Too Quick to Judge

I just watched a meaningful videoclip that a man made a good comment about a drawing by a lovely lady.

He felt ignored and he misjudged that lady for treating him as someone who was trying to woo her.

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He found out later that the lady was deaf after she left a note for him.

We are guilty of judging without finding the facts of things.

There may often be hidden truth even for terrible behaviours of our kids and students.

I have couple of kids in my class who behave badly but the main reason is they hate their lives especially many of their parents are in prison.

They live their lives in anger especially against adults.

Judging too quickly before even helping would be a terrible thing to do for adults and teachers.

We must find out what is the hidden truth to make the right judgement and decision in our lives.

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First Try Of Singapore Snacks By Japanese

Singapore has many local food as well as international food.

Singaporeans love food and food is one of the most profitable businesses in Singapore.

Singaporeans celebrate all occasions with food. One of the most common greetings is to ask another whether one has eaten.

These two Japanese guys had received some local Singaporean snacks sent to them and they were reviewing the snacks individually.

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Most of us have our own local food that we may have taken it for granted since we are able to buy them easily.

For a foreigner, your local food can be a rare delicacy.

We must learn to appreciate our own culture and food.

This value should be passed down to our children and next generation so that our local culture would not be diluted due to the advancement of social media.

I hope you are able to enjoy watching the nice review and get to see some nice local snacks that are available in Singapore.

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Success Factors Of Singapore Education System

National Institute Of Education (NIE) has been responsible in getting teachers trained.

Most teachers must complete one year or two years of training before they can receive a diploma in education and be recognised as a trained teacher.

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There are also teaching practicum where trainee teachers get to apply what they have learnt and get advice from experienced teachers who would guide them as mentors.

Quality teacher is therefore one of the many successful factors of a successful education system.

I hope that the above videoclip provides a nice overview of why Singapore education system is one of the most recognized systems around the world.

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Singapore Teacher

A typical classroom teacher in Singapore would have 12 to 14 hours of academic teaching.

There are also professional learning within curriculum time with their own school staff and out of curriculum time at Academy of Singapore Teacher.

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As teachers, there is a need to constantly keep up with current trend of education as well as sharpen our teaching and pedagogy through professional discussion.

Beside all these, teachers do have administrative work and other duties.

With the above videoclip, you can to have an insight of how it is like teaching in Singapore.

Teaching can be very demanding but rewarding especially we are changing and impacting the future generations.

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.

Social Change By Blockchain

Most of us are involved in blockchain because we are earning through content creation.

The recent hardfork that has just completed may have caused anxiety and stress especially when we cannot access the blockchain to make our posts.

Blockchain for many may just be about Bitcoin as Bitcoin is the most well-known cryptocurrency to those who are not involved in trading cryptocurrency.

Blockchain is a great technology that can store our information securely and provide us with the change of how we deal with financial fund.

The entrance of facebook into cryptocurrency is a good example of how future would be like and blockchain is good to stay.

Below is a short videoclip by Ali Dar on Tedx where he shared his thoughts about how blockchain would change our society.

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There are indeed many opportunities that we can reap from blockchain but the future is still unknown especially we can see the price of most cryptocurrencies are extremely low.

The best advice for many experienced crypto investors is not to invest more than we can afford to lose.

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Simple Unconditional Kindness Acts

As individual, we need not do great things to impress others.

There are many opportunities that we can do small acts of kindness whenever we can.

When we see an elderly on a public transport, we can give up our seat to let those who need it more have it.

I do see youngsters not doing so and they pretend that they do not see such a need.

Below are some simple kind acts that one can do in our ordinary lives to be extraordinary in our own little ways.

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Spread kindness around the world to make the world a better place today.

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Homeschooling In Singapore

Singapore has a compulsory education for all children.

There are some parents who have chosen to homeschool their children.

These parents have to apply permission from Ministry Of Education.

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I personally feel that one of the challenges in homeschooling is really to customize a curriculum for our own children.

Discipline is needed to follow a planned home curriculum and parents become their children’s teachers.

There are many benefits of homeschooling but there are also disadvantages.

Some of these children may lack social skills with other children.

I hope the above videoclip about homeschooling is interesting to you as a parent or educator.

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Figuring Math In The Real World

Getting kids to sit and listen attentively can be extremely difficult.

Many students do not like Math when they do not see the purpose of learning Math.

By getting kids to move out of their classrooms to learn Math using real things around the neighbourhood or supermarket, we can get them to see how Math can be used in real world context.

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Getting them to buy things with the coins or notes that they have. This brings the importance of the need to know counting to prevent them from being cheated by dishonest businessmen.

When Math comes alive, their interest is ignited positively with a real purpose.

We do not need to ask how can we get our children to be interested in Math but how can we make Math real to our children in their daily lives.

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Awareness Of Autism

A Singapore actor, Adrian Pang, learnt more about what autism was about when he was putting up a play.

The actors of the play visited St. Andrew Autism Center in Singapore to learn more about autism.

All the actors were brought into the world of autism and they had a greater understanding of it.

They have also developed empathy for people with autism.

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Through the play, they were able to raise greater awareness of autism to the public and they themselves were also impacted positively.

With greater awareness, more people can come forward to help and accept people with autism more openly and willingly.

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A Good Teacher May Not Be A Great Teacher

There are many good teachers in the world but not all can become great teachers.

A great teacher may not be one who needs to be master of content but one who can let students experience learning.

A great teacher should love teaching and learning.

We can show our students how we learn and how we can learn together with them.

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Students do not really enjoy sitting the whole day listening but most of them enjoy learning outside the classrooms with authentic experience.

They like to feel the rapport and get connected with their teachers. They feel great to know that their teachers are not just teachers but someone that they can relate to.

There are so many characteristics of a great teacher but a great teacher should understand each child well and customize learning according to each child’s need.

The difference between a good teacher and great teacher may be hard to tell as it may also depend on the student’s own perception and experience with each teacher.

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.