Online Education To Impact The World

CreativeLive provides the opportunities for anyone in the world to gain valuable knowledge and ideas through its online education.

As a classroom teacher, I can only teach a limited amount of students each year.

My impact may only be the number of students that I can get into contact each year but online education provides the opportunities for educators to reach learners from different parts of the world.

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Online education can provide opportunities for learners who may never be able to go overseas to learn from certain experts in foreign countries.

It opens up a world of borderless learning without boundaries.

Using online education, the four walls cannot stop knowledge from reaching the other parts of the world.

Online education is great but I must admit that there may not be personal interaction like what we have in our normal classrooms.

There are always pros and cons in everything but we can see great potential in spreading valuable knowledge in a greater way.

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Changing Lives Through Education

The World University Service Canada (WUSC) committee at the University of Lethbridge shared a common motto of ‘Education Changes The World’.

It has helped student refugees to get a proper education so that they can provide them with a brighter future.

Dr Al Barnhill had made a significant contribution to establish an endowment to assist students in getting their education at the University of Lethbridge.

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By providing such opportunities, it provided student refugees a chance for a different future and the ability to pursue dreams that they would never have believed they could have.

This is definitely a meaningful way to use education to make meaningful positive impact in others.

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Process Drama

Yishun Town Secondary School in Singapore used Process Drama to teach their students values in their Character and Citizenship Education.

Students were able to express their feelings for different scenarios from different perspectives.

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They were able to reflect and act on different unique situations to find suitable solutions in the imaginary world created during Process Drama.

Through this experience, students can discuss and share their own perspectives.

Lots of teachable moments for teachers to guide and formulate their values as individuals.

Disclaimer: This is my personal reflection and I am not in any position to instruct anyone what they should do. I am not responsible for any action taken as a result of this post. My post can only be a reference for your further research and growth. By reading this post, you acknowledge and accept that. All images and pictures were taken from google images that are free from copyright under labelled for reuse.

Serve The Community

Value In Action is a programme in Singapore schools to nurture students to contribute to the society in various ways.

Teachers can share the importance of contributing to the society but it would be more impactful to get students to contribute in their little ways to see what they can do to make a difference in the lives of others.

Students from Hong Wen School in Singapore went to Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital to distribute goodie bags and serve breakfast to the elderly patients.

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Through this meaningful activity during Children’s Day, students were able to gain valuable experience in giving back to society in meaningful ways.

It was a memorable experience for the students as they were able to experience the joy of giving unconditionally.

Inquiry-based Approach To Learn Science

Science is everywhere around us.

Students should experience Science on their own rather than simply study Science like a dictionary.

Inquiry-based approach would provide students with the opportunities to develop concepts, skills and attitudes through their own research and exploration.

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Townsville Primary School in Singapore has provided students with enriching Science experiences which link to their interest and stimulate their curiosity about the environment and its relationships with Science.

Students get to learn how they can apply Science in their daily life.

Through inquiry-based approach, the school is able to provide authentic learning experiences for its students.

Disclaimer: This is my personal reflection and I am not in any position to instruct anyone what they should do. I am not responsible for any action taken as a result of this post. My post can only be a reference for your further research and growth. By reading this post, you acknowledge and accept that. All images and pictures were taken from google images that are free from copyright under labelled for reuse.

Good Post Vs Great Post

There are different opinions about what is a quality post.

Some people may feel that a lengthy post is quality post because there is a comprehensive writing that covers all areas.

A lengthy post may be a good post but many readers may not read the whole post because it is too lengthy.

What is really a blog post?

I personally would think that a blog post is not a research paper but simply a short post to share certain aspect of content related to our interest.

A lengthy post may often be so lengthy that readers may not read the whole post but simply support due to relationship with the content creators.

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I must admit that the popular content creators on steem platform have a big pool of auto-upvote supporters so regardless of the quality of content each day, there would be those regular upvotes.

What are good posts?

Good posts may be generally quality posts that are informative and comprehensive in the content.

Probably one that does not have grammar errors and good sentence structure but a good post may not always have many supporters especially for new comers on the platform.

What are great posts?

My personal opinion of a great post would be one that speaks to the readers’ needs and readers would have the ‘Aha’ moment that enlightens readers about certain issues or aspects  that are close to their hearts.

Great posts do not have to be lengthy since lengthy posts may lead to readers missing the key points.

I have changed my writing style for a period of time.

I used to write lengthy posts but I have change to writing short posts with a videoclip.

Simple short posts with a videoclip to illustrate more can be more informative than lengthy posts with too many words to read.

In Conclusion

Great posts need not be lengthy posts but posts that can touch the hearts of readers.

Lengthy posts may be quality posts but there may be too much information for readers to catch the main ideas.

This post is really just my personal opinion so there is no right or wrong.

You can have your own personal opinion about what is good and what is great.

Disclaimer: This is my personal reflection and I am not in any position to instruct anyone what they should do. I am not responsible for any action taken as a result of this post. My post can only be a reference for your further research and growth. By reading this post, you acknowledge and accept that. All images and pictures were taken from google images that are free from copyright under labelled for reuse.

Thankfulness Of Little Things In life

We can live a happy life when we learn to be thankful of every little thing that we are blessed with.

Good things can happen to us when we are at the right place and at the right time.

When good things happen without us trying to get them, they are really blessings.

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Gratefulness To The Teachers

My son had entered Secondary one this year.

He had learning difficulty in the past and he has special needs too.

I am grateful that his secondary school had been rewarding well-behaved students and providing every child to shine in their own ways.

His class tutors were also caring to him and acknowledge his good points.

Gratefulness To The Praises

My students had received their national examination results.

Parents came to show how much they were grateful to me for the time I invested in their children as a teacher.

I had a parent who insisted that I was the best teacher for her daughter for the last six years of education in my school.

I should thank God for his favour given to me with parents.

Gratefulness For My Students’ Results

I am certainly glad to see that many of my students, who used to score badly and hated learning before I became their teacher, did better in their national examinations.

When I became their teachers, I would nurture their love of learning and let them have fun with the subject that I taught.

Their attitude to learning and confidence in performing in the subject became better and many of them did well in their national examinations.

Many of them were able to end their primary school journey with better than expected results which did surprise some parents since they used to hate learning and did badly in the past.

School Holidays

I am thankful that it is school holiday now.

I can spend time with my family since I may have neglected my family members due to school work and posting on the platforms.

It is a good time for me to rest since I had been busy from morning till late at night during school days.

The opportunities to spend time with my family, the chance to rest and it is also a good time to reflect the things that had happened for this year.

Good Health

Many people may always take their health for granted until they had fallen sick.

I am glad to stay healthy and I hope that I can slim down further this school holiday.

I managed to remove 8 kg of my weight last December so I hope that I can slim down further this December.

Getting slimmer can be good for my health especially for my age.

I used to have heel pain so by reducing my weight, my feet would have less burden.

I am thankful for being able to slim down without doing much exercising last December and I hope to slim down further this December.

We can recount the good things of the year and be thankful of little things that have made a difference in our lives.

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Infusing Love For Math In Students

Eddie Woo aims to reach out to students beyond the classroom lessons by posting his lessons online.

Many students did not like Math until Eddie Woo made a change in their opinion about Math through ways that can engage them effectively.

He led students into meaningful discussion about Math problems to enable them to solve the questions gradually on their own.

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When students were able to start solving Math questions, they would gradually build up interest in this subject.

I am glad to find another Math teacher making an impact in Mathematics.

I am faced with similar situation for many years when I taught the graduation classes where students hated Math.

The first aim is to build confidence and interest with little successes.

Make Mathematics fun for kids and they start to find Math interesting.

When their attitudes change, they start to see themselves getting better in Mathematics.

They will start to like Mathematics after they discover Mathematics can be fun.

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Introducing Teachers Like Sports

It was an interesting way to highlight teachers like a sports news.

Boyd Maxwell and Perry Schmidt reported news about teachers like they were sharing exciting sports news.

I did not expect the presentation in this manner and it was the first time I watched their videoclip.

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The routine way of sharing about teachers may not always catch one’s attention so alternative ways may often work more effectively.

Teaching is no longer about students learning only what teachers teach.

The modern teachers are supposed to be facilitators of learning and not just teach and share knowledge.

Guiding students to find their own ways to acquire knowledge and understand what they have found on their own would be the aims of most teachers.

We need to use different ways to engage students in learning so there is no one way to teach all but how we can use many ways to guide effectively and customise learning for each child.

The above videoclip is a good example of how we can do things differently but still achieve the main objective.

Disclaimer: This is my personal reflection and I am not in any position to instruct anyone what they should do. I am not responsible for any action taken as a result of this post. My post can only be a reference for your further research and growth. By reading this post, you acknowledge and accept that. All images and pictures were taken from google images that are free from copyright under labelled for reuse.

Design To change Lives

Riley Sheehan used his Honours Project to improve the functions of an electric wheelchair.

He uses a wheelchair and he knows the need of others who are using it.

He felt that the technology of wheelchairs were not moving as fast as he wanted.

This project really speaks well to his heart and personal needs.

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A good product is often one that solves a problem for many.

Dr Sam Canning, Senior Lecturer, supported his idea greatly.

It is wonderful to see a product that can make the life of others better being designed and created.

Product creators should first consider consumers’ needs before proceeding in designing their products to ensure popularity.

Disclaimer: This is my personal reflection and I am not in any position to instruct anyone what they should do. I am not responsible for any action taken as a result of this post. My post can only be a reference for your further research and growth. By reading this post, you acknowledge and accept that. All images and pictures were taken from google images that are free from copyright under labelled for reuse.