“The first job of a teacher is to make the student fall in love with the subject. That doesn’t have to be done by waving your arms and prancing around the classroom; there’s all sorts of ways to go at it, but no matter what, you are a symbol of the subject in the students’… Continue reading The magic of teaching
4 February 2018 Dear Clarice, Mummy read an article in The Straits Times with a heavy heart. One talked about how the local education system placed high stakes on children from a very young age in primary school. It fuelled the stress level of children and their parents, damaging their relationship at the cost of… Continue reading Pressure cooker
26 January 2018 Dear Clarice, Today is a day for besties in Zootopia. So much to learn and see when you girls read the information signboard. Kinesthetic learning at its best, especially relevant, now that you are learning science in school. It’s like a textbook comes alive. The zoo is really a classroom delight and… Continue reading Alive classroom
23 January 2018 Dear Clarice, I am a believer that it is never too young to start reading. I started the day you were born and you’re a testimonial of an avid bookworm since. An American educator shares more specific steps on teaching pre-schoolers to read. I’m pleased to note that some of them are… Continue reading Spread the love to read
22 January 2018 Here are the top five questions teachers hope parents will ask them. Useful tips for a fruitful parent-teacher conference which show we really care for our children as a human being and not just care about the numbers on their report card. It will likely reveal different sides of our children in… Continue reading What to ask the teacher?
22 December 2017 Dear Clarice, Winter solstice is here and it’s time to make tang-yuan or those cute, yummy flour balls again. Many questions popped up as you were making tang-yuan: what is the winter solstice? Why must we make tang-yuan? What happens after we eat tang-yuan? Etc…… I encouraged you to look for answers… Continue reading Curiosity is the mother of learning
Dear Clarice, Mummy would like to share the tips in this article with you. Recall how sometimes you are beset by negativity in your lives and just could not snap out of it? The 3Cs explained in this article could help you cope better. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-stop-automatic-negative-thoughts_us_58330f18e4b0eaa5f14d4833