Build Confidence In Learning

At my recent exam results release day for my graduating class, I had parents commented that they do not know what kind of magic that I had performed to help their child do well in her national examination.

It was certainly meant to credit the child’s achievement to me.

I told them that their child has the ability to do so but she was hindered in her learning due to lack of confidence.

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We simply need to let the child taste little successes and build her confidence.

Since I would not be her teacher anymore, the best thing to do was to get her parents and my student to have the right mindset in believing in her own ability to learn.

She may face different types of teachers next year so if her achievement is not dependent on her teachers, she would be able to learn independently with greater confidence.

She needs to believe that she can do it and it does not depend on me anymore.

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If she still chooses to believe it was due to me, she may be struggling when she enters Secondary School next year.

A successful education should allow her to learn independently with confidence based on her own ability and forget about her past failures.

Never give up even if one fails the first time but continue to push forward to reach the goal of learning.

It was hard to convince her parents as they credited the success to my effort.

I did put in effort but the main issue with her was really her confidence in learning.

This is just a short sharing about the need to build confidence in kids to believe they can learn even if they have faced many past failures.

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Inspire Learning

Teachers can often change how much their students love learning.

I used to do very badly in my studies when I was young but I did not give up learning.

I had used my story to inspire my students.

Making my lessons fun was important since I know that I had disliked learning since it was really great boredom with teachers who read out the textbooks like chanting.

I often joke and make my students laugh. Getting them to laugh will definitely keep them alert and enjoy our lessons.

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Very often, our students remember our jokes more than anything so creating really funny jokes related to the topic is one great way to get them to remember what they have to learn in class.

Inspire learning the way how students like to learn as students can inspire us how we can teach in a more effective way.

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Caring For People With Mental Health Conditions

My mum had depression since I was a kid but this truth was never revealed to me even after I got married.

I shifted out of my parents’ place not long after I got married as I really did not like the sudden anger that my mum used to have.

It was after several years, my mum suddenly came to my house as she had an argument with my dad due to her imagination.

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Through my wife’s encouragement, she started to take her medication more regularly and her condition was under control.

Her relationship with my dad has improved ever since her condition made improvement.

The above videoclip is the reflections of some caregivers for people with mental health conditions.

In conclusion, family support for patients with mental health issues can play an important role for their recovery.

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Life In Prison

Former offenders were brave enough to share their lives in prison.

It was a hard time and some of them had gone into prison more than once.

Their families may have suffered for the crimes that they had committed.

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The listening ear and support from people around them indeed can make a great difference for their change.

Everyone deserves a chance and love from the people can give them the motivation to stay away from their past mistakes.

I believe they were willing to share as they wanted to let others understand the struggles of former prisoners.

Their courage to share their past would enable people to understand their lives better and open up their hearts to give former prisoners a chance to change.

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A Single Parent

Kelvin’s wife passed away due to cancer.

He had to look after his daughter on his own and explained to his daughter about the death of her mother.

He did not hide the truth from his daughter but he was able to allow his daughter to understand the facts through simple explanations.

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In the videoclip above, Kelvin shared about how he tried to be both dad and mum to his daughter.

He is definitely an inspiration of a father who is able to show his dedication and love in practical ways.

Life without a wife can be difficult.

The need to balance his work and family on his own.

His love for his daughter would probably be the driving force to keep him going.

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Raising A Child With Autism

Bob Lee was an award winning photo journalist.

He left his prestigious job to look after his son who suffers from autism.

His struggles to handle those frequent tantrums and demands from his son become his inspiration in life.

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When he realised that his photography can be used to help others, he started to teach photography to autistic children and the blind.

Bob Lee shared his love for his son and how he was able to use his talent to help others in different ways.

His life story is an inspiration to us of how far love can go.

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Hinkley Point C Inspire Programme

At a Low Carbon Residential, 50 young people would join the Hinkley Point C education team.

There are activities to inspire students into the STEM related careers.

They get to visit the Hinkley Point C construction site to see everything in action. They also get to visit EDF Energy training facility at Cannington Court.

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All the activities provide good experiential experience. Young people get to explore the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and the associated career opportunities.

This is one way to ensure talents for this industry by providing inspiration to the future generations.

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The Unconditional Love

Parents often do things that they do not want their children to know especially the extra jobs they take to support their children in education.

The success of their children may often be the comfort of their parents.

Below is a simple short videoclip about a father who worked really hard to support his son in his education to the point that his physical health was affected.

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Parents often offer their unconditional love to their children but children these days may take these things for granted.

An inspiring videoclip like the above can be an useful resource for teachers or parents to get their children to reflect the goodness of their parents.

Most parents are willing to sacrifice their own well-being to exchange for the comfort of their children.

The love of parents is unconditional.

When there is a condition to gain love, the love may not be love but a reward of care or concern based on what we do.

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Redefine Success In Education

I am a Math Teacher in school but I do have students who just cannot solve Math problems regardless of how hard they may have tried.

I have been teaching the weakest classes for many years and many of my students had many disappointments especially in their studies.

I have told my students more than once that doing well in their studies is not the only way to become successful but the right attitude in learning regardless of the results.

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In the above videoclip, a principal had been telling his students that they must do well in every subject to be successful in the future until a popular author, who was an ex-student, came to correct his misconception of success.

The popular author used to do badly in Math but she had a strong interest in writing.

The principal told her that she would not do well in future but she eventually understood that it was not true.

Education is not the only way to be successful and there are many successful people who are dropped out from school.

Education can provide more options of job opportunities but there are many ways that we can be successful these days even without proper education.

Teachers should provide the right mindset for our students so that they would be able to find success just by recognising their own strengths and talents.

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A Young Passenger

A taxis driver helped to look after a young boy as his mother had to work.

An unlikely friendship had developed despite their differences as both of them were suffering from losing their loved ones.

They started to understand one another better and enjoyed the companionship.

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The boy shared that he was bullied by a neighbour, Sam, and the taxis driver wanted to stand up for him but they both ran away when Sam’s grandmother scolded them.

This was a good example of racial harmony where different races can help one another and become good friends.

At the end of the videoclip, the boy requested the taxis driver to visit him as it was his last day of driving a taxi.

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.