First impressions count

That’s the same for compositions. Today we learned the different ways of starting an essay and various methods of ending one. The students also attempted their best at writing that perfect introduction/conclusion. Hope they had fun!

My good student

I have a student who is not as strong academically as his peers. I adore him because he has a pleasant personality and is easy-going. *Grades do not define a person’s character.   Since it is the school holidays this week, I asked the students yesterday what they were going to do over the next[…]

What I would have done if someone stole our pedagogy

Was recording a Channel U show recently where I was giving my opinions on education. The host asked what I would have done if a parent came for a couple of weeks, learnt my pedagogy and quit the class. Ideally, I should have answered that our way of teaching isn’t that easily replicated. (If it[…]

Weight vs Mass

Science tip: “The weight of an object is also its mass.” This is really awkward to explain because we use kg to measure both weight and mass. -Weight is the pull of the Earth’s gravity on mass and is dependent on the gravity experienced (so an object will have a different weight on the moon).[…]

201 Days to PSLE

Wrote this on the board before my P6 class at 7:30pm, hoping they will start to have a sense of urgency soon.#皇上不急太监急

Tough Maths problem

This is a very tough question. Try this and see if you can solve it without using algebra. Andy, Betty, Candy and Danny each have some money. The amount of money Andy has is 1/3 of the total amount of money Betty, Candy and Danny have. The amount of money Betty has is 1/4 of[…]

It’s not nice to use nice

I always tell my students: 1) No word echoes: don’t repeat the phrases you use if possible. It would appear like you have a limited vocabulary bank. 2) Don’t use the word “nice”. It’s a lazy way of writing. Everything can be “nice”. Yesterday, while I was at my parents’ place, I watched this TV[…]

Life is so easy?

“Life is so easy now, you don’t have classes everyday,” said some friends. On the surface, it appears so. However, there’s a lot of responsibility involved. Guiding the kids academically and also aiming to provide an education for them, devising ways to get them interested, and helping them improve in the most efficient manner possible.[…]