Category Archives: Education Matters

Views on changes in education system in Singapore

When comes to school education matters, I have my views as most Singaporeans do. I am a parent of a daughter who had completed her university degree recently. I also taught in a polytechnic and was a school administrator before. … Continue reading

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Teaching

Not anyone can be a good teacher/lecturer, who can engage his/her students in meaningful learning and touches hearts of students. On the other hand, I have seen many who chose this path excelling in teaching and connected well with their … Continue reading

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My journey on path of education

There is so much discussion on the Singapore education scene, how children are stressed, have tuition to get ahead, etc. I share how I get to where I am today. I started primary school in early 1960s in order to … Continue reading

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How do I feel about teaching in polytechnic?

I started teaching back in 1992. Twenty years went by. My two older brothers were school teachers and I thought I can teach just like them. In all honesty, I left a pressure cooker environment of a public accounting firm … Continue reading

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Wired Generation

I taught students who are 18 – 19 years old for a number of years now. This year, my encounter with a fresh batch of students was less than satisfying. Students were loud in their speech. They could not conduct … Continue reading

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Teaching Youths of Today

I joined teaching profession in 1992 after having worked in the corporate world for a good 11 years. 16 years later I am still teaching 17-19 years old students. Over the years, I see distinct differences between youths back in … Continue reading

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Teaching Experience

Since I started teaching again in April, I had finally reached the end of fourteen weeks of lessons. The examinations were conducted with marking and grading of the students’ scripts completed this week. The feeling is one of relief that … Continue reading

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