelpful assistance was perceived as being worse than no help at all.” I agreed with this statement. To help someone is to help him or her wholeheartedly. Not, helping someone and then talking about that poor person behind. This sort of attitude is absolutely immoral. It is like no help at all.