We often talk about our children growing up in a world that is very different from ours. One that is changing faster than any of us can comprehend, where it is predicted that the top 10 in-demand jobs 6 years from now, do not even exist in the present. Where today’s learners are expected to … Continued
“Mummy, where does water come from?” “The tap.” “But where does tap water come from?” “The reservoir.” “What is a reservoir?” “It’s a place that collects a big supply of treated water for our use.” “And where does that water come from?” “Well… From the rain…” How often have you been stumped by your child’s … Continued
Children are born with an innate desire to explore, form hypotheses, experiment, observe, and develop conclusions. Research and data prove that children’s learning through their senses has a strong connection to thinking and understanding in science and discovery. A few decades ago, the idea that toddlers think like scientists would have been considered preposterous. Jean Piaget, … Continued
Being an educator can be exhilarating and rewarding, and one thing is for sure, it is no easy task. Educators often have to juggle multiple responsibilities and be quick on their feet – plan and facilitate children’s learning, enable them to reach their learning goals, and support their holistic development. In conjunction with Teacher’s Day, … Continued
Teaching is more than just a job, and the truth in the matter is, not anyone can be a teacher. Our senior pre-school teacher Shirlee Lim from EtonHouse Pre-School Mountbatten 223 shared some insights with Channel NewsAsia on the challenges of her job and how she wishes there were more hours in a day so she can … Continued
A lot of research has been done all around the world on the use of testing and worksheets, and the results are always the same. Test-based, traditional, norm-referenced assessment is not beneficial and in some cases, harmful to children’s learning.
When it comes to learning Mandarin, many parents want to know how they can play a greater role in helping their children master the language. Whether you’re a native Mandarin speaker, a parent who has lost touch with the language after leaving school or a parent who is completely new to the entire concept … Continued
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The ability to bend and flex in the wind is what makes a growing tree strong; modern buildings are built to sway when the earth shakes. People need resilience to bend and flex through the winds of uncertainty and remain standing through the emotional earthquakes.
Sangeetha started her teaching career in 2001 as a part-time assistant preschool teacher. 20 years in this field have seen Sangeetha complete her Certificate in Preschool Teaching and Diploma in Preschool Teaching and Leadership. Her interest in learning about children’s behaviour and cognitive development further spurred her to attain a Bachelor’s Degree in Counselling and … Continued