Simple Happiness By Hacking Education

Logan LaPlante shared about his happiness of not attending the regular school when his parents made the decision a couple of years ago to pull him out of the school system.

He felt that being happy and healthy are more important.

He shared that having a good hacker mindset can change the world.

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He also shared about how he can hack learning to accelerate learning while maintaining creativity.

The customization of his own learning definitely increased his interest in learning.

He definitely had expressed his joy of learning when he was not restricted by the current school system.

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The Reality Of A Pre-School Teacher

It is not easy to handle young kids as they can be really active.

Those who are not teachers may think that handling these little ones must be easy but it is not true.

Pre-School Teachers are like parents who need to teach as well as looking into minor details of the personal matters of these kids.

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They often also need to handle difficult parents especially if their kids get injured.

The need to constantly watch over them is physically and mentally draining for teachers and many may give up when they are unable to cope with the various stress.

I do hope after watching the short videoclip above, more parents are more understanding and kind to these teachers who work really hard for their kids.

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.

The Need For Formative Assessment

Teachers can teach but not all students can understand.

We may have conducted the best lessons with wonderful animations and we think that we have taught well until we ask a student who does not know what is being taught.

This is really common in a regular classroom when teachers are totally in their own world of giving a lecture without getting feedback from students.

The videoclip below shows a teacher who would always answer his own question.

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It is true that teachers often answer our own questions in class and we need to stop doing that.

The use of formative assessment can be just getting feedback from students by asking simple questions to check for understanding.

Through asking questions related to our lessons, we can assess whether our students have understood and the need to refine our lessons for greater clarity.

By being a reflective teacher, we can improve the way we teach and understand the learning styles of most students in the class.

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The Extra Mile Of A Teacher

Mrs Chong was a teacher who took the extra mile to help her student, Edwin.

Edwin had to take a part-time job because his family owed the loan shark money.

Edwin’s academic results had dropped drastically and he was too tired to study.

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Mrs Chong tried to help him with his work by giving him extra lessons as well as getting Edwin to have his meals with her family.

Edwin was caught by the police for selling pirated products and he gave up school totally.

Mrs Chong did not give up on him but constantly kept sending words of encouragement to him via sms.

Mrs Chong had eventually made a difference in the future of Edwin.

It is really an inspiring story of how a teacher went the extra mile and made a great difference.

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.

Fun In Math To Build Interest

I am a strong believer that kids learn best when they are interested in what they are doing.

Most of us would often be amazed by the difficult games that our kids master even when we took a long time to understand the rules of the game.

We can often see kids who start to have interest in a particular subject make great progress very quickly.

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Having games and activities in Mathematics can make Mathematics a fun subject especially for those who hate Math due to past failures.

The above videoclip shows the fun Math activities that one of the Singapore Primary Schools had organised for its pupils.

When we can nurture the love for the subject through fun activities, we have already brought them over to the road of improvement and success.

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.

Form Teacher Guidance Period In Singapore

In Singapore, the form teacher of the class is the class mentor.

Form teacher has the duty of class administrative work as well as developing students in their social and emotional learning skills.

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Some schools may have Form Teacher Guidance once weekly while others may have it alternate weeks.

It is a time for form teachers to discuss different life issues like managing relationship and the growing up issues.

There is also career guidance for the older graduating kids to prepare them for future career.

The growing issues may change down the years especially students are exposed to more things due to the advancement of internet.

Form teachers should adapt and ensure that their form teacher guidance period can connect with the current issues faced by their students.

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Cartoons To Teach The Public

It is a creative way to educate the public in a light-hearted way through cartoons.

Singapore Mass Rapid Transport System is the train service that connects different parts of Singapore.

We can see passengers who often rush into the train when the doors are closing and I had even experienced passenger who had the feet caught at the platform gap.

All the accidents can be avoided if passengers would simply follow the safety rules.

The transport company came up with a series of animations to educate the public in a non-threatening manner.

Below are some of the cartoons to educate the public.

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I am quite sure the above cartoons are engaging and fun to watch.

It is a great way to educate adults and kids using cartoons.

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Avoid Stepping Out Of Boundary

As a male teacher, I understand the importance of keeping a safe distance from my female students.

We should never meet female student in private enclosed area as there could be mistunderstanding.

It is common for students who may have infatuation for their lovely or handsome teachers.

They may imagine the wonderful relationship with their teachers.

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Many of these kids may be underage and there would be many implications.

Teachers may even get sued for the relationship with underage kids over my side of the world.

It is important to have good rapport with students but we need to ensure a safe boundary with them.

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.

A Pen That Makes A Difference

A pen is simply a tool for writing for most people.

A teacher uses a pen for marking but it can do even more than that.

A teacher can use a pen to write encouraging remarks and highlight important ideas to build a student.

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When we were students, we were always glad to get good remarks from our teachers.

Those encouraging words were able to lift us up to reach for higher goals.

It is true that there are many teachers but not all would take the time to write those life-changing comments.

We should salute those teachers who take time to write comments to build their 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.

A Job That Inspires For Life

Teachers have many opportunities to inspire the love and joy of learning.

Teachers may not see what the inspired kid may become in future but we can be sure that the motivation that comes from inspiration can bring many to see their dreams come true.

Staying true to the inspiration can be hard when the reality of life challenges come.

A teacher can inspire a child that challenges and failures are normal.

The right mindset to accept challenges and failures as stepping stones would have already become the motivation and inspiration to overcome the difficulties for greater future successes.

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May there be more inspired teachers to inspire kids under their care.

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.