Recently, my daughter was unwell during one of her phonics lesson. She was drowsy from medicine, and she couldn't understand what was taught in her phonics class. She got really upset and when we fetched her, she was drowning in tears so much that her teacher felt compelled to give her a hug. That was … Continue reading The benefits of small failures
Love To Learn helps people learn Maths better. Through our partnership with ClassDo.com, a technology company, we conduct Maths lessons through virtual classrooms so great learning can take place anytime, anywhere. Our Why: Help our students to achieve academic success in the most effective and engaging mannerBe a friend, a mentor and a teacher in the … Continue reading The corporate DNA of Love To Learn
Beyond grades, I influenced my students in every contact we make. I sum up this influence with three words: Clarity, Confidence, Curiosity. Clarity Clarity refers to clarity in my student’s understanding. It means understanding how a formula is to be used, understanding a concept, or understanding why a certain worked example was like that. Without … Continue reading Clarity, Confidence, Curiosity
During my school days, I had many great teachers, some of whom I still remember fondly. Some were not so great, some were uninspiring or downright unpleasant; and I often wondered why they spent their days making lives miserable for everyone. So when I started my career as a teacher, my unspoken motto is: Be … Continue reading How I produced results by being nice
I have taught for more than 10 years in Republic Polytechnic. In my classroom, the final part of the lesson is typically a presentation by the students to showcase what they have learnt in the whole morning and noon. This final part of the lesson is called usually called the Third Meeting. The Third Meeting … Continue reading Why can’t learning be more spontaneous?
We agree that all children need to succeed; but do we mean the same thing? My own feeling is that success should not be quick and easy, and should not come all the time. Success implies overcoming an obstacle, including, perhaps, the thought in our minds that we might not succeed. It is turning "I … Continue reading Excerpt from ‘Why Children Fail’ by John Holt
I teach in a tertiary school that believes in a pedagogy that Maths should be learnt by Socratic question-and-answer, in other words, by thinking about the meaning behind mathematical patterns. When I started teaching using this methodology, I was truly fascinated by it. Because it is so revolutionary and refreshing - no more drilling and … Continue reading Why good old drilling is still irreplaceable for Maths mastery