Dear Clarice, You have a hands-on daddy who takes a keen interest in cultivating the same interests as you so that both of you have more time to bond. He likes to be there for your growing phases as much as possible. To achieve this goal, daddy has taken pains to nurture your fondness for… Continue reading Peas from the same pod
Dear Clarice, When I said do your homework on my way out, I meant it, as your exams are around the corner. When I came back, the “homework” was done, just not up to expectations. You had single-handedly ransacked the pantry, found the baking ingredients and utensils, and baked me a birthday cake! When asked… Continue reading Surprise
Dear Clarice, Daddy and Mummy have taken things for granted, things like jogging, catching a ball, serving a ball, dribbling a ball or rope skipping are skills that naturally comes to any child. So it came as a surprise to us to see that you were outcast during physical exercise lessons in school. Nobody wanted… Continue reading Motor Skills
Dear Clarice, It broke my heart to hear you shout “Do you know sometimes I’m actually very sad inside but I put on a smile before you?” You are so young, my dear. What happened to warrant this outburst? You have grown to be a tall girl now and it had turned out to be… Continue reading Meanness
Dear Clarice, In today’s social studies class, something was said to upset you very much. You learnt about housing types in the country. The teacher asked a casual question of where the classmates lived. You said most of them put up their hands to say they live in condominiums and bungalows. Then someone said you… Continue reading Compare
23 April 2018 “Technology is an integral part of our lives and it should be harnessed to help our students be future-ready, but our educators remain the key to effective teaching and learning.” #borderlesslearning #technologyandlearning http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/why-few-child-prodigies-grow-up-to-be-geniuses?xtor=CS3-18 They don’t learn to be original; study shows that setting fewer rules enables kids to be creative Adam… Continue reading What a prodigy takes?
Dear Clarice, Mummy met a boy on the bus today. He’s about 16, carrying a huge bag of groceries and handholding his grandmother. They sat next to me, chatting all the while about their market trip in the Hokkien dialect. What impressed me about the young man was 3 things: – in this time and… Continue reading Teaching empathy