Great Teachers

Bill Gates shared about the thought about how we make a teacher great.

He mentioned that education is important for a country to stay strong.

The need to learn from great teachers would enable teachers to become better teachers.

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Improvement of current teachers to become better teachers may be able to help to improve the education system.

Education can be one of the many vehicles to help a nation strong but I must admit it is not the only way.

There are many people like Bill Gates who are dropout from schools and doing great.

As a dropout from school, Bill Gates certainly values education greatly as he sees the benefits of it.

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Education Needs To Keep Up With Fast-Changing World

The founder of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, did a keynote speech at the OECD in Paris.

The need for teachers to stay current with updated curriculums for the digital era.

Teachers need to be leaders and stay relevant to uplift education to keep up with the fast-changing world.

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Many Singapore schools are offering coding as part of its curriculum to expose Singapore students to computer language early.

There are many initiatives like learning how to design mobile apps.

Teachers would need to constantly upgrade themselves to keep up with the current trends.

The importance of preparing our students to cope with future demands would definitely be the priority of educators today.

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Look At the World Through A child

Joshua Beckford is special as he is diagnosed with autism so he experiences the world differently from us.

He has a passion to gain knowledge which he shared his reasons well when the interviewer asked him.

He wants to make the world a better place and he wants to help others as a neurosurgeon.

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As a kid with special needs, he certainly has big dreams.

We should never deny the potential of kids even if they may have special needs or disabilities.

Everyone has a talent in certain way but some may need time to discover it.

As teachers and parents, we should always believe the best in our kids.

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Make The Change Through Education

Daniel Geiter was an ex-convict who was not able to get a job in the past.

Through determination, he pursued further education as an adult learner.

Education has definitely given him the opportunity that he needed to have a different direction in his life.

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He has the desire to help others, who may be facing similar problem as him, to get the education that can change their lives totally.

With this vision and passion, he opened a college.

Be inspired by his sharing of how he was able to make the change through education.

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Battle With Death

Couple of years ago, my mum was found to have a big tumour at her womb and a lump at one of her kidneys.

She had to remove her womb and one of her kidneys which was a major operation for her age.

There were also complications leading to many critical conditions.

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Just like those people in the videoclip above, my mum was really depressed and she even wanted to simply give up living.

It is never easy to battle with a critical illness for the one suffering as well as for the family.

Family support and encouragement would enable one to get through the difficult times.

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Stay At Home Parents

There are people who envy housewives that can stay at home to look after their children.

They may not always see the other side of the story where many of them have to cope with housework, sick child and boredom.

The boredom would come when everything is like going through a repeated routine each day.

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It makes things worse when a husband, who comes home, totally does not help a single bit.

My wife did have insecurity as a housewife when she totally depends on me for her finance.

There are many different types of struggles and stresses that stay at home parents can have.

That is why some parents would choose to go out to work and leave their children to the maid.

It is never the same when we get a maid to look after our children.

Within us, there may be slight guilt especially when we have to work overtime and do not see our children often.

Kids that are taken care by their own parents may often have better inner security than those who are being taken care by someone else.

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The Impact Of Prison Education

Many young prisoners had given up their education due to various reasons.

They may have walked the wrong pathway until they were caught and sent to prison for correction.

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Life may look hopeless but prison education gives them a second chance to learn and become a different person.

With education, they would have a better chance to find a job when they are released from prison.

There can be hope for many of them through education where they can start to dream of a brighter future for themselves.

Education can be a life changer that helps one to find back their hopes and self-esteem that they may have lost them after walking the wrong path.

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Perception Of Kids In Status Differences

Our students these days do compare with one another in many ways.

The amount of pocket money they have and the types of bag that one can afford are some of the common comparison.

The future careers may also be influenced by their own parents.

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Regardless of how much they may have, they must learn to accept themselves and others just the way they are.

The interpretation of someone better or richer cannot be simply physical wealth.

We can have a rich man who never gets a good night sleep due to worries of bankruptcy.

A middle-class worker may have great family time and he can get a good night sleep without much worries with just enough for his family.

It is important that we educate our future generation with the right mindset.

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Kids Meet A Body Builder

Some kids were given a chance to meet a body builder.

They were certainly amazed by his big muscles.

The humorous body builder even made them laughed by making his chest muscles moved.

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Some of the kids wanted to know how long it took for him to build those muscles.

It is a cute and fun videoclip to watch.

Kids are naturally curious with many things.

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Losing Your Parent

Death is not something we would celebrate and losing someone we love can be hard.

Some courageous Singaporeans were invited to share their experience and emotion about losing their parent.

There are some who would never cry even with the deepest sadness.

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When one is able to open up to share, it is often a point of release from the root of many different issues.

Some may have blamed themselves for the death of their parent but it is often not their fault.

It is never easy and we can never forget but it becomes easier with time and openness to our own feelings.

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